The RadioTron Classic Filtertron


Single Pickup or Set of 2 Pickups

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An absolute legend in twang history, the classic ‘Filtertron’ design sounds the way it does because of its combination of an oversized magnet combined with an underwound coil compliment compared with other designs. The result? Smoothness all the way in the neck and that lovely twangy, string separation in the bridge. A myriad of classic tones can be nailed with our RadioTron pickups set. The first RadioTron was made for the fantastic Justin Sandercoe for his custom guitar from Gray Guitars of London but the recipe was actually honed over years of rewinding Filtertrons sent in by customers for a better tone. Check out the video below to hear Justin putting a neck RadioTron through its paces.



  • Alnico V Bar Magnets
  • Handwound with 42 AWG Plain Enamel Wire
  • Vintage Spec Output: 4.3k (N), 4.7k (B)
  • Vintage Braided Wire
  • Premium German Silver and Nickel Pickup Covers
  • Unpotted like Vintage PAFs to retain full expression and dynamics (wax potting available on request, add ‘Wax Potted’ to the ‘Notes’ when ordering)


Listen to ‘The RadioTron Classic’ Filtertron Pickup


Delivery By default all of our pickups are shipped with Royal Mail who we find to be excellent both within the UK and Internationally. Their rates enable us to offer prices that are very reasonable for our customers and the timeframe is great for the vast majority of countries. We find that, once despatched, Royal Mail tend to take 1 working day within the UK, 2/3 working days within the EU, 4/5 working days to North America and Worldwide. These are guidelines and of course some countries differ and the level of ‘officiousness’ in customs departments differs massively worldwide. If ordering from a country which is notorious for taking a while to process imported goods (we can think of a few!) please build this into your expectation on the timeframe after despatch. How long will it take to make? As a small pickup maker handmaking within an extremely busy workshop we expect to complete all pickups sets within 16-20 working days (Relic’ed orders 5 days longer). We sometimes work quicker than those timeframes and we’ll always endeavour to finish your pickups as quick as we are able to of course. We can sometimes process a rush order if you have an upcoming, important concert or perhaps if you are buying for a relative’s birthday etc - feel free to message and we’ll always see what we can do.