Guitar Pickup Review

Mojotone Fat Mojo’Tron Set

The Fat Mojo’Tron set is for players that want a richer, beefier tone from their Filter’Tron style pickups. Sure, the classic Filter’Tron tone makes you one cool daddy-o with the kitty cats! But what about when you need to growl like the king of the jungle? If you want the raging roar to dominate the stage, you’ve come to the right place.

Mojotone Fat Mojo'Tron
Mojotone Fat Mojo’Tron

These pickups are going into a 2-hum body. The harness is Bourns 500k push/pull pots, a Switchcraft 12120x 3-way toggle, and a Pure Tone 1/4″ output jack. Using the 4-con lead wire, each pickup has it’s own push/pull for series/parallel. The tuning is E standard with 10-46 strings.

It doesn’t take long at all to learn that this style of pickup is highly responsive to height adjustment. Definitely take your time and experiment with things. It’s worth it to find the setup that’s going to work best for your and your rig.

Mojotone Fat Mojo’Tron Ring Mount

On a clean amp setting, this are sort of sound like a fat Strat. Or a robust P90. The voicing fills up the room a little bit. I think this is a solid selection if you’re in a 1-guitar band and are looking to take up some space in the mix. If you have switching options and can go to split or parallel, you will a much more glassy and spanky result. It is almost like switching over into a more traditional Filter’Tron character while having the Fat tone ready to punch through.

The fat, chewy voice really shines when on a dirty amp channel. You can dial in a big, full classic humbucker type of vibe without much effort. The bridge is great for more aggressive playing, but is still clear enough to respond very well to playing styles. If you want some down and dirty heavy blues, the neck position is where it’s at. Big and bold and punchy without being too much. You can really get some nasty stank-face vibes out of this set on and overdriven amp settings.

Again, you can useg the 4-con lead wire to facilitate some switching options that make this a highly versatile set of pickups. I’m a fan of parallel to keep it hum-canceling. But hooking it up for split can give you that little extra touch of snap. Then knock it back over into full series and you’re setting the roof on fire.

Mojotone Fat Mojo’Tron Direct Mount

Fat Mojo’Tron Bridge
Series – 7.319 K
Inductance – 4.267 H
Split – 3.808 K
Split – 3.506 K
Parallel – 1.8256 K
Magnet – Alnico 5

Mojotone Fat Mojo'Tron Bridge Specs
Mojotone Fat Mojo’Tron Bridge Specs

Fat Mojo’Tron Neck
Series – 4.452 K
Inductance – 1.8342 H
Split – 2.224 K
Split – 2.224 K
Parallel – 1.1125 K
Magnet – Alnico 5

Mojotone Fat Mojo'Tron Neck Specs
Mojotone Fat Mojo’Tron Neck Specs
Fat Mojo’Tron Pickup Demo by Mojotone

When watching that video, what they call “dirty” is something I would consider “edgy”. My idea of dirty and overdriven are a pretty well-saturated high-octane tone. And this set does handle a healthy dose of gain very well.

The Fat Mojo’Tron comes with the option of Chrome, Nickel, or Gold covers. You can choose from traditional Filter’Tron mounting or baseplate tabs for a pickguard or mounting rings (see photos above). This Filter’Tron style set is going to be good for blues, country, funk, hard rock, alternative, rockabilly, garage, grunge, progressive rock, jazz, classic rock, and even metal. 

For reference, this Mojotone Fat Mojo’Tron pickup set evaluation was conducted with the following: Fractal Axe-Fx II XL+ featuring Celestion Impluse Responses and Fractal MFC-101 MIDI Foot Controller. ADA MP-1 Tube Pre-Amp loaded with Tube Amp Doctor ECC83 Premium Selected tubes, using the ADA MC-1 MIDI Controller. Fryette LX II Stereo Tube Power Amplifier. Physical cabs use are Marshall 1960BMojotone British, and Peavey 6505 cabs loaded with Celestion Classic Series Vintage 30s and Classic Series G12M Greenbacks.

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