I don't find it surprising that traditional Gretsch lovers are threatened by the new Broadtrons. These are closer to PAF Gibson pups than Filtertrons. Right, I think Gretsch are starting to realize that the guitar world has for many, many years recognized the PAF Humbucker as the the alternative to Fender Single coil dominance. These new Broadtron pups will get more people playing Gretch. Sadly it will alienate many of the old traditional Gretsch fans. I don't think the "old" Filtertrons or Dynasonics have really been a success. They died with Chet and the Beatles. Even Chet did good things with the PAF equipped Guitars he used when he moved to Gibson. These Broadtrons are really nice versions of the PAF sound and I for one believe the Broadtrons are a breath of fresh air for Gretsch and the way of the future for the company. Don't really see the point in mixing the TVJ Classic with the Broadtron, but, if that is what it takes to legitimate the new pups - go for it.