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Replacement Pick Ups

Postby gitzilla2000 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:52 pm

Howdy All-

I have an awesome Washburn Washington J9 (335 style) with a Bigsby that I absolutely love. However the pick ups are pretty lifeless. I'm definitely looking for that wonderful Chet tone... Any suggestions as a good replacement pick up? Probably a filtron style PU, but I'm always open to any suggestion.

Thanks all!

Tim

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Re: Replacement Pick Ups

Postby thenorm » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:13 pm

TV Jones has made some great Gretsch style pickups He has a website, go there, see what he has and if you need answers ask him.

Mounting is always a consideration and bear in mind if you use, for example the same pickups as what's on a 6122-59 it won't sound like a 6122-59. It will sound like your guitar with those pickups in it.
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Re: Replacement Pick Ups

Postby LMark » Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:23 pm

I put these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/MRG-GOLD-Mini-Humbu ... 3cb050d54c

in a 335clone (Hamer), and they sound mighty mighty fine. Very close to Chet's late 50's early 60's tone.

If you want to hear them, I will come on the picker's chat and play for you some time. Let me know.

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Re: Replacement Pick Ups

Postby Billy Anderson » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:43 am

I don't know anything about the picker's chat but I would like to hear them. Any way you could post on the Audio or Video sections of the 'Board? Thanks. Billy
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Re: Replacement Pick Ups

Postby Gary Smith » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:44 am

As it was mentioned down below, TV jones makes a variety of pickups that you might want to consider. They are reasonably priced and of top quality.
Here is the link to his web site.

http://www.tvjones.com/pickups/pickups.html

enjoy
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Re: Replacement Pick Ups

Postby Vidar Lund » Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:23 pm

I put two TV Trons (TV Jones Filtertrons) in my Ibanez AFS 75 to replace the original generic humbuckers. After that it sounded much more gretschy. Don´t hesitate to ask "dumb" questions, you´ll always get good answers from TVJ.
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Re: Replacement Pick Ups

Postby Gary Smith » Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:40 pm

Vidar, I like what you said, in fact, there is no such thing as a "dumb question" .

In part, that is what the chetboard is about, we can as each other just about anything and if no one knows the answer, someone is almost sure to show us the way to find the answer. :D
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Re: Replacement Pick Ups

Postby Vidar Lund » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:40 am

Gary, I agree, no question is dumb. After I joined the Fretboard/Chetboard I´ve become much wiser (guitarwiser) than I ever could have imagined. There´s so much knowledge on this board and generous people to share it with us.
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Re: Replacement Pick Ups

Postby gitzilla2000 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:27 am

Absolutely NO such thing as dumb questions! The Chet Board is my first GO-TO place with anything Chet/Fingerstyle. Probably because of the NO SUCH THING AS DUMB qustions attitude here! ;) (And thanks for the pick-up advice!)

Tim

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Re: Replacement Pick Ups

Postby Mike Nye » Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:24 pm

I bought a case of Ibanez Super 70 Humbucking Kits w/wiring & pots back in the mid 70's when we sold Ibanez copies, because copies were all they made back then. These pick-ups to this day are some of the highest output that I've ever seen at 550mV RMS, with a sweet tone to boot . . .
If BRUTE-FORCE isn't working, you're just not applying enough of it ! ! !
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