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Paul Yandell's DuoTron pickup

PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:07 pm
by craigdobbins
Paul sent me one of his DuoTron pickups to try in my CG. It sounds really great, full and rich on the treble side, and more control on the bass side. He says it sounds more like Chet than any other pickup he's heard, and I agree. I'll try to record some samples soon and post them on the audio page.

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My '59 CG after installing the DuoTron in the neck position.


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The DuoTron (neck) and the TV Jones (bridge).
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It's a little hard to see, but the DuoTron has bars under the treble strings, and the screws under the bass strings.
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In the meantime, it's hard to put the Gretsch down!

Craig

Re: Paul Yandell's DuoTron pickup

PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:11 pm
by craigdobbins
In the last photo, it appears that the polepieces don't line up under the strings, but it's just the camera angle. (Or maybe my angle.)

Craig

Re: Paul Yandell's DuoTron pickup

PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:45 pm
by alexjones
Hi Craig,

I remember Paul saying in his original post that TV Jones was actually going to put this idea into production. Has he done this yet? Is the pickup the same as the original that comes with the guitar but modified or is it an entirely different winding configuration. Think TV could easily do the modifications? I always like trying Paul's ideas. I absolute love my Sta-Tuned devices, now my CGP stays in tune! It was pretty bad before. Well thanks for the updates!

Alex

Re: Paul Yandell's DuoTron pickup

PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:13 pm
by smokymtguitar09
Hi Craig,
I look forward to hearing a sample of Paul's pickup. I'll be very interested in getting one based on what you and Paul report, and depending on price and availability of course.

Thanks,
Ronnie Evans

Re: Paul Yandell's DuoTron pickup

PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:48 am
by Paul Yandell
The pickup is an old one I had I haven't talked to TV Jones about it again if anyone is interested in it contact TV Jones and ask him about it, thanks paul

Re: Paul Yandell's DuoTron pickup

PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:41 pm
by Paul Yandell
Marie and I had breakfast with Steve Wariner this morning Steve said Leon Rhodes is playing on one tune, thanks paul

Re: Paul Yandell's DuoTron pickup

PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:11 pm
by Tompicks
According to his publicist, Steve's new instrumental CD is called "Guitar Laboratory".

Re: Paul Yandell's DuoTron pickup

PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:45 pm
by guitarchuck
Here's part of an interview where Steve talks about his new album:
http://www.theboot.com/2010/11/30/steve-wariner-guitar-laboratory-new-album-2011

Re: Paul Yandell's DuoTron pickup

PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:45 pm
by mrcgpfan
Very interesting design. Love to try that pickup myself.

By the way I am new to the forum. I am a big Chet fan. It was Chet's style that got me hooked on guitar in the first place.

Re: Paul Yandell's DuoTron pickup

PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:26 am
by Peter Clifton
I emailed TV Jones, and he says he is in Japan currently, but he will contact Paul Y on his return to sort out the details, as he wants to make the pickup, with Pauls approval.
If I learn anymore, I will post on here.
Peter Clifton