Chet's Treble Pickup -- 50s

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Chet's Treble Pickup -- 50s

Postby LMark » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:03 pm

Take a look at the treble PUP in this video. What's up with that? The PUP selector appears to be in the treble position.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eta0wCb_yfg

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Re: Chet's Treble Pickup -- 50s

Postby DickThomas » Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:42 pm

Sure doesn't look like a stock Dynasonic. Could it be a Ray Butts with greater range than the neck pickup?

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Re: Chet's Treble Pickup -- 50s

Postby LMark » Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:09 pm

I was kind of wondering if it weren't covering up some new thing that Chet and maybe Ray Butts were working on.
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Re: Chet's Treble Pickup -- 50s

Postby Norm » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:40 pm

I think the pickup itself was on his bench at home, possibly dead from him crushing the magnets to try to make them not "suck the sound" from his playing. Or waiting for a replacement. It looks like a simple piece of plastic to me. He may have had only one model of that guitar at the time, preferring the 6120. He also saw that film session as a chance to sell guitars so he used that one for a few.

The Filter-Tron came about from Chet asking Ray to make a pickup that didn't let the 60 CC hum. Ray thought about it and brought his prototypes soon after. I don't think Chet had any direct hands-on part of the process.

Remember, his D'Angelico was out-of-phase for years. The fix for that is simple. You just reverse the lead wires on one. But if you didn't understand the problem...Chet said he couldn't figure it out until Ray came on the scene.
...that's how it looks to me...The opinion expressed above is my own and does not necessarily reflect the views of this station. Your mileage may vary...

Audio samples: http://www.youtube.com/user/acountrygent/videos
That should do it.
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Re: Chet's Treble Pickup -- 50s

Postby DagerRande » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:56 pm

Norm! I haven't heard from you in a while! Your contributions were valuable! I'm glad you're back!
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Re: Chet's Treble Pickup -- 50s

Postby LMark » Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:53 pm

Yes! it is good to hear from you, Norm! LMark
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