Thorn Pickups

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  1. big mike

    big mike Marshall Voiced Moderator Staff Member

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    Wait till you hear it through the tweed deluxe I just finished. :D

    Video soon.
     
  2. WayneM

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    These PU's kill (IMHO - as course)

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  3. sleepingtiger

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    I'm lovin' mine! The custom wound middle MADE this guitar complete!

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    Tony
     
  4. guitar-rookie

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    Thorn pickups rock! Loving the singles and P90 combo in my R/S guitar - took some time balancing them out, and they sound killer through my '65 Twin Reverb!

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  5. Clorenzo

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    How would you compare them to the stock SDs, in general and especially in terms of warmer / brighter? Could you elaborate on the custom wound middle, is it in between the neck and bridge, or underwound for more quack? I also have a CU22 Soapbar Ltd (mahogany / maple top + all maple neck) and though I love it as it is, I've been looking for an excuse to give the famed GT-90s a try... All I need is a little nudge :D
     
  6. pedalcr8z

    pedalcr8z Supporting Member

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    So Ron or Mike, why are the Pasadena Tele bridge and Pasadena Tele middle not listed that are in my GT-58?
     
  7. big mike

    big mike Marshall Voiced Moderator Staff Member

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    Probably because the tele middle IS the tele Neck.

    I forget about the standard (ha!) style tele lead. Badass pickup. First G/T I played had it, really a fabulous and very vintage sounding bridge pickup.

    I get so excited over teh GT90T being the P90 slut I am, that I forget about that one.

    Plus I don't have a trad style thorn T Shape yet, just the Jr90s.

    But give me time...

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    Daddy wants a double bound, candy red, maple neck GT with the trad. style pickups. mm.
     
  8. TresGatos

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    Anyone got a pic of dogear GT90s? I have yet to see one and I want to order one for a LP Jr.
     
  9. big mike

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    big mike Marshall Voiced Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey Ron,

    How bout a staple top Rickenbacker horseshoe and some Tiesco Del Ray replacements...

    maybe Stapletop BHM's.????


    (ducking and weaving...)
     
  11. jcground

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    Wayne's Koi has one. Fantastic sounding guitar.
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  12. big mike

    big mike Marshall Voiced Moderator Staff Member

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    Your picture fu is better than mind Mr. Ground.
     
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    Thanks to brothers Mike and Jim :beer.
    It is the same pickup as the Jr.90 soapbar with the dogear cover.

    Ron has 2 sized covers (high and low) according whether it is for the bridge or neck.

    It too (also) ROCKS!
     
  14. sleepingtiger

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    I'd say they are about the same output/volume as the stock pickups, but have a little more "growl" & a LOT more clarity! I bought he guitar with the bridge & neck units installed & simply asked if they could wind one "right" for the middle...& right it is! Wonderful people & a fine product.
    Perhaps the Thorn crew could speak to the specifics...

    Tony
     
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    Don't mean to be coy Roy, but something is fishy here!
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  16. football

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    What the heck is this guitar? Is it a Thorn?
     
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    Yes it is sir!
     
  18. big mike

    big mike Marshall Voiced Moderator Staff Member

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    Inspired by junior 90 koi proto:

    (mine :p)

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  19. football

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    Interesting... I doesn't appear there is a model on his website that is like this. Must be a custom build?

    It looks insane.
     
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    I own Thorn SFC #27:

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    It's loaded with Thorn pickups, I believe the "JoBo" set. I'm not sure if its the guitar, the pickups or something else, but individual notes bloom into this monster harmonic THING, yet all notes in complex, high-gain chords are clearly discernable. It gives this solid body guitar a hollow-like sound. I've only experienced this on one other guitar, another Thorn Artisian. Thanks Ron, really amazing guitar.
     

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