gretsch guys i need some help

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  1. Brantleycoker

    Brantleycoker Member

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    im picking up an electromatic duo jet tomorrow and and wondering if i should leave the pups in it or opt for some tv jones? also it has gold hardware so do they make pups in gold to fit that guitar, im a first time gretsch owner and am VERY excited about it, any input would be greatly appreciated, thanks in adavance!
    -Brantley
     
  2. michael.e

    michael.e Supporting Member

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    As a general thought, the TV Jone would be a change for sure. Is it a change you would like? I would live with it for at least a month before you go spending your money. I typically do this in order to allow myself to get familair with the acoustic properties of the guitar. I can then hone in on a pickup in particular for each instrument, if I do change out my pickups.


    Emee
     
  3. Cowboy

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    TV Jones are smoking, IMHO.

    But that's a subjective evaluation. Above is good advice. I find the stockers kind of sterile. I also can't abide the sound of my DRRI. Again - subjective. :huh

    Good guitar ya got there.

    Cheers,
    Cowboy
     
  4. andytwatson

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    i did this. i bought a electromatic jet. I changed out the PUPS for TV jones powertrons, sperzel tuners, real gretsch V bigsby, new bridge, new wiring and pots etc, schaller strap locks. The guitar sounds great now and stays in tune really well
     
  5. Brantleycoker

    Brantleycoker Member

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    well the stock pups are ok the bridge is nice and twangy but the neck is a little dark compared to the bridge, it almost sounds like my casino which is cool for my casino but i dont want my gretsch sounding that way. and i also change the pickups in about everything ive got either lollars or antiquities in all my guitars.
     
  6. 5E3

    5E3 Supporting Member

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    :agree

    Unless someone is buying a real piece of crap guitar that they know will need new pups, tuners, etc., I don't see any reason to buy new bits before you play it in stock for for awhile. :NUTS

    But, to each his own. If you have been Jonesing for some TV Jones pups, go for it! :)
     
  7. Cornbread

    Cornbread Silver Supporting Member

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    Great advice Emee.

    I did it this way when I bought my 5120, although I didn't make it an entire month before deciding to make the change. I could not be happier, the TVJs are incredible!
     
  8. 909one

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    TV's are awesome. You don't know what you are missing until you get them. But, being this is your first Gretsch, wait a little... some people love Gretsches, others hate them. Make sure you are Gretsch person before you spend the money. If it was me though, I'd have the TV's on order before I got the guitar!
     
  9. Brantleycoker

    Brantleycoker Member

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    ha you sound alot like me 909one, well i got the guitar home and i like the pups through my pedals way better than i did through the ac30 i tried it with at the store the middle position is very usable like a les paul meets a tele neck pickup its a beautiful thing, it looks like next time i get the chance ill get a real pro jet and upgrade from my electromatic, but its doin pretty well right now! thanks for any and all advice. i love this forum!
     

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