Just picked up a Gretsch Pro Jet...anyone try the GFS NYII or NYIII pickups?

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I'm debating which to pop into it, the stock HBs are ok, but not super impressive. These look cool, just don't know if I should opt for the single coils and go for a George Harrison Duo Jet kinda look/feel, but that might involve changing pots. Or I could just stick with the HBs, which probably wouldn't be too much of a drastic difference anyway...

Anyone try them?

Thanks!
 

fretless

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I've read very favorable reports on those pickups in that exact guitar. Cant offer more than that, buthopefully some folks chime in.
 

archey

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I put a nyii in the neck and a nyiii in the bridge of a pro jet I owned. They were ok. Not really a improvement over the mini hums that were stock. Also the nyii was WAY louder than the nyiii. If you are thinking about buying them I would go with the nyiis. If you have a newer pro jet with the blacktop filtertrons keep em! Those are great pickups and far superior to the gfs's. If you want a real improvement save some money and get some tvjones dynasonics. I have never found anything made by gfs that has knocked my socks off. You get what you pay for.
 

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I put a nyii in the neck and a nyiii in the bridge of a pro jet I owned. They were ok. Not really a improvement over the mini hums that were stock. Also the nyii was WAY louder than the nyiii. If you are thinking about buying them I would go with the nyiis. If you have a newer pro jet with the blacktop filtertrons keep em! Those are great pickups and far superior to the gfs's. If you want a real improvement save some money and get some tvjones dynasonics. I have never found anything made by gfs that has knocked my socks off. You get what you pay for.
Huh? I have 2 guitars with GFS Lil Killers in em and they smoke Duncan Hot rails IMO. My SG was upgraded to GFS Alnico V's and I absolutely love those.

The whole "you get what you pay for" thing is long gone man. I haven't paid over 500.00 for a guitar in over a decade because I don't need to. I have one particular guitar that's a Grand Prix Strat copy from the 80's that owns my American Strat that I bought way back when. I paid 80 dollars for the Grand Prix and put another hundred in pups and tuners. One caveat is that I'm a player and not a collector so I care not about re-sale value.

This is the Golden Age of Guitar Gear.
 

smiert spionam

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I put a nyii in the neck and a nyiii in the bridge of a pro jet I owned. They were ok. Not really a improvement over the mini hums that were stock. Also the nyii was WAY louder than the nyiii. If you are thinking about buying them I would go with the nyiis. If you have a newer pro jet with the blacktop filtertrons keep em! Those are great pickups and far superior to the gfs's. If you want a real improvement save some money and get some tvjones dynasonics. I have never found anything made by gfs that has knocked my socks off. You get what you pay for.
That's my experience, too. I know some people like GFS, and that's great -- but if you want the classic Gretsch tonal palette, nothing matches TV Jones. Otherwise, I'd probably stick with stock.
 






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