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Dadical
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May 20th, 2014 09:18 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I love the sound of the Gretsch Dynasonics. To me it's the true signature rockabilly tone. The 6120DSW is also amp proof. It sounds fantastic through anything. Gibsons aren't as versatile when it comes to guitar/amp combinations.

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May 22nd, 2014 06:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I agree, Dadical.

There's usually a lot less amp tweaking involved when I plug a Gretsch (Dynas *or* Filters) in.

Froggy

U.S.A./Tennessee

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Nov 9th, 2014 08:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Gibsons are great guitars and IMHO the Les Paul Axxess would be the perfect guitar if they hadn't made the body so thin! I play a duojet with a bigsby so I'm in the ballpark of perfection.

Steve Dallman
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Jan 9th, 2015 11:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've been adding coil taps (actually coil cuts) and series/parallel pickup wiring to Gibson pickups since the mid 70's.

A Gibson pickup wired in parallel sounds remarkably like a Gretch. Single coil highs with wider aperture pickup and still humbucking.

Even overwound humbuckers sound remarkably clear and bright in parallel.

telegib

Canada

Jan 9th, 2015 09:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Filtertron pups are more clear than Gibson hummers."

That's true but I think they sound less "woody" than humbuckers IMO.

Malcolm
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Jan 10th, 2015 08:32 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

How would you make a series/parallel coil tapped humbucker?

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Jan 10th, 2015 09:03 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Mal,

It's actually not "tapped," but "split."

You need a 4-wire humbucker to do it. If your humbucker is 2-wire, and you're good with a soldering stick, you can either add another 2 conductors, or remove the existing lead and install a 4-wire plus ground shield lead.

Look

here.

Steve Dallman
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Feb 10th, 2015 09:52 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If you follow that wiring but use a three position, on/on/on (not on/off/on) switch, you'll get parallel/series/single coil. Ibanez did this in their early Artist series which had a three way mini-toggle for each humbucker.

Malcolm
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Feb 10th, 2015 10:22 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Steve
That would be too many options. KISS principle.

Paul L

New Jersey, USA

It looks just like a Telefunken U-47!
May 19th, 2015 11:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Gretsch has recently (in the last year or so) introduced several new models which feature a center block. I just bought a G5620T, which is a single-cutaway thinline semi-hollow with a Bigsby. Also features a Filtertron in the bridge and a dual-coil Hi/Lo Tron in the neck. Very much looking forward to its arrival!

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Jul 15th, 2015 07:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Over driven tone.... Malcolm Young.

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