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FDP Forum / The Gretsch Forum / New Pro Jet Model

Joe Potts
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Western Pa.

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Jun 8th, 2014 12:51 PM   Edit   Profile  

I'm wondering if this is a Sweetwater exclusive, although it doesn't say that.

The write-up is inconsistent on describing the pickups, first calling them "1 x Hilo'Tron pickup, 1 x Fildeli'Tron Pickup," then, "a Super Hilo'Tron single-coil pickup in the neck. The Blacktop Filter'Tron humbucking pickup in the bridge."

Gretsch previously offered a Super HiLo'Tron that was a double coil. So I have no idea what pickups are in this particular guitar.

But It's Purple!



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Jun 9th, 2014 02:42 AM   Edit   Profile  

Looks great!

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Jun 9th, 2014 05:07 AM   Edit   Profile  

The pickups in that Jet are Hilotron and Blacktop Filtertron. The Hilotron is a single coil, and the blacktop Filtertron (a new design) is a dual-coil humbucker in a Hilotron case.

The Fidelitron pickup resembles the Filtertron (two rows of six screw poles), and is what Fender installs in their Cabronita guitars. They are usually stamped 'Fidelitron'. See linked pic.

Filtertrons are distinguishable from Fidelitrons by the stamped 'US PAT' number.

Most players don't realize it, but the Filtertron was patented a year prior to Gibson's famous PAF version.


(This message was last edited by Peegoo at 07:10 AM, Jun 9th, 2014)

Joe Potts
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Western Pa.

Make it count
Jun 9th, 2014 06:27 AM   Edit   Profile  

Peegoo, thanks for the clarification on the pickups!

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