Originally Posted by Lizardkinged
Josh. What's your wiring harness like? The TV's should not be dark sounding and I dont think it would be the paint.
What kind of pots have you used, what kind of tone cap. BTW Simply wiring it up light a hot-rod might make it overly-bright and I would hope your amp had a decent EQ if you did.
Well, I replaced everything besides the individual 500k pickup volume pots, which will be replaced before I put everything back together. I have .01 and a .0047 caps in the tone switch, which I love, and a 500k CTS pot for the master volume.
I play out of a 1962 'Twilighter 213', which is a true copy of a Magnatone 213. For the longest time I thought it was the amp making it sound dark (which the amp is a little dark) but when I play my Fender AVRI Jag or Strat through it they sound great-not as good as the Gretsch per se but more balanced and the low end is crisp. I know I'm dealing with the differences between single coil and the filters, but still.
Thanks for trying to help me out though, guys.