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Old January 11th, 2009, 07:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default GFS Retrotrons - Nashville Vs. Mephis

I have two sets of Retrotrons, Nashville's and Memphis alnico II's. Which set would be better in a G3161? The other set will be used in a solid mahogany PRS Standard.

Also, has anyone tried GFS Dream 180's, in a GreTsch? Do they sound anything like a Filtertron?

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Old January 11th, 2009, 08:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The dreams are a P-90, The Nashville should do ya for now. I would get a set of Classics later.
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Old January 11th, 2009, 08:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The Dream 180's are humbuckers...... Dream 90's are P-90.

The Memphis have a brighter thinner sound, similar to a Rickenbacker. The Nashvilles are fuller, with more bottom.
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I have the 180's in a 335 style semi-hollow. I think they sound great. Here is a little noodling clip I did for someone a few months back. IIRC it goes bridge only first, then neck, then both. Hopefully this helps.
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/defa...songID=6772361
Edit: I forgot that a member here (JohnS I think) put them in a Gretsch and he was pretty happy with them too.
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Old January 11th, 2009, 09:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have the 180's in a 335 style semi-hollow. I think they sound great. Here is a little noodling clip I did for someone a few months back. IIRC it goes bridge only first, then neck, then both. Hopefully this helps.
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/defa...songID=6772361
Edit: I forgot that a member here (JohnS I think) put them in a Gretsch and he was pretty happy with them too.
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Good demo, and nice playing Jay. That helps a lot. Dream 180's aren't in the Retrotron section, but they sound Filtertronish to me.

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Old January 11th, 2009, 09:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Good demo, and nice playing Jay. That helps a lot. Dream 180's aren't in the Retrotron section, but they sound Filtertronish to me.

Tim
The Dream 180's are available in the Retrotron case as the "Dreamtron"

GFS Dreamtron 180
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Old January 11th, 2009, 09:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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[quote=tartanphantom;31648]The Dream 180's are available in the Retrotron case as the "Dreamtron"

Thanks, that's what I was thinking of. Plus it looks classier, without the stamped writing.
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Old January 11th, 2009, 09:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Aw shucks , thanks that wasn't really playing, just noodling around with Logic Express. I think I made that clip for John when he was looking to buy a set.

I totally agree that they sound Filtertronish especially in middle position (the last bit of the clip). To me they sound more like single coils (almost p-90ish, but with a bit more high end jangle) than a humbucker, which (as I said before) is probably why I like them so much. I'm more of a single coil kinda guy. I only wish they offered the Retrotron housing when I ordered mine.

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Old January 11th, 2009, 10:00 PM   #9 (permalink)
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That was some nice pickin' Jay... don't want to go too far off topic, but do you recall what amp you used for that?
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I just used the guitar amp plug-in in Logic Express, and plugged into the computer through a Tascam US-428. I have a basic setting based on a tweed amp I usually use, and I just tweak it from there. That's the reverb too, no other plug-ins were used.

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