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Allright....Malcolm Young Guitar...Master built by Peter Hampl Mojo Instruments Germany...Mal Jet.

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by Mal Belford, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. Mal Belford

    Mal Belford Gretschie

    Apr 4, 2016
    I dont know...ill see when i unsolder one connectio and messsure it...

    But the pickup is Mo Tron F by Peter Hampl Mojo Instruments..more Donington Razors tour....and yes im very pleased with it...also replaced the HS Filtertron on my G6131 MYII with the Mo Tron F....

    So to say...never bothered to meassure they do what they are made for...;)...i like em....they got more mids and tighter bass than the HS Filters, and remember i like the HS Filters to.....huge differences between i mentioned.

    But if meassured...only one pot full...and at the jack it is 7.5K Ohm, the other MYII 7.6 K Ohm.
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2017
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  2. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    I think it's a beautiful guitar . In fact , I don't know how I missed this thread back in September . Enjoy it Mal
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  3. theacdcguy45

    theacdcguy45 Electromatic

    Feb 20, 2010
    Beautiful Gretsch! I'm also a huge AC/DC fan.

    I have a 2007-ish MYII-Malcolm Young signature that I love, but just isn't quite right. I found a pair of '68 Filter'Trons and they made a difference, but it still wasn't right. I removed the Badass bridge and added a Bigsby with floating space-control bridge, but it still left me wanting. So I routed out a middle cavity, installed a third pickup and push-pull pots with coil taps, but it's still not right. I also rewired the whole guitar (many times, trying many different configurations).

    I contacted Peter last week -- the guy who made your guitar -- and placed an order for a Burns replica tailpiece and a Mo-Tron pickup.

    If I still don't get the sound I'm after, I may have to remove the top and hollow out the body. I know that the MY signature guitars weren't made to the same specs as the vintage guitars, so I think that may be affecting my sound.
  4. theacdcguy45

    theacdcguy45 Electromatic

    Feb 20, 2010
    7.5K/7.6K output? Damn. My 68 Filter'Trons measure 4.15K/4.16K.
  5. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    These things are all relative. Twice the resistance in KΩ does not equal twice the output. It's probably just a little beefier than a standard Filtertron. :)
  6. branny

    branny Electromatic

    Feb 10, 2013
    Malcolm's pickup needed repairing at one point and he got it wound a little hotter at around 6k.
    Just enough to give it that twangy growl!!