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Ceramic Filtertrons wanted.

Discussion in 'The Pickup Place' started by wildeman, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Yep, i actually like these! Lemmy know if you got some to sell.
     
  2. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Country Gent

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
    The Electromatic Corvette has Megatrons which I understand are ceramic Filters. I had a set in an Annie, and they turned it into a firebreather.
     
  3. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    70
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Just curious wildeman: are these for a hollowbody or a Jet?
     
  4. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Country Gent

    May 14, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    I may be pulling a set of Blacktop Filters out of a Cabronita Tele soon; would these interest you?
     
  5. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Nah, thanx anyway. I'm lookin for pre FMIC Filters
     
  6. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Probably a Jet but no project yet, just gettin started. I have them in a pro jet and the back pickup of my 5120 right now.
     
  7. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Maybe another one of these. Screenshot_2017-10-08-03-21-06-1.png I put TV Classics in my red one.
     
  8. stiv

    stiv Gretschie

    469
    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    Well, it looks like I'm the only Keeper of The Holy (pre FMIC) Grail over here.. :)
    PM me. Maybe we could arrange something.
     
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  9. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    70
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Just my 2 cents worth. My first ceramic filters were in my 6120N (2003). I didn't like them because they sounded harsh. Eventually changed to a TVJ Classic Plus/Classic combination. A little bit later I bought a doublecut Champagne Sparkle Jet with ceramic filters, fully prepared to change to TV Jones pickups, but decided to give them a go first. Holy moly, these pickups scythed through the mix like a hot knife through butter. One of my most respected guitar player friends says this guitar is his ultimate choice off all my Gretsch guitars becasue of the sound!
     
  10. stiv

    stiv Gretschie

    469
    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    That's exactly the reason why I kept them even they've been removed from my Nashville since years.
    One fine day they'll fit nice a Jet (hopefully) ;)
     
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  11. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I've never played blacktops, aren't they supposed to be close to the pre-FMIC filters?
     
  12. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Country Gent

    May 14, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    That's my understanding.
     
  13. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    61
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Well they're AlNiCo for a start. Voiced quite differently in my opinion
     
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  14. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    62
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    The only newer ones I'm aware of are Mega'trons. Maybe TVJ has a ceramic option?
     
  15. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    The ceramics got their own flavor, my first 6120 had them and they stuck.
     
  16. Davos

    Davos Electromatic

    96
    Jan 18, 2018
    Alaska
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    If you’re still looking for a set send me a PM.

    I just bought a 5120 advertised with tvj classics but when I got it home it wasn’t to be.

    These are reading somewhere in the 7.5 kohm range and the magnet wasn’t conductive so I’m assuming it’s ceramic. Best I could tell they are older megatrons.

    Anyway I just received the classic + and the supertron so these older filtertrons need a good home.