DeArmond Model 2000 pickups: everything you need to know

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  1. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

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    Here <<<LINK

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  2. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    Wow! I'm the same age as DeArmonds!
     
  3. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    400 pounds sterling eh? :)
     
  4. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Friend of Fred

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
    I wonder how the different magnets affect the neck 180 degree flip mod.

    "and we use different grades of Alnico depending on what strings are being picked up."
     
  5. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Friend of Fred

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
    "When you back off the volume on Dynasonics using a treble bleed, they can sound great"

    This can certainly improve the excessive mids that come with TArmonds. I found a 1 meg master volume to be more effective.
     
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  6. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

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    I wish they still made this (DeArmond M75T). To me, it was a poor-man's Gretsch Duo Jet.

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  7. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Friend of Fred

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
    But it weighs like 100 pounds!
     
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  8. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Synchromatic

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    Now you lost me.

    My historic series G3140, made in Korea in early 2000's also have pups named the same. But I can hardly imagine they're that old (speaking of the model design, obviously).

    Are they the same? Or a different and more recent model with apparently the same name?
     
  9. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Friend of Fred

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
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  10. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    The latter. As the link above shows there are three different pickups: the original DeArmond 2000 which Gretsch called the Dyna Sonic; the 2K used on DeArmond branded guitars made in the late 90s and the new 2000 used in Gretsch guitars in the Historic series and 5124-29 guitars
     
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  11. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    People still like DeArmonds today. Age has little to do with many things.
     
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  12. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    Tell that to my arthritis.
     
  13. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    You’ve got me there. I guess the DeArmond has an advantage when aging.
     
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  14. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Synchromatic

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    Got it, crystal clear.
    Thanks to both of you @Uncle Daddy and @drmilktruck :)
     
  15. afire

    afire Country Gent

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  16. DHart

    DHart Gretschie

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    Jun 26, 2019
    Arizona
    Are TV Jones T-Armonds well-received/enjoyed by folks here?

    I wonder how they might differ in tone from Hilo'trons/TV-HTs?
     
  17. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Friend of Fred

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
    Hilotrons are like a thinner Filtertron. Dynas are like a bright P90.

    Hilos


    Dynas

     
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  18. DHart

    DHart Gretschie

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    Jun 26, 2019
    Arizona
    Thanks Uncle Daddy.

    Is the Gretsch Dynasonic pickup essentially the same as the Dearmond, T-Armond?
     
  19. DHart

    DHart Gretschie

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    Jun 26, 2019
    Arizona
    For those who've heard them:

    Would TV-HT and Magna'tron be better choices than T-Armond, for someone wanting full-range, bright highs, sparkly, clean tones?
     
  20. Falcon LPB

    Falcon LPB Gretschie

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    Aug 15, 2019
    Sydney, Australia
    Yes, a brilliant website. Does anyone know if they were fitted to a Falcon? I had a vague memory that they were fitted to an early model.
     
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