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Discussion in 'Guitar & Gear Reviews' started by gjohnson441496, Oct 8, 2019.
I love my Gretsch guitars but my heart belongs to Fender.
I have to admit the same issue. I love different guitars for the different look, the different tones, and the different feel of the guitar. In the end, though, a good Fender Strat has always be special to me.
As to the Rarities Strat, I can sure appreciate what it can do, but I wouldn't see one in my future.
The only true Fender I have is a 95 Tacocaster, however I adore my Squier 72 Thinline whatever it is as well as my beloved first 'real' electric guitar, an 88 Squier Tele. Back when I was younf I kind of Frrankensteined it with a Buller Strat neck and slapped an oddball humbucker in the neck position. Can't remember what I pulled the humbucker out of...some pawn shop special.
A part of me really, really wants one of those. My only beef with it is that I find it difficult to look at a Strat that doesn't have angled pickups. It just looks "off" when they are all "straight". But, maybe, just maybe, in this case I could overlook that flaw.
this is #gretschmafia approved
I want a strat with hilos or dynas or t armonds and a Bigsby!
Awesome, now I want one, might have to drop these pickups into my next build.
ok.. I'm dumping my Suhrv60s for Filters
I've been a fan since this guy was a young scrapper playing at Anaheim Vineyard Church in Orange County, CA w his Brothers. Who also owned the Costa Mesa Mesa Boogie store in the mid 90s and sold me my first Mesa Tremoverb. They also were buddies w STP, one of my fav bands. Here's shawn and lonnie (percussion) sitting in w them back w Stone Temple Pilots unplugged on MTV.
I think I saw somewhere that Mr. TV Jones’ favorite guitar is his strat with Filtertrons.
I could be mistaken.
I’d love to try one someday.
Too cool, STP were my fav grunge band! I might even have "discovered" Shawn through you, not sure...The last few years he has turned in to one of my Youtube favourites. While obviously a capable player he has a nerdy awkwardness which I find quite endearing.
I played that model in TrueTone last Saturday. It's pretty darn nice. It did, however, remind me why I don't play Strats anymore. I kept bumping the pickup switch and volume knob. But other than that, really, really nice.
I'm all OVER this idea. Love it!
But, don't pay Fender for a Filter-Strat... save your money and make your own!
I love to mod my guitars - and really LOVE the sound of Filters, Hilo's, T-As in different guitars, Gibsons, Epiphones, Fenders! Woo Hoo!
First, I put TV-HTs in my Gibson ES-339. Fantastic result - amazing tones.
THEN, HS Filters went into my D'Angelico hollow body.
Then I moved those HS Filters to an ES-Les Paul... and put T-Armonds in the D'Angelico!
I must say that I'm just CRAZY about the tones of the Filters with 1M pots in my ES-Les Paul. I cannot STOP reaching for this particular guitar - among a lot of other very nice options. I hit a real winning combination with this guitar. And, it was NOT expensive!
Now, I have a Gretsch Hilo'tron neck pickup inbound from Rocky at StreetSounds which is going in the neck position of one of my Teles.
Only a matter of time until one of my Strats gets a TV Classic or Hilo'tron or Filter'tron in one or more positions. Fantastic idea.
I'm the kind of guy who would put THREE Tele bridge pickups in one of my Strats! Yes, you read that right. Sounds great, too!
Kind of following up on my customized "Triple Tele"
Did I mention, I love exploring various tone pallets, modding guitars with various kinds of pickups? It is a sickness of mine, I guess.
TV Classic sounds great in the bridge position of that Strat. (Strat bridge pickup is arguably the weak spot on many Strats.) I've tried a variety of PAF-style humbuckers in the bridge positions of some of my Strats and never quite "loved" the result. I think a Filter in that spot IS the "hot ticket" on a Strat.
And, I think a TV Classic, Hilotron, or Filtertron in the neck position of a Strat or Tele would sound awesome, as well - with a 1M pot to keep the highs flowing freely!
I will be testing a Hilotron in the neck of a Tele SOON!
only problem with the Strat in this video is it's only got 1 filtertron
I've posted this pic before but thought I'd join in anyway. These aren't pukka Gretsch pickups but this isn't a Gretsch guitar either and this was just a fun project that could be reversed by refitting the original pickguard assembly in a few minutes.
However, this has now become one of my go-to gigging guitars -- I'll take this and one other, probably a Tele or a Gretsch.
Same guitar, different (earlier) project. The mini switch taps the humbucker.