G5420TG Stock Filterons are TOO WARM--What to do???

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by dubbldee, Nov 30, 2019.

  1. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
    Good lord those look amazing.... You can ship them to me, I'll give you my address. I'll pay $5. I WANT THOSE
     
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  2. jfassett

    jfassett Synchromatic

    583
    Dec 9, 2017
    Tucson
    GFS, great value! I put a set of their Dream 90's in my 5122 as well, I'm really happy with the tone!
     
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  3. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Synchromatic

    547
    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    I’m going to pretend I don’t detect the sarcasm there and direct you to their website- alamedaguitars.com. $400 per set and worth it.
     
  4. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Synchromatic

    547
    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    I agree there I’ve put dream 90s in a few Gretsch guits and they sound fantastic. The surf 90s won’t fit in a 5420 hole though without some routing
     
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  5. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
    No sarcasm. I genuinely want those but don't have the money to spend $400 on a pair of pups. damn. that's more than TVJs. I went to their website. Their guitars... are interesting?
     
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  6. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Synchromatic

    547
    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    Ha! Very interesting. Really cool how they collapse like that. 400 is for the gold ones, the chrome are a little less. Like 360. Seriously though worth the investment. I have a set in a Streamliner and play that thing more than my prolines
     
  7. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Mel Waldorf is a member of the GDP. He sells his stuff here: https://alamedaguitars.com/
     
  8. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    72
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, dubbidee!
    Maple Leaf doormat.jpg
     
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  9. dubbldee

    dubbldee Electromatic

    8
    Nov 30, 2019
    Bracebridge
    I've never heard of removing poles. Thats interesting .
     
  10. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Friend of Fred

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
    Nickel coated strings as opposed to pure nickel will brighten things up. They don't last as long but are usually a bit cheaper. Try Regular Stinkies, or Gibson Brite Wires.
     
  11. dmunson

    dmunson Gretschie

    277
    Dec 19, 2015
    Charlotte, NC
    It's been my experience that lowering the pickup away from the strings adds a noticible bit of articulation to the overall sound. That's actually true for every humbucker I've ever owned. Don't be afraid to drop the neck pickup down to the mounting ring elevation. It is a completely reversable process regardless.
     
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  12. fsdphcorrigan

    fsdphcorrigan Electromatic

    39
    Aug 30, 2019
    Lake Oswego, Oregon
    In addition to lowering the action at the nut, I found D'Addario XL Chromes ECG25 flatwound strings made a world of difference in playability. I'm primarily an acoustic player, and the ability to slide my fingers on the strings without squeaking is amazing!
     
  13. xtcclassic

    xtcclassic Gretschie

    111
    Jan 9, 2019
    Missouri
    Flat wounds are going to make the tone WAY warmer, the OP is trying to get a brighter tone.
     
  14. Rusty Silver

    Rusty Silver Gretschie

    Just my experience with Blacktops: In the beginning I played through a Marshall and I did'nt like the sound, not bright at all. Now I play through a Fender Blues Jr, same guitar, same pus, same settings and the sound is really nice and bright. I mean: the amp could be the reason...
     
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  15. Pine Apple Slim

    Pine Apple Slim Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2011
    North Alabama
  16. jfassett

    jfassett Synchromatic

    583
    Dec 9, 2017
    Tucson
    I know this is a Gretsch forum, but holy cow these pickups sound amazing!

     
  17. dubbldee

    dubbldee Electromatic

    8
    Nov 30, 2019
    Bracebridge
    Fender Hot Rod Deluxe 3
     
  18. dubbldee

    dubbldee Electromatic

    8
    Nov 30, 2019
    Bracebridge
    Fender Hot Rod Deluxe 3
    Strat tele and LP sound great
     
  19. dubbldee

    dubbldee Electromatic

    8
    Nov 30, 2019
    Bracebridge
    Have one.
     
  20. GlenP

    GlenP Synchromatic

    843
    Jul 23, 2019
    WA
    RE: Alameda -pickups

    Wow, their video demo is really cool. It looks like they have one six position switch, but why not have two, one for each pickup? So the neck and bridge can be set independently? Very interesting concept, very versatile.
     
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