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GFS Retrotrons - Nashville Vs. Mephis

Discussion in 'The Pickup Place' started by chicago slim, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. chicago slim

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    I have two sets of Retrotrons, Nashville's and Memphis alnico II's. Which set would be better in a G3161? The other set will be used in a solid mahogany PRS Standard.

    Also, has anyone tried GFS Dream 180's, in a GreTsch? Do they sound anything like a Filtertron?

    Thanks,
    Tim
     
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    The dreams are a P-90, The Nashville should do ya for now. I would get a set of Classics later.
     
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    The Dream 180's are humbuckers...... Dream 90's are P-90.

    The Memphis have a brighter thinner sound, similar to a Rickenbacker. The Nashvilles are fuller, with more bottom.
     
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    Good demo, and nice playing Jay. That helps a lot. Dream 180's aren't in the Retrotron section, but they sound Filtertronish to me.

    Tim
     
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    The Dream 180's are available in the Retrotron case as the "Dreamtron"

    GFS Dreamtron 180
     
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    Aw shucks :eek:, thanks that wasn't really playing, just noodling around with Logic Express. I think I made that clip for John when he was looking to buy a set.

    I totally agree that they sound Filtertronish especially in middle position (the last bit of the clip). To me they sound more like single coils (almost p-90ish, but with a bit more high end jangle) than a humbucker, which (as I said before) is probably why I like them so much. I'm more of a single coil kinda guy. I only wish they offered the Retrotron housing when I ordered mine.

    - Jay
     
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    That was some nice pickin' Jay... don't want to go too far off topic, but do you recall what amp you used for that?
     
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    I just used the guitar amp plug-in in Logic Express, and plugged into the computer through a Tascam US-428. I have a basic setting based on a tweed amp I usually use, and I just tweak it from there. That's the reverb too, no other plug-ins were used.

    - Jay
     

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