HS Filtertron installed in my 5120

Discussion in 'The Pickup Place' started by Nerrad, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Nerrad

    Nerrad Gretschie

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    Finally just went and drilled the holes to properly do it. Figured id share what I used or anyone in the future.

    Just us aluminum for that bottom part where the adjustment holes go in. Didn't use the spring since it was perfect height as it is.

    Only did the bridge pickup since I mainly play that. This pickup sounds amazing.
     

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  2. Dirtymug666

    Dirtymug666 Synchromatic

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    Looks sweet! Gongrats and it looks like you got the moddi g business done very well
     
  3. Nerrad

    Nerrad Gretschie

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    Now I HAVE to ge the neck pickup haha
     
  4. nadles

    nadles Country Gent

    Nice work. I love the sound of the FIlters in my 5120.

    Fitting the neck filtertron is a little trickier. It has wings so either remove the wings from the pup or reshape the neck pup cavity.
     
  5. Sharkblues

    Sharkblues Country Gent

    Aug 22, 2010
    Texas
    Nice! Those do sound great!
     
  6. Henrytwang

    Henrytwang Synchromatic

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    Great! When you fit the neck Filtertron it's dead easy to cut off the "wings" with a pair of tin snips, then you can proceed as with the bridge fitting.
     
  7. BrickwallJackson

    BrickwallJackson Country Gent

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    Damn dude, that is a VERY cool idea!!! Nice job!
     
  8. ampe

    ampe Country Gent

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    is that a tv jones english mount ring you used?
    where did you get that aluminium thing?
     
  9. Nerrad

    Nerrad Gretschie

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    I got it from whoever I ordered it from on Ebay. he had like a guitar parts ebay store. im assuming its the same thing
     
  10. ampe

    ampe Country Gent

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    got a link?
    i'm looking for those things since i'm getting myself hs filtertrons as well
     
  11. MacStevenXIII

    MacStevenXIII Synchromatic

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  12. ampe

    ampe Country Gent

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  13. Nerrad

    Nerrad Gretschie

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  14. Lizardkinged

    Lizardkinged Friend of Fred

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    Should try to order TV's rings that have the humbucker ear hole's in them, or just drill your own.
     
  15. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Friend of Fred

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
  16. johnnyguitar

    johnnyguitar Country Gent

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    Nice work Nerrad. I'm glad your happy with the Filter :)
     
  17. Nerrad

    Nerrad Gretschie

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    Ordered the neck pickup, and I CANNOT wait until monday. The pickup ring is coming tomorrow, to taunt me for the weekend...damn you, ebay!
     
  18. Nerrad

    Nerrad Gretschie

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    Installed the other one.

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  19. ampe

    ampe Country Gent

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    got some sound clips?
    my hs filtertrons will be shipped today or tomorrow but i can't wait to hear it
     
  20. Nerrad

    Nerrad Gretschie

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    I could make some. Ill hafta hook up the zoom tonight and get some clips if i remember.

    And as soon as I played these, it was like instant "Gretsch" sound.
     
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