Replaced the Mini-Gretschbuckers in my G5238T

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by DougCraft, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. DougCraft

    DougCraft Gretschie

    Apr 24, 2018
    Northern Colorado
    The mini humbuckers in my Pro Jet sounded muted and definitely not inspiring, so I had a set of GFS Slick P90s installed along with a 500-KΩ volume pot and bass contour (1-MΩ audio taper pot with a 0.0022 µF cap) replacing the treble roll-off tone. The bass contour works just like on my Reverend Warhawk 390 - it allows bass to be rolled off while leaving the circuit open for treble. This guitar is now the nastiest little rock beast on the high plains.

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    Anybody else switched out minibuckers for P90s?
  2. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Yep, I replace mini-buckers on my Junior Jet II with GFS P90s. Best thing that ever happened to that guitar. The minis suck.
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  3. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Looks great, and I bet it sounds fantastic!

    I replaced my minibuckers with a TV Classic neck and an HS Filtertron bridge. Routing the cavities and mounting the pups turned into a muuuuuuch bigger job than I'd expected, but I had fun with it. If I'd known what I was getting into, though, I might have dropped in a pair of GFS P90s or NYIIs.
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  4. j.s.c

    j.s.c Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2008

    Gretsch's pickups swap for my duo of pro-jet ! Very happy with these two bought used for few $$$
  5. old fella

    old fella Gretschie

    Dec 11, 2009
    Some people found the NY 11s a bit over powering and unsubtle and reverted back to the minis. The minis need a bit of dialing in and are improved by a Compon Bridge. You can get some good mellow 60s tones from them plus an overdrive pedal with a tube amp gives a great rock sound. Each to his own. I did actually have mine rewound in the end to get a bit more Mojo to the original sound.
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