Single coil in humbucker size

Discussion in 'The Pickup Place' started by ruggero78, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. ruggero78

    ruggero78 Electromatic

    Mar 12, 2019
    Any of you have tried this so far?

    Any Experience? I'm thinking of swap my neck Gretschbucker wich is quite unusuable for my music style.
  2. swivel

    swivel Synchromatic

    May 13, 2018
    I had some Phat Cats a few years ago. I didn't have the guitar long so not a great amount of time testing them. My impression is they were pretty good, but not single coil tone to my ears. A little bit P90-ish but not entirely and definitely not Fender SC sound. Good tone, not bright, a hint of warmish.
  3. RomanS

    RomanS Gretschie

    May 26, 2010
    Vienna, Austria
    A polite P90 sound is what I would describe the Phat Cat...
    What tone are you looking for? There are so many options for SCs in a HB shape available these days...
  4. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    Chasing P-90’s I bought a pair of Gibson P-94’s to replace the 490R and 498Ts in this LP Studio but have never installed them. Instead I’ve decided to just sell the guitar and pups and get a good good top.

  5. stiv

    stiv Synchromatic

    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    Phat Cat sounded great on my Jet Club.
    Recommended mod if you don't want to change the pickups layout, as they perfectly fit the Gretschbuckers holes.
  6. ruggero78

    ruggero78 Electromatic

    Mar 12, 2019
  7. Dennison

    Dennison Country Gent

    Jul 17, 2011
    Kent, UK
    Neck position Phat Cat sounds fine in my Hamer sunburst. And it makes a good match for the Hamer bridge humbucker.

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  8. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    I came across an old Ventura Gretsch copycat that had what looked like 'buckers. In reality they were single coils. 'Buckers were newish when this was made, and it was a bit of a scam putting single coils in a humbucker case.
  9. jfassett

    jfassett Gretschie

    Dec 9, 2017
    I ordered a "T armond" from TV Jones over a month ago for the neck position on my 5445 Broadway Jade to replace the blacktop filtertron, I'll post a review as soon as I get the pickup
  10. jfassett

    jfassett Gretschie

    Dec 9, 2017
    Did Those pickups drop right in as a replacement to the gretschbuckers?
  11. ruggero78

    ruggero78 Electromatic

    Mar 12, 2019
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