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Discussion in 'Vintage Gretsch Discussion' started by AguynamedJ, Aug 29, 2018.
The Superton is nature's perfect pickup.
I've enjoyed mine.
It came to me w/ the bridge pup swapped for a Bill Lawrence and some screwed up wiring (since replaced). It sounds pretty darn great for more aggressive stuff and covers the cleaner more pretty type playing fairly admirably as well. It is pretty massive (I'm guessing mine is somewhere in the 9.5 lb neighborhood) but it seems to carry it well and hasn't seemed too fatiguing using a fairly light standard width strap. I personally like the aesthetics of it as well.
Mine was 9+
They do not fall into my regular Gretsch "need to own cathegory".
I cannot find anything desireable with this strange models but I have total sympathy for everyone lusting for something oddball like this.
PowerTrons worked well in my experience. (Although I agree with you that the SuperTron is the finest Gretsch pup and don't understand why they don't offer it on any models.)
Maybe make the body out of two routed halves glued together?
Hmmm maybe if he had a lighter guitar he would half used less of the hard stuff and lived longer.
Having had both, I’d say there’s not a lot of difference. The Supers might be a bit clearer, but either sounds great.
Hence, my earlier comment.
Seriously, 13.5 pounds!?!?!?!?!? I have an 11 pound Warwick bass and if I strap that on I suffer compression of the Brachial Plexus and will all but collapse after 30 minutes or so. I don’t know how Garcia did it and, he didn’t look like a fitness buff to me.
I missed this yesterday. It’s a great sounding axe, at least clean, I fast-forwarded past the distorted part. Heard enough of that when I taught in a music store.
This would be tempting if it were a custom-made replica with some routing to bring it under 8 pounds, or so. A couple of clear, articulate Supertrons and a proper Gretsch control set and you’d be in business.
I own 2 of the basses and they are about 9 1/2 lbs - I'd have thought the guitars were lighter. The basses have wonderful necks and one I bought in 1978. I have all of Baldwins bass offerings and they are all well built and good sounding instruments.