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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by ErickT94, Feb 20, 2020.
what will waxing vs not waxing the pick ups do exactly?
Pickups like the filtertrons and PAF's were originally made without wax potting. This is supposed to improve the dynamics of the pickups and gives them a slightly more open sound. It also makes them more susceptible to squealing when driven at high gain. This is all stuff I've read about and not experienced for myself.
Others may be able to shed more light on the subject? I just wanted to get something as close to original as possible! I bought these as they are British made so slightly cheaper than the Ray Butt full fidelity TV Jones model in the UK. I have a set of Radioshop pickups in my Tele and they sound stellar so I know they're going to be quality sounding pickups.
That's what I did (de-waxed) to my HS Filtertrons and TV Jones Classic pickups.
I like the end result, for all of the reasons that you mentioned. I don't play at high decibels, so squeal hasn't been an issue for me.
you didnt have Raybutts yet.. also are we talking jet or 6120. There is a great diff between those two applications.
That's good to know. I play in an alt country/Americana type band so I don't use heavy distortion, some overdrive and boost so hopefully all will be good!!
That's what I did - I ordered the wiring harness from 920d Custom because Tom was backordered at the time. Sorry don't have any video on my phone.
You’re right. And they were in a hollow.
Its crazy how much this community mods their guitarists and I love it. You're 5420 looks dope. the pickups make the guitar pop a bit more than black top filtertrons
You should spend some time on the Telecaster forum. It makes the modding here look tame by comparison