Can the Gretsch pick ups be straight swapped for Gibson humbucker type pick ups?

Discussion in 'Streamliner Gretsch Forum' started by Tomsaint28, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. Tomsaint28

    Tomsaint28 Electromatic

    Jan 20, 2020
    thanks this is a really useful message. Maybe slash wasn’t the best example of what I’m going for , basically if I play anything abit gainy the pick ups sound really terrible. And for the sarcastic people saying I bought the wrong guitar. I bought it cause I’m left handed and the choice for lefty sucks! So I wanted something that looks awesome and sounds it. as suggested by someone else ,I might disconnect some of the bobs as I only use volume anyway.
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  2. Aymara

    Aymara Friend of Fred

    Jul 6, 2013
    Check out Billy Duffy (early The Cult songs) or The Godfathers and you have an example, how an overdriven Gretsch can sound.

    Lately I saw the Godfathers live and the Pro Jet (Blacktop pickups) in combination with a Vox amp sounded killer.

    PS: Or check out The Soundgarden.
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