Changing pick ups from power trons to T-Almonds in a duo jet

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Ashley1983, Jul 21, 2021.

  1. Ashley1983

    Ashley1983 Electromatic

    42
    Aug 9, 2020
    England
    Hi all

    You guys are extremely knowledgable and helpful and I wondered if you guys know the answer to my question.

    could I drop Tv Jones T Almonds in a TVP it is a really good price and has the spec I would like which seems to be mid 50’s design and chambering B3c gretsch bigsby but has power trons

    this would be my first venture into gretsch’s
     
  2. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Yes, you'll want to order the T Armonds in a filtertron mount. I don't know if pots should be changed.
     
  3. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    As henry said, it will be quite easy, I would give the powertrons a good go though, you may like them, otherwise there would be people here that would take them off your hands, me being one of them :D.
     
  4. Ashley1983

    Ashley1983 Electromatic

    42
    Aug 9, 2020
    England
    Are you from the UK?
     
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  5. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Unfortunately not, I'm from Aus but as I mentioned if you do decide to go that way I don't see you having a problem selling the powertrons if you wanted to recoup some costs of the swap.
     
  6. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Age:
    71
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    You'd have to be nuts to use T-Almonds.

    They're copied from the vintage Rowe/DeArmonds. Great pickups. You'll like 'em.
     
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