Does anyone know who came up with the Hi-Lo Tron?

Discussion in 'Dan Duffy's Den' started by dbirchett, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. dbirchett

    dbirchett Gretschie

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    The question was asked on the other forum and all of the texts that I have to check do not identify which of the workers came up with the design for the pickup. Dan, do you remember?
     
  2. MoonshineCalbilly

    MoonshineCalbilly Country Gent

    Feb 22, 2012
    Redding, CA
    No but thanks for asking. I've been wondering about this (off and on) myself for a while now :cool:
     
  3. knavel

    knavel Country Gent

    Dec 26, 2009
    London, England
    Dan Duffy I don't think normally checks into the forums. But I have seen him respond when specifically PM'd with a question. You might try it and see what happens.
     
  4. The Marlin

    The Marlin Friend of Fred

    Feb 2, 2011
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    There is some info here, but no specific names: Hilo-Trons
     
  5. Jline

    Jline Electromatic

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    Does anyone have photos of a 70s Deluxe Corvette. I have one and would like to see if knobs are original.
     
  6. nightbird

    nightbird Electromatic

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    According to Dan Duffy's book, page 108, he says the person who came up with the Hi-Lo Tron was the foreman of the Gretsch woodshop, Jerry Perito.
    Everyone should have a copy of Dan's book. It's a fun read.
     
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  7. Billy C

    Billy C Country Gent

    Aug 17, 2010
    El Mirage Arizona
    Read Dan Duffy's book, "Inside the Gretsch Guitar Factory 1957-1970" and indeed Mr. Jerry Perito is the person who came up with the Hi-Lo Tron pickup. If you love Gretschs' you really will like his book. As nightbird says, every gretsch guy should have a copy.............
     
  8. yankomr

    yankomr Synchromatic

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    Maybe they just had one coil left, but they needed it to ship an extra guitar....
     
  9. Anchoret

    Anchoret Electromatic

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    Does anyone have a link to some good pictures of the current HT with the cover off? I've searched, but haven't found anything.

    Thanks!
     
  10. falcon74

    falcon74 Electromatic

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    get Dans book on amazon it's in there and a lot more !
     
  11. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    ... and it's ALL in cap letters, so no reading glasses required! :rolleyes:
     
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  12. Mojoman

    Mojoman Electromatic

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    This is my first entry in this great world of gretsch. Good and bad , and ugly. I was the happy owner of a 61 corvette with one hilo for 25 yrs. Such a cool guitar, and versatile for only one pup. But it was in storage with a few other axes when it was robbed with 3 others. Checked for months on reverb, ebay, ash, g center. No sight. If ever you see with s/n 43255- please contact me to save my soul. Here or (424) 703-2303 in so calif.
     
  13. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    So sorry to hear that. Welcome to GT.
     
  14. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Unfortunately Dan passed away a few years ago. It be great if he could drop in and make some new posts. We’d be the first supernatural guitar forum! Maybe he could get Chet, Cliff, George to comment too. :D
     
  15. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Sorry to hear it. Maybe start your own thread instead of burying it in another one? Welcome to Gretschville!
     
  16. Mojoman

    Mojoman Electromatic

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  17. Mojoman

    Mojoman Electromatic

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    Ricochet, thanks for good advice. Which is the forum i should use to put out the word of the stolen guitars?
     
  18. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
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