Gretsch Electromatic G5655TG output too low

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by EzraStompbox, Jul 28, 2020.

  1. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Your 5655 has Blacktop Broadtrons yes?
    These are low output humbuckers (not a filtertron).

    It's one reason I don't want these Broadtrons.
    The Blacktop Filtertrons are higher output and deliver the traditional Gretsch tone :D
  2. birdawesome

    birdawesome Electromatic

    Aug 6, 2020
    I've got a G5655TG as well, but I really don't have much of an issue with output, myself. Although, I haven't experimented with any other electrics to test it against other than my acoustic electrics, which aren't a good comparison. When I crank the gain for some grit I get all the power I need, personally.
  3. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    My new 2655 was ridiculously low output, that lasted about 2 minutes. The pickups were at least 4 times lower than the standard recommendations. Once moved they were fine.
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