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Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by calebaaron666, Jun 2, 2020.

  1. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    New Gold Foil Day!
    I received my GFS single coil golds!
    Well, I installed them Saturday, but I’ve been too busy to play them and post about them. 54F5D182-DBB6-403B-84B1-996B42403468.jpeg

    I went with 5k output for both since that’s what the website suggested for the most vintage sound.
    At first I was regretting it, and thought that maybe I should have gone with something stronger for the bridge pickup.
    I did some research online and read that the bridge pickup should be as high as 1/8th from the E strings.
    I raised it up a bit, and VIOLA! Now they balance well, and the bridge sounds much louder and stronger.
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    The “Hot Rail Humbuckers” that I swapped out were undeniably heavier, but these gold foils have a much more articulate and old school sound.
    This is not my loudest guitar by any means.
    I played some switcharoo with other guitars keeping my amp and pedal levels the same, and there isn’t too much of a volume drop.
    Like my tele with TVJ starwoods, this guitar sounds awesome through the custom channel of my Custom Deluxe Reverb.
     
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  2. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    fROMOHIO
    Congrats!

    Never tried the GFS gold foils, but I've heard lots of good feedback on them (pun not intended).

    Enjoy!
     
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  3. tdtom

    tdtom Gretschie

    499
    Oct 26, 2018
    new zealand
    does "Vintage" sound better with vintage radio grille look? they look pretty cool.
     
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  4. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I guess so! Haha
    I’ve just grown accustomed to lower output pickups since being converted to Filtertrons.
    I have no delusions that these GFS Gold Foils are 100% vintage correct gold foils, but they sound really cool.
    Also, with a vintage looking guitar like this, it’s seems more appropriate to have 50-60’s style pickups instead of balls to the wall Humbuckers in it. That’s never been a tone I’ve chased.
    The stock humbuckers weren’t terrible pickups by any means, just not my style at all.
     
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  5. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Sweet git. Glad that you're enjoying the new pups.
     
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  6. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    Now we’re talking! It looks very, very pretty with those gold foils. This guitar is dripping mojo... again, great score.
     
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  7. michelb

    michelb Gretschie

    Age:
    29
    324
    Mar 27, 2020
    Belgium
    absolutely, stunning guitar :eek:
     
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  8. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    54
    Oct 18, 2015
    Germany
    I heard so much about this kind of pickups and really never came across of them.
    So what do they sound like? Any comparisons to more "usual" pickups?
     
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  9. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    They have a metallic sound. Not heavy metal, but they sound like metal. That’s the best description I can come up with.
    It’s a cold sound.
    Very punchy. I actually have the tone knob for the bridge pickup at 1/2 which I never do.
     
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  10. CousinWarsh

    CousinWarsh Synchromatic

    794
    Jun 24, 2018
    Western NY
    They look cool, how soon till a gold foil corona sample? Let’s hear em!
     
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  11. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Yeah man, I wanna record something this week. I was actually going to record something today, but I’ve just been concentrating on playing.
     
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  12. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    gold foils are pretty dang cool for rubber magnet pickups! :) I recently paid through the nose for a set from Curtis Novak
     
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  13. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Age:
    54
    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Nice!!! That geetar is a beauty!!
     
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  14. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    61
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    That looks great , enjoy the sound
     
  15. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    That guitar screams bluesy stuff... Hound Dog Taylor!!!!
     
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  16. RG7X

    RG7X Synchromatic

    540
    Nov 11, 2018
    Los Angeles
    Sweet axe!
     
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  17. SAguitar

    SAguitar Gretschie

    178
    Jan 17, 2020
    Oregon
    Lookin' good! Hope you're loving the tones your getting. I have been very impressed with some GFS pickups before, you definitely seem to get your money's worth.
     
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  18. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    fROMOHIO
    I've really enjoyed the current production Supro gold foils in my Newport. There is a fairly unique texture to them, every bit of the single coil bit I'm looking for but a bit more balanced/smooth than my DeArmond type pickups w/ really nice character to the breakup.
     
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  19. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    The Gold Foils look beautiful on that Dual Tone. :)
     
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  20. dak55

    dak55 Country Gent

    May 31, 2018
    NC
    That's one sharp looking guitar brother. (although I have no idea what it is). Bet it sounds great too. I love the gold foils in my Supro Hampton and the GFS one in the bridge if my Tele.
     
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