NSTD

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by drmilktruck, Jun 6, 2021.

  1. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    New SuperTron day. I replaced the stock Blacktop FilterTrons with TVJ SuperTrons on my Azure Blue G5655TG. While the Blacktops were fine, I love SuperTrons. Gretsch should make some new guitars with them, instead of making up new ones. (More Fenderization, but I digress.)

    It's a fine guitar, nearly perfect. Love the thin body. And the color is to die for. (It might be a problem for some that the three lower knobs are so close together but since I never touch them, not an issue.)

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    Unfortunately the pickup rings don't match perfectly. May have to fix that. But in the meantime, damn fun!
     
  2. Landshark2020

    Landshark2020 Gretschie

    124
    Sep 4, 2020
    95051
    Whew, for a min. there, I thought it was New Sexually Transmitted Disease Day!:p

    Awesome Guitar!
     
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  3. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I love those Supertrons too. Congrats, Jim!
     
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  4. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    LOL
     
  5. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    Agreed. Supertrons are a fantastic flavor.
     
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  6. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Bet it sounds great Doc , enjoy
     
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  7. senojnad

    senojnad Synchromatic

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    Jul 13, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Gorgeous!!! I too love Supertrons -- Looks like a nearly perfect guitar, Dr. Jim!
     
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  8. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

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    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    Beat me to it
     
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  9. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Congrats on the new pick ups, I haven't had much to do with supertrons so no idea how they are meant to sound but they certainly look cool.
     
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  10. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
    Admin Post
    I couldn’t agree more. The Supertron is just that: super. It’s a fine and effective balance of power and clarity. They are easily my favorite pickup.

    Congrats.
     
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  11. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

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    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    I thought the same thing!;)
     
  12. michelb

    michelb Synchromatic

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    Mar 27, 2020
    Belgium
    Nice guitar and pups :-D unlucky title tho :p
     
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  13. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Looks great!
     
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  14. Archtops

    Archtops Synchromatic

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    Mar 4, 2021
    SoCal
  15. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    The only disease I've got is Gretsch Fever!:p

    I thought about changing the thread title to NTVJSTD but then it might look like Tom gave me chlamydia. :eek:

     
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  16. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Here's a few videos. They take the basic Filter/Classic recipe and add a little more power but not as much as PowerTron. Chet used one in his neck Gent as he thought it rounded out and smoothed the tone, providing a nice complement to the more trebly Filter in the bridge. I tried that combo in a build a few years ago and the Super was too loud, so swapped out the bridge for another Super.

    From TV Jones:



    Nice A/B/C of Classics, SuperTrons and PowerTrons:

     
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  17. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    Great pickup, I have one in my 6128 at the neck. Very strong broadband pickup.
     
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  18. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
    Admin Post
    You’re not getting it. Jim is a physician, and he discovered a new STD, and it’s cure, so he celebrated by buying these pickups. :)
     
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  19. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    I wasn't quite sure if it was safe to click on this. :D
     
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  20. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

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    50
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Cool,i have never owned anything with SuperTrons,would be nice to try them sometime.
     
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