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.)


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

    Landshark2020 Gretschie

    Sep 4, 2020
    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

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

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
  5. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013

    Agreed. Supertrons are a fantastic flavor.
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  6. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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

    senojnad Synchromatic

    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

    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
    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.

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  11. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

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

    michelb Synchromatic

    Mar 27, 2020
    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

    Mar 4, 2021
  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:

    Last edited: Jun 7, 2021
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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
    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
    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

    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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