Rat rod red on TV Jones

Discussion in 'The Pickup Place' started by Sully6790, Aug 29, 2020.

  1. Sully6790

    Sully6790 Electromatic

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    Looking to buy g5410 rat rod next week and trying to figure out if it’s possible to get the red insert from the blacktops onto TV Jones? Or another method. Love the red accent, but would love that TV tone.
     
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  2. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    I suggest calling TVJ and ask if they will do a red cover. I doubt you or TVJ could reuse the one in the guitar on a TVJ pickup, it would be very serendipitous if the holes etc lined up.

    Or if you know a good pickup winder who knows TVJ and filters, you could have the blacktops rewound.
     
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  3. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    Welcome to the nut house Sully!
     
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  4. gtttrrr

    gtttrrr Country Gent

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    Anyone simply paint their blacktops? Is this doable?
     
  5. Outlaw

    Outlaw Synchromatic

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    The neck pickup may fit but the bridge would not.
    But I bet you could buy some thin plastic sheet and make your own using the existing ones as a template, of course you would have to take the pickups apart to swap them out but that's no biggy.
     
  6. davenumber2

    davenumber2 Gretschie

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    3032426E-DFA3-45D5-A8C3-4C2F725D573F.png This is from the TVJ instagram page. He does custom colors. Probably costs a little more.
     
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  7. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Welcome to the forum, Sully6790!
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  8. Zeek

    Zeek Synchromatic

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    Welcome
     
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  9. Sully6790

    Sully6790 Electromatic

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    Hey thanks for the warm welcome! I may talk to TV and see what they say.
     
  10. Sully6790

    Sully6790 Electromatic

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    that may be my plan right there!
     
  11. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Synchromatic

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    Welcome to the forum.
    Good luck on the pickup change.
     
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  12. Sully6790

    Sully6790 Electromatic

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  13. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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  14. Back in Black

    Back in Black Gretschie

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    Jun 22, 2020
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    Sully,

    Now that's cool, you may have just started something.

    The folks at TVJ are great!

    BIB.
     
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  15. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
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  16. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Synchromatic

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    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Love the worn look on these.

    That's cool that TVJ does this, awesome for the rat rods, can't wait to see them on the guitar.
     
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  17. Sully6790

    Sully6790 Electromatic

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    Should go pretty nice with the matte white!
     
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  18. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

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    so cal
    Bitchen maaaaan, totally !!!
     
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    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
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