Which Gretsch or G-Style bridge pup...?

Discussion in 'Vintage Gretsch Discussion' started by TheBiggestJerk, Apr 16, 2020.

  1. TheBiggestJerk

    TheBiggestJerk Electromatic

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    Jun 17, 2019
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    Which Gretsch or G-Style bridge pup will get that desired classic Gretsch tone ?
     
  2. jarrodtaylor

    jarrodtaylor Gretschie

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    Mar 14, 2019
    Delray Beach, FL
    Could you be more specific there? Broadly speaking:

    TV Jones Ray Butts -- About as vintage sounding as it gets.
    TV Jones Brian Setzer Signature -- Brian Setzer after the Stray Cats.
    TV Jones Classics and/or Gretsch HS Filtertrons -- May as well be considered the modern classic sound.

    Then there are the DynaSonic sounds. Everything from Duane Eddy to Billy Zoom...
     
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  3. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    TV Classic/Classic Plus or HS Filter’Tron

    If you wanted über vintage you can go for the TVJ Ray Butts, but in that case, I’d get a set instead of just a bridge.
     
  4. TheBiggestJerk

    TheBiggestJerk Electromatic

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    Jun 17, 2019
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    I never play with the neck.
     
  5. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Then I’d go with a TV Classic or Classic Plus.
     
  6. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Which Gretsch are you putting it in?
     
  7. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    Since this is the "vintage" section of the GT site... I'll state the obvious. Get a vintage DeArmond Dynasonic or Filtertron, and you'll be positioned well to get that vintage Gretsch sound (from the source!).
     
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  8. TheBiggestJerk

    TheBiggestJerk Electromatic

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    Jun 17, 2019
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    Streamliner
     
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