August 6th, 2012, 04:13 PM
I'm looking for a set of Gretsch Filtertrons ( TV Jones way over the bubget ) for my La Cabronita project , not having much luck in the UK , so can any one recomend a US supplier that ships to the UK , there are some on Ebay but seller does'nt have 100% feedback so unsure to use them or not .
The Ebay seller is HDCustom Guitar Supply .
August 6th, 2012, 11:33 PM
I have dealt with HD Custom Guitar Supply many times and I recommend him.
August 7th, 2012, 08:18 AM
Thought i would have more options than 1 Ebay site ?
August 7th, 2012, 08:31 AM
there a TV Jones in the classifieds on the main page here....
did you notice that listing?..
August 8th, 2012, 09:46 AM
I've found a pair of Filtertrons but they don't stock the fixing screws
Anyone help with this or suggest a alternative screw to use ?
August 8th, 2012, 09:59 AM
Fender bass pickup screws will work if you widen the hole slightly. I just put a drill bit the right size through and twisted it by hand to widen the hole. I held the bit with a small vise-grips.
August 8th, 2012, 11:03 AM
I thought they had to be domehead countersunk like these , but the Ebay site does'nt ship to UK
August 8th, 2012, 11:24 AM
Fender Bass Pickup Screws domehead but not countersunk
August 10th, 2012, 05:00 AM
Anyone help on this ? , otherwise i'll have to cancel the sale and shelve the project .
August 10th, 2012, 01:06 PM
"TV Jones way over the budget" but how cool would that be? Sounds like you're attempting an exact clone, but TV sells what you need.
August 11th, 2012, 05:30 PM
I found a set of the new "blacktops" CHEAP on Ebay ! I put them in my first Cabronita build (a 72 Deluxe conversion/it looks real cool) ! They are respectable filtertrons, although I'm saving for some TVs.
August 13th, 2012, 05:44 AM
I used P90 screws to mount Filtertrons on my Gretsch Electromatic. I think I found them on Ebay, maybe not, but whatever, they were marketed as "P90 screws". Countersunk, domed, and maybe a little bigger than whatever the official F-tron screws are. Since I already had them in a drawer when I needed them, and I didn't feel like putting my pants on to go screw-shopping, that's what I used.
August 17th, 2012, 04:07 PM
Thanks for all the reply's , i did manage to source some off of Fleabay but by that time the Gretsch pickups were sold out and he could'nt say when he'd have more in stock :cry:
So i pulled the trigger as you say over the pond and a set of TV Jones Classics are on there way , and they come with screws and compression rubber , Proper Job !! .:grin::grin::grin: