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Metal Gretsch pickup mounting rings?

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by Ted Keane, Feb 27, 2021.

  1. Ted Keane

    Ted Keane Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

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    I have a couple of Gretsch guitars.On all of my guitars I change the plastic PU mounting rings,and other plastic.I can't find mounting rings for Gretsch in metal.Anybody have any ideas?
     
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    I just stuck a Fidelitron into a metal mini HB ring to see if it would work. Its snug, but I think it still adjusts up/down. I can get a pic in the am.
     
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    Sweet. I'm gonna measure mine tomorrow and see if the holes in these rings are accurate to my existing.
     
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  7. Ted Keane

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    Alot of mounting rings have 1 hole on each side for the PU.But some Gretsch need 1 on one side and 2 on the other.I used to send out alot of small parts to get chromed for my HD.I'll ask at some shops.Maybe they can do it.
     
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    Only Electromatic pickups have the 3-hole mount. The early 2012-2014 Blacktop Filtertrons can be mounted on a 2-hole ring but those are not that common. What's easier than that would be simply tapping the brass wing for the 2-hole mount.
     
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    The ones being advertised on GFS as Tron size seem to be the same specs as a Firebird/mini HB ring I have here. I'd save my money as these can be got from China for cheaper. GFS stuff is just imported stuff anyway.
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    I did use their English Mount plastic rings on one of my guitars and they worked fine. Couldn't find anyone else selling them at the time.
     
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