someone want to explain "filtertron" pickups to me?

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elpico

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Four months into a thread about filtertrons before a single mention of AC/DC appears? That's enough to convince me this place has a unique perspective. Registered.
 

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For a while I have had a nice 6120 JRII with a TV Jones Classic plus in the bridge and a supertron in the neck.
To me, Filtertrons take some getting used to. I can jump between my tele and my hamer prototype, no problem, but the Gretsch responds quite differently....
Still awesome tones., but I need to play it for a while for my ears/brain to adjust.
BTW what is that Les Paul looking guitar that the silent guy is playing?
 

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For a while I have had a nice 6120 JRII with a TV Jones Classic plus in the bridge and a supertron in the neck.
To me, Filtertrons take some getting used to. I can jump between my tele and my hamer prototype, no problem, but the Gretsch responds quite differently....
Still awesome tones., but I need to play it for a while for my ears/brain to adjust.
BTW what is that Les Paul looking guitar that the silent guy is playing?


Our Dutch friend, is a hand-wired amp builder (AGL amps) with the TV Jones, housed in a Tokai guitar.


* http://www.tokai-guitars.co.uk/
* http://www.tokai-guitars.co.uk/inde...ategory_id=14&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=31


It is believed that the top of the range Tokai's is on the same level as Gibson Custom shop models :twisted:

They are now in South Africa too . . . but still cost a pretty penny. :cry:

http://www.tokaiguitars.co.za/
 

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How it really would sound

Okay ya want to really hear how a Tele sounds with one of these, I would pick someone who can really lay into their guitar... Dennis Casey from Flogging Molly. Irish,Punk, Country, Rock... all in one. Smart decision to put one in your guitar. This teamed with a Marshall or a satellite...mmm. '93 Tele Plus with a filtertron in the bridge!

http://youtu.be/Gr46RJs0ixE
 

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And if we must post rockabilly

I am kidding but, you all may not know the Living End, awesome Gretsch player Chris Cheney, using the filtertron... They are from Australia, and play better than almost anyone in Rockabilly and punk.

 

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i've always loved how a nice Gretsch gets a really splatty almost liquidy tone. it's like the guitar signal is getting splashed in water on its way to the amp. can't think of how else to describe it. nothing else sounds like it; when you hear it you know it.
 
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