TV Jones Pickups on a Gretch

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Will
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TV Jones Pickups on a Gretch

Post by Will » Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:42 am

Does anyone have these pickups on their Gretch hollow body or semi-hollow body guitar? Or, even on another brand guitar?

I recently played a friend's Gretch Electromatic G5622T semi-hollow body guitar. I loved the feel of it and especially the gorgeous finish ("Orange Stain"). I have read a lot (pretty much all highly favorable) about the TV Jones pickups, and how they can deliver that classic Gretch sound, especially the TV Jones "Power Tron" and the "Classic."

I can't spring for a high end Gretch at present ($2800 - $3500), so my feeling was that with some nice mods, i.e. the pickup swap, high quality locking tuners and a roller bridge, and having it PLEK'd, I could have something relatively comparable to the higher end models for just a bit over half the cost.

I would be interested in getting some feedback on what you think of the TV Jones pickups, and/or your thoughts about the other mods I am planning?

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Re: TV Jones Pickups on a Gretch

Post by 57nashlefty » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:10 pm

I recently installed a pair in my G5220, taking out the stock pup's, and I like the difference. They are somewhat janglier in the middle, and definetly louder. The toughest part of the job was pulling the leads back through the guitar.

Will
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Re: TV Jones Pickups on a Gretch

Post by Will » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:06 pm

@57nashlefty - sounds like a great upgrade to your 5220. Enjoy!

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Re: TV Jones Pickups on a Gretch

Post by RR » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:47 am

Here's a comparison of Gretsch Stock -vs- TV Jones Magnatron.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_x2X4RSGVM

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