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|The GFS NYII represents a
totally new way to breathe life into any guitar sporting
Dynasonic, Rickenbacker Toaster or other vintage style pickups.
Shell is basically similar to a vintage Rickenbacker pickup, and the
physical footprint exactly covers a Dearmond Dynasonic. While the
mounting holes may not always be a perfect match for you Filtertron fans-
the baseplate covers the hole completely, so you can upgrade and then
revert back to your stock pickups without seeing any telltale holes.
took a P90 style bobbin, trimmed it to JUST fit inside this shell, then
wound it as juicy syrupy and RED HOT as we could. To get some real
POWER we went with the classic P90 formula- two wide and flat Alnico
III magnets surrounding steel polepieces.
The result is a HUGE
improvement over the power, feel and tone of even the greatest vintage
Dearmonds. Really! I had to take a deep breath after a brand new
Silver Jet with a pair of these GFS NYII pickups BLEW THE DOORS
off my very own 1957 Jet Firebird. Everyone in the room was
These are handwound, handmade pickups. Due to the
complexities of the bobbins and mounting shell it’s the only way we
could do them. The neck pickup is Reverse Wound/Reverse Polarity. Put
the two pickup on at the same time and they are in-phase and completely
hum-cancelling. The Bridge pickup sits 5/8" tall and the neck pickup
sits 1/2" tall. These are TRUE surfacemounts and DO NOT require any top
We ship you a complete Retail Boxed GFS NYII, with
wiring directions and mounting screws. You can choose to mount these
any number of ways- We like small rubber grommets Ricky style, or even
small nylon standoffs like used on Dyansomics. A fabulous
mounting system is to cut out a Mousepad to the exact shape of the
baseplate- that’s my favorite method.
These are among the best sounding single coils I’ve ever heard- and I hope you feel the same way!