The entirely brand new and totally desirable "Retrotron" series from GFS. Yes- all of the thunderous buzz at HarmonyCentral and on all the boards is TRUE!
Finally a real vintage "Filtertron" style pickup that fits into almost all of the "Firebird" style plate-mount mini humbucker guitars. Yes this means almost all of the imports with the weird mini hums- The pickups themselves are the standard 1 1/8" x 2 5/8" mini size- and the metal plates are 1 1/2" x 3 7/16".
Neck = 7.2K | Bridge = 8k
I dig the old Filtertrons, the vintage Dearmonds, the cool old Guild pickups, the fat, warm stuff with the "kerrangy" high end. Pretty tough to get that sound today in any kind of form factor that actually fits a normal guitar, so we went in to the top secret GFS "skunk works" and had some fun with magnetics. One year later we had the formula down pat.
So here's the story- These are Standard MINI- Humbucker Sized- so they fit ANY guitar that accepts MINI-humbuckers on the familiar "Firebird style mount.
OK- so the problem with the old vintage pickups is that once you finally get a guitar that has em- you really NEED MORE GAIN- We've all experienced it- sounds cool, need more balls! Well ladies and gents- we've wrapped up four completely different varieties. The Nashvilles use a particularly sweet and somewhat expensive breed of ceramic magnet, and give you the fat vintage sound with the clear, crisp, crunchy high end. The Liverpools add even warmer Alnico V magnets. All use correct Formvar enamel wire, vintage nickel adjustable polepieces, shielded metal cases and four conductor wiring. These tend to be about 35% louder than true vintage pickups.