Memphis Alnico 2 RickenbackerÂ® tone Vintage Jangle Pickup
The goal here was to recreate the cool vintage sounds. Not just the same boring PAF stuff that everyone's doing- after all- how many times can a grown man play "Stormy Monday"??
So the Retrotron Nashville and Liverpools have been tearing up the pickup market-The forums are buzzing, rock stars are calling, and our site is selling 'em by the boatload. Nailing the old Filtertron sound was cool, but I LOVE classic Beatle-y Rickenbacker® jangle. We used to have a pickup called the "Memphis", it was a neat little mini humbucker with Alnico II magnets- people loved em, but they cost too much to make, defying the GFS credo- "Great tone, dirt cheap".
Finally we found a new source for the exact same Alnico II magnet stock, so we got to work with the Formvar wire and wound up a set of protos- only this time we went full humbucker sized- WOW what a tone. Full, rich and balanced, with a beautiful shimmer and jangle on the high end.
Try 'em on a Les Paul, love 'em on a tele, super on an archtop- you can't go wrong. If your band covered Creed and Korn, look elsewhere, but for Petty, Sheryl Crowe, Harrison stuff- this is IT!
Listen to the sample below!Retrotron Memphis Classic vintage warmth with a crisp, clear high end
MP3: Bridge Pickup
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