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!
MP3: Neck Pickup
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