Re: Anyone installed Filtertrons in their Jazzmaster ?

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Anyone installed Filtertrons in their Jazzmaster ?

Post by ollenorin » Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:01 pm

Routing needed ? How do you fill up the space between the bigger pickupholes in the jazzmaster and the filtertrons ?

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Re: Anyone installed Filtertrons in their Jazzmaster ?

Post by CurtisNovak » Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:17 pm

ollenorin wrote: Routing needed ? How do you fill up the space between the bigger pickupholes in the jazzmaster and the filtertrons ?

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  I tried this combo, and to tell you the truth I was NOT at all impressed w/ it  at all.

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Re: Anyone installed Filtertrons in their Jazzmaster ?

Post by ollenorin » Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:50 pm

hi curtis !

really ? why not ? i love the tv jones classic´s...theyre fantastic in my gretsch silver falcon.

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Re: Anyone installed Filtertrons in their Jazzmaster ?

Post by mjet » Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:57 pm

ollenorin wrote: hi curtis !

really ? why not ? i love the tv jones classic´s...theyre fantastic in my gretsch silver falcon.

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Silver Falcons and Jazzmasters couldn't be more different, though. Pickups only amplify sound, they don't create it. And a solid body Fender is obviously a world away from a semi-hollow (or hollow?) bodies Gretsch, so great sound in one could sound "off" in the other, and vice-versa.
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Re: Anyone installed Filtertrons in their Jazzmaster ?

Post by JazzBlaster » Thu Feb 08, 2007 8:34 pm

mjet260 wrote:
ollenorin wrote: hi curtis !

really ? why not ? i love the tv jones classic´s...theyre fantastic in my gretsch silver falcon.

:)
Silver Falcons and Jazzmasters couldn't be more different, though. Pickups only amplify sound, they don't create it. And a solid body Fender is obviously a world away from a semi-hollow (or hollow?) bodies Gretsch, so great sound in one could sound "off" in the other, and vice-versa.
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Re: Anyone installed Filtertrons in their Jazzmaster ?

Post by ollenorin » Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:02 am

yes but gretsch uses those pickups in a lot of their solidbody guitars as well.....and i doubt they suck.  ;)

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Re: Anyone installed Filtertrons in their Jazzmaster ?

Post by mjet » Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:33 am

It's hit or miss, with the ultimate judge being your own ears. Curtis said he wasn't impressed, and I put a high degree of value on his professional opinions. But that doesn't mean that person B wouldn't like it, so if you're curious, go for it and report back.
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Re: Anyone installed Filtertrons in their Jazzmaster ?

Post by ollenorin » Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:11 am

im gonna go for it....ive already got 3 other jazzmasters and i want one with funnier specs

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Re: Anyone installed Filtertrons in their Jazzmaster ?

Post by JazzBlaster » Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:40 am

I am sure a custom wound set would sound fine
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Re: Anyone installed Filtertrons in their Jazzmaster ?

Post by Superfuzz » Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:51 am

I've never get the chance to play a gretsch but I know that they're sparkly sounding..so 'trons are different in construction from Jazzmaster's but the ending result should be similar..maybe the 'trons with the blade instead of the polepieces could be more interesting..
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Re: Anyone installed Filtertrons in their Jazzmaster ?

Post by JazzBlaster » Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:30 pm

I owned a Duo jet once and it was nothing like a Jazzmaster a humbucking puckup captures frequency in a different way. Some people just think of pickups in term of output, but there is way more to it than that.
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Re: Anyone installed Filtertrons in their Jazzmaster ?

Post by FireAarro » Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:43 pm

Someone here has a Strat with 3 'trons in it, and he says it sounds great.
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Re: Anyone installed Filtertrons in their Jazzmaster ?

Post by cmatthes » Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:10 pm

Yep - that's me.  It's actually a Hamer Daytona (their way better take on a Strat).  Fantastic clean tones, really clear and sparkly.  Push it, and it overdrives nicely - very Pete Townshendy.
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Re: Anyone installed Filtertrons in their Jazzmaster ?

Post by ollenorin » Sat Feb 10, 2007 3:58 pm

cmatthes wrote: Yep - that's me.  It's actually a Hamer Daytona (their way better take on a Strat).  Fantastic clean tones, really clear and sparkly.  Push it, and it overdrives nicely - very Pete Townshendy.
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very cool !!!

i guess the filtertrons aint too bad in a fender then...  :D

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Re: Anyone installed Filtertrons in their Jazzmaster ?

Post by CurtisNovak » Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:30 am

mjet260 wrote: It's hit or miss, with the ultimate judge being your own ears. Curtis said he wasn't impressed, and I put a high degree of value on his professional opinions. But that doesn't mean that person B wouldn't like it, so if you're curious, go for it and report back.
I totally agree... I was just expressing my feeling on it please dont let that stop you.
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