26 Toxophilite 2 weeks ago Well people seem to bash on the modern Gretsch Dynasonics. I had some briefly but couldn't mount them in the guitar I was thinking of them for because I chickened out on cutting holes in it. Otherwise I thought they sounded great. Clearer and cleaner than the old ones.Compared them to 50s dynasonics I have (around 9k +) they were definitely brighter and more precise sounding. I thought it was cool thing. I haven't tried T-Armonds but the difference described sounds very familiar.I played my 53 Electro 2 for 3 sets last night for New Years and while it sounds great for most solos it's still a little thick sounding on chords. While I wouldn't want to yank the pickups out of it as it's a grand old lady that's had a rough go of it. I would probably find the modern Gretsch dynasonics more versatile.Fundamentally they are fine pickup and contain the same basic elements as the originals. They just sound crisper and cleaner.One thing I find annoying is that I can't find specs for them anywhere, even on the Gretsch site, they have made-up numbers for power and clarity and everywhere else they just have stupid blurbs about fidelity blah blah.Trust to your own ears and don't get too caught up in other peoples prejudices. I'm sure all the options are good in there way, It is a matter of taste and opinion.