1 DrGretsch 1 year ago Another Experiment Done! I've had this Squier Fiesta Red Vintage Modified Jaguar for along time now and I just couldn't get behind the stock pickups ,,, so had been pondering, what kind of pickups should I replace those stock Duncan humbuckers with? ... and suddelnly it dawned on me, Why not try "Hilo Trons". Looks like they'd be the right size too with little modifying of the guitar. I like the sound of The Tennessean anyway and TV Jones makes some good "HiLo Trons", so last week I got a pair off the bay and they arrived today ,, So this evening, I did the transplant, with a little bit of elbow grease and widening the pickguard cavities a tiny bit and putting in blocks of wood underneath and some foam to raise the pups closer to the strings, so about two hours ago, I finally got a finished product and tested it ,,, and I was very pleasantly surpised! All turned out thumbs up! Very Nice Sound! Another Successful Project! May put up a Video or too later after final adjustments! One thing I did notice is that's its very important to get the pole pieces facing the right direction or it can really change the character of sound. Not in a bad way but different. At first, I had the neck pickup pole pieces facing towards the neck, which didn't sound bad ,,,but not quite there like a 6119 Tenny. More open sounding? So later, I reversed the neck Hiltron pickup and now this guitar really has that "Tenny" Mojo! Much more solid sounding! Even better and louder then my original 1967 Tennessean! Quite Nice! Hey, What a good Idea I've been saying to myself all night *I can also think of this Project as a makeshift 60's Gretsch Corvette! A nice project tonight being that it has been pouring rain outside all evening!