Pickups

Gretsch G5400 Blacktop Filtertrons

1

I've just purchased a set of these pickups with plans to mount into a Strat project. The pickup has 2 adjustment screws on one ear and 1 adjustment screw on the other ear. Just wondering if the 2 screws are meant to sit on the bass side or the treble side of the strings?

2

The standard fitting is two screw at the top. It's not important to use this protocol, as the triple screws are used to give dual-axis case height adjustment- top to bottom and left to right, installed either way around.

3

Thanks for that Ade. I will install it them with the 2 screws at the top, but it's good to know there won't be any differences if installed differently.

4

one more thing, should I be using 500k pots with the BT filtertrons?

5

one more thing, should I be using 500k pots with the BT filtertrons?

– dimmy

Yes. Starting about 1957/8, Gretsch used nothing but.

6

As well, these pickups are at home when they're closest to the strings.


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