1 ZackyDog 3 years ago I just got mine in the mail and they sound great. I like them better than the TV Jones Classics that they replaced.Gretsch appears to be using a different magnet than previously; it looks like a shiny 1/4" alnico V(5) magnet. When I first got my then new 2005 G6122-1962, I opened up Filtertrons and noticed that the magnets were significantly darker and a different consistency, although reportedly started using alnico again when Fender took over in 2003. The pickups sounded harsher and brittle (going from my memory).Overall, they sound like the vintage Filtertrons I had on my old 1962 G6120 Nashville. I undid the wax potting with a hair dryer. With both pickups on, it sounds clearer and thicker and bridge pickup sounds thicker. I think the regular pole spacing and the lower ohms are the reason. The neck pickup sounds the same as the TV Jones Classic.