1 Bonzo21 1 month ago About a month ago I found a set of TV Jones Magnatrons on a local classifieds website and decided to pull the trigger (I have a thread here about it, also showing how I mounted them). I like to spend some time with pickups before I form an opinion on them because there is often either a honeymoon period or a learning curve in terms of adjustments. One month in, I remain quite impressed with these. They are my first TV Jones, but their reputation for quality is obviously well known and I have no complaints about the quality--they are solid. It is also my first Gretsch, so I can't really speak to how different they are from other more traditional Gretsch pickups because I don't have enough experience with those. What I do know is that the pickups that came in my 5620 stock were decent, and the bridge definitely got me closer to a legit Beatles sound (which is my frame of reference for the Gretsch sound). They are bright, very bright, but not particularly harsh. I've played them on a lot of digital amps (4 different vox amplugs and 20ish amp models on Amplitube) as well as a vox tube amp. The highs were really only verging on a problem on the Vox Amplug2 "classic rock" (i.e. marshall) and a few of the Marshall type models on amplitube. It didn't need any special treatment on fender, orange, or vox models as well as the actual Vox AC4 I played it through. The timbre (if I can call it that) is like a really "airy" or "woody" telecaster. It sounds fantastic, and really does have a single coil character that I find very pleasant. I was also very impressed with the single coil character of the Gibson's P90S pickups (P90s with pole magnets instead of bar and screw-poles), so I'm starting to think there's something about that type of construction that appeals to me. In any case, I am very impressed with them, and they are definitely in there to stay. Unfortunately, that means I'll have to buy another Gretsch at some point so I can get that traditional Gretsch sound back in my arsenal ahahaha. Anyone else have love for the Magnatrons? Are there any known recording artists that use them (I'd like to see how they sound in a processed recording)?