Miscellaneous Rumbles

Short comprison of a 65’ Tennessean vs. New Tennessee Rose

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The modern one looks to be a pre-Chet signature version. Interesting that the pickups in the modern one were louder than in the original '65, as that is one of the beefs with the modern Tenny. I loved my G6119T-1962HT.

I just played one of the new Vintage Select Tennys with the TV Jones HiLos. I liked it . . . a lot!

Thanks for posting this comparison, Geoffrey! I always enjoy hearing you play . . . even if it's just noodling.

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Cool. So did you keep the '65 or get the modern one. Both nice guitars.

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This is the most important topic in the last 5 years - finally A/Bd new and old Hi Lo Tenny.

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Although never a fan of Hi-Lo' Trons, I preferred the tone of the reissue.

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My '05 Tenny's pickups are loud, contrary to what I'd always heard.

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It would be great to know the output of each pickup on both guitar. My '63 tennessean pickups read:

3K neck 4K bridge.

And they sounds just perfect.

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It would be great to know the output of each pickup on both guitar. My '63 tennessean pickups read:

3K neck 4K bridge.

And they sounds just perfect.

– guitarmike

3k and 4k resistance for vintage HiLo is what I've seen listed on the old pickup registry.

I played a '67 Tenny not too long ago, and I can't say I could suss out much difference between the sound and output of the vintage HiLos and the ones in my departed G6119T-1962HT Tenny. Nor could I tell much difference in the Vintage Select 62 Tenny I played last weekend.

I'm sure there are subtle differences . . .

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I A/B'd my '65 Tenny against an '05 one a few years ago. From what I recall, they were similar but the three or four people there, including me, preferred the '65. Nothing scientific, but fun comparison.

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I A/B'd my '65 Tenny against an '05 one a few years ago. From what I recall, they were similar but the three or four people there, including me, preferred the '65. Nothing scientific, but fun comparison.

– Baba Joe

All things being equal, performance-wise, I can see why the '65 would edge the modern one out.

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Geoffrey, You say in your video you might trade the '65 for the reissue. What'd you decide.

I've had a '66 '67, 2012, 2014. I'm always surprised at how accurate the reissues are and better built.


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