1 macphisto 1 month ago i was looking at the Electromatic Double Jet that just came in this week with TVJ FilterTrons and thinking "those pickups look metal af," and the tones are certainly there, so why didn't more players take a balls-to-the-wall approach to Gretchifying?i can think of reasons. obviously a big archtop box might be untenable with multi-Marshall stacks (though Malcolm Young and Billy Duffy indicate otherwise, not to mention Ted Nugent). there's also the less-than-sturdy aspects of the smaller guitars; Chris Cornell played Duo Jets with Soundgarden and was known to cuss them out on-mic and occasionally throw one across the stage because they wouldn't stay in tune, assumedly because the bridge shifted.what else? scarcity in the early days of hard rock/heavy metal? lack of Kool Kidz factor in the days the Les Paul/Strat aesthetic was king? or what?