Vintage Gretsch Guitars

Too many pickups, too much time

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Was goofing around with my restored 64 club. I had a 54 custom shop strat pickup leftover from putting a couple on my Yamaha Ae1200S (which sounded loverly) So I was curious what one would sound like paired with a Dearmond 2000. I liked the idea of the clear strat pickup in the neck position. I had a weird old toaster type pickup cover lying about. I cut out the middle section of metal, made it more like a dearmond cover, made a tortoiseshell insert and put the strat pickup under it. Roughed in for trying it sonically, I would make it prettier and clean it up.

It sounds good. nice clear neck position and the dearmond provides a slightly thicker bridge position. they have some similar qualities so they aren't too far off and sound good blended too. Here it is roughly installed

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and closer...ignore all the holes haha

3

Very nice work..and interesting..


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