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PostSubject: question about my gretsch 5120   Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:06 pm

hello, I was thinking to customize ulteriorly mine gretsch 5120 mounting 2 pick up TV Jones classic series, do you think is an just choice? Sound mainly rockabilly the pick up in equipment is not ugly, but I wanted to improve. aspect your opinion, Max Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: question about my gretsch 5120   Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:48 pm

Hello Max Smile I have used my 01 6119 Gretsch for almost 5 years with the regular Filtertrons, and when i installed a pair of TV's Classic on it, and plugged in, it was an instant and highly noticible sound improvment followed by me howling and wowing at the sound!
to my ears, they have a warmer growl, yet brighter.
I will definatly try another set of pups from TV in the future. Gretsch pups are great, but the TV's rock Cool
If you swap for TV's, you are bound to like them .. a lot tongue
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PostSubject: Re: question about my gretsch 5120   Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:18 am

Max, you're not gonna regret swapping the original pickups for TV Jones. I did it to my 1993 6120-60 (the one in my avatar), and it was a whole new world! I don't own a 5120, but I've tested quite a few, and the stock pickups are definitely one of the things that make them so reasonably priced Wink

I bought a new 6120AM recently, and although the stock pickups on the new ones are way better (at least LOUDER!) than they were on my '93, I'm still gonna ditch them for a set of TV's.

Just do it! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: question about my gretsch 5120   Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:57 am

Do it! Just do it!
Itīs a real improvement both by sound and looks...



You will like ist!

Did I already say do it? sunny
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PostSubject: Re: question about my gretsch 5120   Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:26 pm

Hey 1954, where did you get the pickguard. I love it!
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PostSubject: Re: question about my gretsch 5120   Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:19 pm

Hey i also put TV Jones in my Gretsch and it sounds great. Its totally worth and sounds amazing! Best investment.
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PostSubject: Re: question about my gretsch 5120   Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:13 am

NJ_Stray_Cat wrote:
Hey 1954, where did you get the pickguard. I love it!

Try this link http://guitarpartsresource.com/pickguard_gretsch.htm

I got a HotRod pickguard, but it had to be cut a little at the bridge PU otherwise it wonīt fit.
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PostSubject: Re: question about my gretsch 5120   Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:04 pm

So, I will have to only buy 2 pick up tv jones and the frame of the pick up or serves other?
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PostSubject: Re: question about my gretsch 5120   Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:50 pm

Should be all the same. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: question about my gretsch 5120   Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:56 am

Try the TV Jones with the English Mount System. They are designed to be fitted in 5120s because the std. TVJs originally only fit into the Gretsch Professional series due to their different construction of the the PU cavities. Nevertheless there are surely possibilities to use std. mountings but this will mean more work to do.
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PostSubject: Re: question about my gretsch 5120   Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:16 am

Oop sory mate. i thought the mountings were all same.
Thanks for the knowledge Like a Star @ heaven
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PostSubject: Re: question about my gretsch 5120   Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:36 am

TVJ pups are in my 5129's future as well.

Get all the info directly from Mr. Jones here

Yours in search of the tone,

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