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Joe Potts
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Jun 2nd, 2019 07:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

This guitar has caught my eye, but I wonder about the pickups. They’re described as a humbucking version of the single coil HiLo-Trons - whatever that means!

Anyone have any experience with these pickups or this model in general?

G5622t

(This message was last edited by Joe Potts at 09:30 PM, Jun 2nd, 2019)

Taildragger
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an acquired taste some may never acquire
Jun 2nd, 2019 08:48 PM   Edit   Profile  

Haven't heard one, but I like:

•MIK, not MIC

•Thumbnail position markers, not tombstones or big rectangles

•No upholstery on back of body

Before I stopped plying guitar & started playing bass exclusively, I almost bought a Tennessee Rose (single-cut, painted Faux F-holes) with Hi-Lo Trons cause I like the way those sound.

Sorry, that's all I got.



Te 52

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Jun 2nd, 2019 10:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

There's one pretty good video (link) of the Super Hi-Lo Trons on a 2420 on YouTube. To me they still sound very Gretschy, very clear and musical, maybe a bit on the thin side.

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(This message was last edited by Te 52 at 12:05 AM, Jun 3rd, 2019)

Bubbalou
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THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
Jun 3rd, 2019 06:00 AM   Edit   Profile  

"I almost bought a Tennessee Rose (single-cut, painted Faux F-holes) with Hi-Lo Trons cause I like the way those sound. "

Wow, that is different than the Tennessee Rose I had. It had real F holes and Filtertrons

Taildragger
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an acquired taste some may never acquire
Jun 3rd, 2019 08:44 AM   Edit   Profile  

Yeah, they made those too, but I was looking at...

...one of these:

jefe46
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State of Jefferson

Jun 3rd, 2019 03:46 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yes,
I played one at a local shop last week.

Looks great, flawless workmanship, excellent playability, very cool tone (s).
Made in Korea, not China.. a real plus with me.

Were it not for the goofy, iconic controls, I'd own one. Might still..

Both thumbs up.


EDIT to add:

Were I to buy one I would replace the white pick guard with a silver one.

(This message was last edited by jefe46 at 08:45 PM, Jun 3rd, 2019)

jhawkr
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It's all gravy from here on...
Jun 4th, 2019 04:54 AM   Edit   Profile  

Sounds of Gretschy Goodness to me. I have an orange one. Flawless build. It ain't your father's Korean guitar!

External link

budg
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ohio

Home of the Goodyear blimp
Jun 4th, 2019 07:51 AM   Edit   Profile  

The MIK Gretsches are very good indeed. love my 5420 . Can’t find a flaw anywhere. Wouldn’t hesitate buying another one.

Downtown Jones

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Jun 15th, 2019 08:30 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have this model with the Super Hilo Tron pickups.I love 'em and won't be changing these out.

They aren't quite as powerful as the Broad Trons in other Electromatic models.

The Gretsch guitars manufacturer's site has a page describing the differences in current Hilo Tron models better than I can.It's under the "support" page on the "specs explained" page.

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