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Filtrons for slide? Really, what is a filtron?
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Travst



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

power chord hack wrote:
Yeah - F'Trons are not the same size as a PAF.


And here's the quandry... just to check them out, I'd have to re-route a guitar or build one... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Travst wrote:
power chord hack wrote:
Yeah - F'Trons are not the same size as a PAF.


And here's the quandry... just to check them out, I'd have to re-route a guitar or build one... Rolling Eyes

You could get some TV Trons (TVJones 'bucker mount Filtertrons).

http://www.tvjones.com/pickups/tvclassic_humbucker_frame.html



Here are the dimensions of a standard Filtertron.

http://www.tvjones.com/tech_specs/techspecs_dim_standard_frame.html
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

marksound wrote:
Travst wrote:
power chord hack wrote:
Yeah - F'Trons are not the same size as a PAF.


And here's the quandry... just to check them out, I'd have to re-route a guitar or build one... Rolling Eyes

You could get some TV Trons (TVJones 'bucker mount Filtertrons).

http://www.tvjones.com/pickups/tvclassic_humbucker_frame.html



True, I could. I KNOW they sound great. I just wonder how my $40 a pair ones sound. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Send them to me and I'll give em a test run. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

marksound wrote:
Send them to me and I'll give em a test run. Laughing


I'll keep your offer in mind. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Travst wrote:
power chord hack wrote:
Yeah - F'Trons are not the same size as a PAF.


And here's the quandry... just to check them out, I'd have to re-route a guitar or build one... Rolling Eyes

While it won't sound exactly the same this will give you an idea of what you have there...
Pop the pup's in your guitar and make a couple of rectangular open end mounts out of 1/4" stock. Make the rectangle wide enough to fit the fauxtertron inside and mount the pup's upside down by first screwing the mounts into a couple of the guitar's pickup ring holes.
It will work well enough and won't modify the guitar in any way.
p.s. put a couple of layers of blue masking tape or a layer of felt on the bottom of the mount. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got my clones fitted in the guitar I mentioned. Since they were only slightly longer than buckers, I undercut each pickup route on the end so that I could work them in there without cutting into the top. I was extremely surprised, and ended up wondering if they were built like Filtertrons after all. They are very aggressive, with a warm, smooth overdrive. I like them a lot-but they aren't "Gretschy" as I had planned.




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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those look a lot more like the Seth Lover Wide Range pickup that Fender used in the Tele Deluxe and the Starcaster's rather than a Filtertron.
The Wide Range is an "aggressive" pickup, and the originals are really great sounding to play with in a lot of guitars.

What axe is that John?
It's beautiful!

Thanks,
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

headstack wrote:
Those look a lot more like the Seth Lover Wide Range pickup that Fender used in the Tele Deluxe and the Starcaster's rather than a Filtertron.
The Wide Range is an "aggressive" pickup, and the originals are really great sounding to play with in a lot of guitars.

What axe is that John?
It's beautiful!

Thanks,
John


That's a body I got from Ralph that I painted. I put a cheap Strat neck on it, but I plan to build another for it soon. I had a set of Tom Shorts' buckers in it, but put them in my SG.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent...
She came out lookin' HOT if I do say so myself! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!

And thanks for the info on the pups. You many be correct, because I doubt they are Filtertron copies as advertised.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They look similar to these Wide Range copies:
http://store.guitarfetish.com/Vintage-Split-Humbucker-Classic-Fender-Style_c_175.html
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kojdogg wrote:
They look similar to these Wide Range copies:
http://store.guitarfetish.com/Vintage-Split-Humbucker-Classic-Fender-Style_c_175.html


That could be... I bought them from Tricked Out Guitar, but they don't carry the exact model now. As I recall, Rawl also bought a set. It's a new tone for me, and I like it.
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