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Filtrons for slide? Really, what is a filtron?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:27 am    Post subject: Filtrons for slide? Really, what is a filtron? Reply with quote

Since my latest build has a few flaws, I'm going to set it up for slide....which I don't know how to play anyway!

It's set of mini humbuckers. Looking as Artecs on ebay for 9.99 a pop.

I can do a regular or filtrons....

Like the look of the filtrons, but really, don't know what a filtron pup is, or how it will sound.

Like I said, this build is less than perfect, so anything passable will do - will a filtron work at all for slide playing?

For some reason, I think a filtron=bright high end, almost tinny sound?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you're leaving out the "ert".
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

t3l3cast3r wrote:
I think you're leaving out the "ert".


Ah, yes....Flitertron....
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a little discussion...

http://www.tdpri.com/forum/just-pickups/38550-filtertrons.html
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leave it to TGP to reduce it to an argument over patent numbers..... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shattered wrote:
Leave it to TGP to reduce it to an argument over patent numbers..... Rolling Eyes


TGP, TDPRI... velly different.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Travst wrote:
shattered wrote:
Leave it to TGP to reduce it to an argument over patent numbers..... Rolling Eyes


TGP, TDPRI... velly different.

Yeah, one only likes Telecasters. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Filtertron to me sounds like a very clear "PAF" style bucker, almost right between it and a P90.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dougk wrote:
A Filtertron to me sounds like a very clear "PAF" style bucker, almost right between it and a P90.


I haven't had the chance to play through some genuine older Filtertrons, but I have a TV Jones Classic Plus in one of my guitars and it does fit that description. That guitar (US Epi Special) is currently my most played (both for the sound and the feel of it)
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, good for slide? I guess I always associate slide with full bucker sounds, and maybe filtertrons will be a little more toward single coils....

I guess I'll get the regular mini buckers for this one...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Travst wrote:
shattered wrote:
Leave it to TGP to reduce it to an argument over patent numbers..... Rolling Eyes


TGP, TDPRI... velly different.


Yeah, that's what happens when I read and post to forums while I'm on the phone. Looks like I'll be wearing the dumba$$ hat today. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

shattered wrote:
Travst wrote:
shattered wrote:
Leave it to TGP to reduce it to an argument over patent numbers..... Rolling Eyes


TGP, TDPRI... velly different.


Yeah, that's what happens when I read and post to forums while I'm on the phone. Looks like I'll be wearing the dumba$$ hat today. Laughing


Nah... just goofing around.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Filter'Trons are the Gretsch sound*.
Bright, trebely, clangy.

Sound clips: http://www.tvjones.com/pickups/tvclassic.html

Also check Youtube for Chet Atkins, Brian Stzer, et al.





*yeah, I know, Dynas too.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not to derail the train here, but... I purchased a couple of Filtertron clones when the seller claimed they'd fit a humbucker rout. However, they are just a hair wider than buckers. Is this true of all Filtertrons?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah - F'Trons are not the same size as a PAF.
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