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  • GFS Brighton Rock pickups...anyone have?

    I've seen nothing on these. Can't find youtubes or anything. Who's tried em?

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    I feel terrible because I don't remember his login, but one of our forumites who lives just down I-95 from me in Stafford built a guitar using Brighton Rocks and says they're delightful.
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    • #3
      funny thing about queen tones is they never strike me as being very "single coily" but I suppose they technically are.
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      • #4
        A friend of mine just ordered up a set of those 'Brighton Rocks' pickups that I'll probably be installing them for him. I'm definitely looking forward to hearing them.

        On a related note, I dropped in a set of the Surf 90's in his Strat yesterday... I dig 'em



        Just for kicks, I compared them to the DeArmond's in my '64 Silvertone:



        the GFS pickups have a very similar vibe as the DeArmond's, but sound fuller & have more bottom end... kind of a 'sparkly' P90 sound.

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        • #5
          I have Surf 90s in a Xaviere XV-650 and they sound wonderful. I really want to try them with flatwounds.
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          • #6
            I feel terrible because I don't remember his login, but one of our forumites who lives just down I-95 from me in Stafford built a guitar using Brighton Rocks and says they're delightful.


            that would be Kyle - forum member Guitarzan1143. I haven't seen much of him since the changeover though...
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            • #7
              I plan on putting a surf 90 (or maybe mean 90 or tele lipstick) into my toronado's neck. And a classic II in the bridge
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              • #8
                I was curious about these as I just ordered a couple of the GFS Brian May wiring kits. There doesn't seem to be anything too unique about their construction or the materials used in it. I grabbed one of those Rose Pickups Handwound Hermosa prototype sets that Ken Rose sold here a while back for and put them into a typical strat setup and they sound great. There are some similarities between the Rose pickups and the Brightons. Both are Alnico V, have the same spec output for all three ~7k for the Hermosa protos vs. 6.5k for the "vintage correct" Brighton set, have a non RW/RP middle, and use 42 gauge wire. I'm going to put the Hermosas into the BM setup and see how they sound.
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                • #9
                  It looks like a fatbody tele neck pickup with a strat-sized surround.
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                  • #10
                    funny thing about queen tones is they never strike me as being very "single coily" but I suppose they technically are.


                    That's because he's using the bridge and middle in series about 95% of the time.

                    I love the Trisonics and if they are anything close to them I'd say go for it. To my ears it's a cross between a regular single coil and a P90.

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                    • #11
                      Bump for moar info.

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                      • #12
                        A friend of mine just ordered up a set of those 'Brighton Rocks' pickups that I'll probably be installing them for him. I'm definitely looking forward to hearing them.

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                        Please post a full report when you've installed them - I love the idea of trisonics in a strat without having to rout

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                          • #14
                            There also a guy who has them installed to the neck and middle of a Tele type guitar
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                            • #15
                              Please post a full report when you've installed them - I love the idea of trisonics in a strat without having to rout


                              Oops.... just realized that I never responded to this thread after installing those pickups

                              Well, I put them in my friends Strat and they sound.... like single-coils. Perhaps a tad beefier, though I wired it up with the 'Brian May' switching (on/off & phase switch for each pup) and it yields some interesting sounds, some awesome and some

                              I actually have the guitar back in my possession at the moment b/c he was complaining about some strange hum when he flips any of the phase switches and then touches them (I forgot to ground their casings ). I will be working on it again this weekend & might be able to put together a few clips for you guys.

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