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I have the Premium Texas strat set in my strat. It's ok, a big upgrade from the stock ceramic crap (this is a 96ish MIM) but not at all amazing either. If you can't get some real nice pickups, they are a good option.

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I've got a mixed set of humbuckers in my SG and love them. I loaded a strat with the same Texas Special knockoffs as the post above shortly before I sold it. They were pretty good.... didn't blow my mind, but certainly sounded better than stock and differed from the Vintage Noiseless pups I'd tried too.

 

IMO, GFS is quality stuff. In fact, I don't think I've heard anything bad about them.

 

My SG is loaded with a Vintage Split (neck) and a Retrotron Liverpool (neck). I had a Crunchy PAT in the neck for awhile, but it was a little hotter than I wanted. All good pups.... and at a fraction of the price.

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there is nothing to discuss. GFS offers nice pickups for the best dollar. I often see people recommend $200 pickups and think it's worth it. Maybe you can buy your tone, who knows. No one ever done a side by side test. All i know is GFS pickups are great, and for the money, a no brainer. I installed one on my tele a while back and people at TGP thought it was a fralin or some other $200 pickup. I told them it was from GFS and no one said anything after that. :freak:

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there is nothing to discuss. GFS offers nice pickups for the best dollar. I often see people recommend $200 pickups and think it's worth it. Maybe you can buy your tone, who knows. No one ever done a side by side test. All i know is GFS pickups are great, and for the money, a no brainer. I installed one on my tele a while back and people at TGP thought it was a fralin or some other $200 pickup. I told them it was from GFS and no one said anything after that.
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I bought some of the Retrotron Nashvilles and was unimpressed. They sounded substantially worse than the DeArmond pickups I was replacing. Now I worship at the alter of Bare Knuckle. Pricey but they sound {censored}ing brilliant.

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I bought some of the Retrotron Nashvilles and was unimpressed. They sounded substantially worse than the DeArmond pickups I was replacing. Now I worship at the alter of Bare Knuckle. Pricey but they sound {censored}ing brilliant.

 

 

I'm not saying all their pickups are going to be awesome. It's a hit and miss i think. Can't expect everything to be the top. they are cheap after all, and for the price, these are some of the best buy. They are easily better than the noisy stock pickups on made in mexican teles/strats etc. I haven't tried the dearmond, but i can tell you that i like the gfs better than the bill lawrence pickups that i bought from him and definitely better than the noisy stock pickups.

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I bought some of the Retrotron Nashvilles and was unimpressed. They sounded substantially worse than the DeArmond pickups I was replacing. Now I worship at the alter of Bare Knuckle. Pricey but they sound {censored}ing brilliant.



This chick wears them as jewellery!

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I bought some of the Retrotron Nashvilles and was unimpressed. They sounded substantially worse than the DeArmond pickups I was replacing. Now I worship at the alter of Bare Knuckle. Pricey but they sound {censored}ing brilliant.

 

 

the only ones i've heard mixed opinions on are the toaster style repros, the verdict on the rest of the range seems consistently favourable...

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Great; enter Andy, to {censored} on it all for me.....


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Shut it, skinny trouser boy :cool:


I have the standard Nashville pickups, the ones advertised as having the 'kerrangy' high end. Well, I stuck them into the guitar and played them through a Laney LC15R going into a 2x12" cab loaded with ceramic Jensens. The Bright switch was ON on the amp.

Where's the kerrangy high end? It just wasn't there. The DeArmond Goldtone 'buckers originally on the guitar were better. The single coil DeArmonds on my DeArmond T-400 at the time sounded better. They just dispapointed me.

That was back in 2005. Having tried a lot of Korean guitars since then of various pickup types, I do think pickup quality has improved considerably from that part of the world. All the cheap guitars seem to have better pickups on them now than comparable guitars five years earlier. The Squier Tele Custom I part-exchanged recently had some great P-90s and I'm enjoying the P-90s on my Casino.

Bear in mind that my idea of a bright pickup is really bright. Something like those DeArmond, a real Cliff Gallup sound. I do like my treble high. And yes, I am a pickup whore.

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