|The entirely brand new and totally desirable "Retrotron" series from GFS. Yes- all of the thunderous buzz at HarmonyCentral and on all the boards is TRUE!
goal here was to recreate the cool vintage sounds. Not just the same
boring PAF stuff that everyone's doing- after all- how many times can a
grown man play "Stormy Monday"??
So the Retrotron Nashville
and Liverpools have been tearing up the pickup market-The forums are
buzzing, rock stars are calling, and our site is selling 'em by the
boatload. Nailing the old Filtertron sound was cool, but I LOVE classic
Beatle-y Rickenbacker jangle. We used to have a pickup called the
"Memphis", it was a neat little mini humbucker with Alnico II magnets-
people loved em, but they cost too much to make, defying the GFS credo-
"Great tone, dirt cheap".
Finally we found a new source for the
exact same Alnico II magnet stock, so we got to work with the Formvar
wire and wound up a set of protos- only this time we went full
humbucker sized- WOW what a tone. Full, rich and balanced, with a
beautiful shimmer and jangle on the high end.
Try 'em on a Les
Paul, love 'em on a tele, super on an archtop- you can't go wrong. If
your band covered Creed and Korn, look elsewhere, but for Petty, Sheryl
Crowe, Harrison stuff- this is IT!
Listen to the sample below! Retrotron Memphis Classic vintage warmth with a crisp, clear high end
MP3: Bridge Pickup
MP3: Neck Pickup