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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascension View Post
    If you listen those tones are pretty unique. Kind of fills the space between a traditional PAF and a single coil. Now if you have a Gretch with regular Filtertrons might want to look hard at the regular Psyclones as these are slightly larger than a normal Duncan Humbucker. I would have to rout my AE 185 Carvin for example to fit these per the dimensions as I checked it.
    I see what you mean. The originals are longer, (2.844" vs 2.77"), but narrower, (1.4" vs 1.5"). I'll need to verify what fits my Gretsch.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    I don't think the new ones sound much like a PAF to me. They sound Gretschy to me, at least as close as you can get in a humbucker size.
    That's good to know. Decisions, decisions! On a side note, are TV Jones and Filter'Tron, more or less the same thing?

    Edit: Oops. Those were inches. Not millimeters.
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    My Psyclone neck was a tight fit in a standard Filtertron route in my Telecaster pickguard, but it did fit.

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    Sweet. But how did you actually mount that? Did you convert to direct mount? Block of wood, or something?

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    It's mounted direct into the body, but it does come with a mounting bar if you need to fix it to the pickguard. I routed the body (poorly ) myself, and used a bit of foam underneath it, and used the screws that came with it.


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    Don't know if the full-sized version will come with that though.


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    That's no prob. I just double checked the Gretsch and it's definitely full-sized HB'er size. So, if I decide to go this route, I'll get the new HB'er sized units.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtieToo View Post
    That's no prob. I just double checked the Gretsch and it's definitely full-sized HB'er size. So, if I decide to go this route, I'll get the new HB'er sized units.
    8k is absolutly not typical vintage filtertron dcr.
    it will be between a PAF and a Filtertron, but i fear your're not getting all the classic filtertron vibe.

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    I wish there was a definitive YT vid, or somesuch. New Psyclones will double the cost of this guitar. I don't mind, but this thing sounds good just as it stands. I don't want to "upgrade" unless there's a profound improvement.

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    Yeah, there just aren't a ton of them in the wild yet, much less people who have come on here with their experiences yet. As time goes on, we will get those people in here, and if you dive in, we can add that experience, too.
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    Maybe I should get some, and post my own video.

    Just pulled the trigger. [email protected] (After they get here.)
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    Wheehoo! Due for delivery tomorrow. I may have to make my 1st YT vid.

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    Default Re: Psyclone Humbucker

    Got my Psyclones. Do you suppose the guy who did the artwork is the same who did Thomas Dolby's "Aliens Ate My Buick" ?

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    I hadn't seen that artwork. It is really cool! Now I want a poster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtieToo View Post
    Got my Psyclones. Do you suppose the guy who did the artwork is the same who did Thomas Dolby's "Aliens Ate My Buick" ?

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    Dude, that artwork is GREAT! Now I have to buy one!

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    That's actually the back of the box. This is the front:

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    Yeah! I dig it! Install those things already!
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    I will. The thing is, the Gretsch uses a 3-point pup mount, and I want to retain that. So I need to fabricate some brackets. All while were having the outside of the house revamped and repainted. Plus, customers guitars to do. I'll have her by the weekend for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToneFiddler View Post
    8k is absolutly not typical vintage filtertron dcr.
    it will be between a PAF and a Filtertron, but i fear your're not getting all the classic filtertron vibe.
    There's a guy on Reverb, that makes custom humbucker sized filtetrons custom for <$90 with accurate DCR. I have one in my epi les paul.

    Look for PAF-Sized Filter'Tron (Individual Humbucker) - (Gold/Chrome/Nickel) - ZR Guitar Pickups

    Cool guy, custom wound an in-between DCR for middle position for me and was great with responding. Only grievance I could think of is peeking inside the cover there's a lot of wax in there that doesn't look super clean, but sounds great.

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