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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:15 pm    Post subject: Check it out! Full size GFS WRHB Reply with quote

Don't know if I'm late to share this or not. Haven't been on the forum really this last week. Anyway, just found out about these. Pretty darn cool. Would make for great vm jazzblaster projects.

http://www.guitarfetish.com/GFS-WideTone-Oversized-Humbucker-Correct-Vintage-Size_c_488.html
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pole pieces look like a normal humbucker under a bigger cover
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

finboy wrote:
Pole pieces look like a normal humbucker under a bigger cover


I think they are just humbuckers made to imitate the sound and do it while looking the part.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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wizard thickness

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

theshadowofseattle wrote:

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HNB seems to.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I meant the humbuckers in wrhb thing.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think or expect that they would be correct period copies of the originals by any means, but they could still be cool and look neat. Also not bad candidates for being rebuilt for people doing projects not wanting their custom guitar to have Fender stamps all over it. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HNB wrote:
I don't think or expect that they would be correct period copies of the originals by any means, but they could still be cool and look neat. Also not bad candidates for being rebuilt for people doing projects not wanting their custom guitar to have Fender stamps all over it. Smile


Yeah. This!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GFS has really good pickus for the money . I had a Squier Tele Deluxe years ago I placed the Retrotron Liverpools in and they sounded awesome .. The pickups looked a little cheesy ( call me a snob) but they sounded awesome . Can't forget their Dream 180s and Mean 90s either .. Good stuff.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rox wrote:
GFS has really good pickus for the money . I had a Squier Tele Deluxe years ago I placed the Retrotron Liverpools in and they sounded awesome .. The pickups looked a little cheesy ( call me a snob) but they sounded awesome . Can't forget their Dream 180s and Mean 90s either .. Good stuff.


YOOOOOO



THOSE COVERS ON THE RETROTRONS LOOK STRAIGHT STUPID
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, they're humbuckers in a bigger case... like Fender's longest-running WRHB.

Wouldn't it be slightly stranger to wander on GFS and read

"So me and a buddy were up to smeltin' one day and got to talking about Fender's old wide-range humbuckers from the '70s... you know that sound... that Keith Richardsy, intro-to-Radioheady, Kula Shakin' common element that other pickups just plain don't have due to their ordinary douche-approved ceramic and alnico magnets. Our new Q-Knife Wideridges are constructed exactly like the originals..."
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rox wrote:
GFS has really good pickus for the money . I had a Squier Tele Deluxe years ago I placed the Retrotron Liverpools in and they sounded awesome .. The pickups looked a little cheesy ( call me a snob) but they sounded awesome . Can't forget their Dream 180s and Mean 90s either .. Good stuff.


I thought the Retrotrons were complete shite. No time for GFS at all.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like Telenator is already dissing these on TPDRI and using it as an excuse to hawk his overpriced shit.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Telenator is a fucking bell end.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ekwatts wrote:
Telenator is a fucking bell end.

Yeah, him and his cunt-ife magnets can get fucked.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

71Smallbox wrote:
ekwatts wrote:
Telenator is a fucking bell end.

Yeah, him and his cunt-ife magnets can get fucked.


I assume he still has a stack of these that he, unsurprisingly, hasn't managed to sell at his over inflated price.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Punkacc9 wrote:
finboy wrote:
Pole pieces look like a normal humbucker under a bigger cover


I think they are just humbuckers made to imitate the sound and do it while looking the part.


a fender wrhb has the same number of pole pieces as a normal humbucker except the pole pieces are magnetised with no bar magnets underneath, which is the fundamental difference. some of the pole pieces are just hidden by the fender cover.

these don't have a bar magnet so it is safe to assume the pole pieces are magnetic, hence it is true to the original design. the main difference will be materials - i.e. no cunife magnets, and these are in fact ceramic or alnico so they will sound a bit different.

if they release a humbucker sized model i'd be keen to try them i guess

telenator still dominates the market for cunife magnet versions at present, and (some) people will pay for them
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's only a matter of time until someone realises the potential and makes cunife magnets on a more mass produced scale. there's this whole mythos i think telenator has created where we're to believe there is only a limited supply that could be made and it's all very mysterious and rare, but really it's just a case of him not having the moolah to do it on a big scale, and also the advantage of being the first person to do it since the wrhbs came back into fashion.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and then before long we'll all have a set of cunife original construction wrhb clones that cost us next to nothing, and we'll all be like "wow these aren't anything special at all and are really middy, and not some golden spot between humbuckers and single coils". and we'll all move on back to what we actually like because the myth will be busted and their holy grail status revoked. and the classifieds will be flooded
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