Someone sell me on GFS pickups - Jemsite
Pickups & wiring Discussion about pickup types, replacements, recomendations, switching, wiring diagrams and sustainer systems for ANY guitar, JEMs included.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-12-2008, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
Moderator
 
elcid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: chicago
Posts: 9,592
Someone sell me on GFS pickups

I bought a JB Jr for my strat, but I'm already thinking about taking it out and putting in all single coils, because I dont have any other good Strats. This thing plays awesome though, so I kind of want to keep the Jb jr in there so I can use the guitar more. Not that that has anything to do with my problem. If I pull out the Jb Jr and put in all new singles, how are the GFS single coils. I like the price, but I dont trust going with off brands and not knowing what Im getting. Im looking at the premium texas pickups.
elcid is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-13-2008, 08:09 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: NYC
Posts: 296
Re: Someone sell me on GFS pickups

I haven't used the GFS single coils, only the GFS 'Lil Killer 6K, and a few of their humbuckers. It'd be best to contact Jay over at GFS about the Premium Texas'. He's good at recommending which set would suit your needs.
Angelo Guitars is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-13-2008, 11:18 PM
 
JayRobIBZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Palmer, Alaska
Posts: 534
Reviews: 3
Re: Someone sell me on GFS pickups

Cid, I cant recommend GFS enough. They are impecible, especially for the price. Ive said it before but the only two guitar related items I have run across that actually live up to thier advertisments are GFS Pickups and the "surfpicks" off of evilbay.

I put a set of '64 Texas grey bottoms in my Highway 1 strat and the thing just SANG after the swap. On a side note, I put a Callaham trem in it and now it is to die for.

Jay
JayRobIBZ is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-13-2008, 11:44 PM
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: NB Canada
Posts: 3,467
Re: Someone sell me on GFS pickups

Just look all over the net for rave reviews. There's way too many good reviews for it to be a fluke or just some uninformed users.
A friend of mine has the texas specials in his project strat and they sound really nice. It makes you wonder about the price of some boutique pickups. I mean pickups are not rocket science.
Rotti is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-14-2008, 12:24 AM
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 2,049
Re: Someone sell me on GFS pickups

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rotti View Post
...... I mean pickups are not rocket science.
Oh yes they are .........
David McCarroll is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-14-2008, 01:24 PM
Moderator
 
jim777's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Blackwood, NJ
Posts: 9,689
Re: Someone sell me on GFS pickups

I have GFS singles in one of my strats, and Carvin AP-11s in the other. I personally prefer the Carvins, as they have more mids while still getting a nice strat twang, but GFS pickups seem uniformly good to me. I've had their Nashville humbuckers before, and those were cool for a Brian Setzer type sound.
jim777 is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-14-2008, 06:19 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: F#cken Ohio........
Posts: 50
Re: Someone sell me on GFS pickups

...after buying a pair,i think the only "name" pickup I'd buy is an Evolution.At least untill GFS comes out with their version.............
Superlead777 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2 mini reviews. Custom 7-string boutique pickups: Lollar & Vintage Vibe Jim Soloway All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 0 01-03-2006 06:21 PM
ibanez guitars with direct mount pickups shaddoe Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 7 10-13-2003 11:34 PM
Opinions on Tom Anderson pickups? - Whaddaya think? darren wilson Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic 1 02-07-2001 05:19 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome