At that price you can wait for others to buy and post sound samples in forums like the gear page. I don't have any guesses as to who made them, but in the end it's just a pickup and brand doesn't really matter if you like how it sounds. i bought a telecaster pick up from them, and over wound one as well. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Incoming wall of text. © 1995-2019 Harmony Central, Inc. All rights reserved. While it can get some decent strat tones, it just sounds cheap compared to the Seymour Duncan 59/JB set I have in my Les paul. I can gauruntee you 70% or more. It's not the only manufacturer they use though. ive heard a bunch of their humbuckers on some of my friedns guitars, they also sound pretty damn good. GFS Soapbar 180 Vintage Wound Bridge. Gotcha. Joined: Jan 19, 2008 Messages: 8 Likes Received: 1 Location: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Hey, im wondering if anyone knows if these pickups are US made. Telecaster guitar pickup. Here's a thread titled "GFS = G&B", I trust that your right about them being ceramic. That usually means ceramic. Welcome to r/guitar, a community devoted to the exchange of guitar related information and entertainment. I have a Dream 180 that is ok, lots of character that for sure but it has to be in the right guitar. I put them in a 12-string slide guitar I made (basically a walnut plank with a strip of wood near each end for the bridge and nut and 12 zither pins as tuners -- about $50 is parts/strings/wood etc...). I have a set of those waiting to go in a scratch-built JV style Strat when i get all the bits together.... all for about half the best price i could find on any of the branded sets (about a third of the price of most of the fenders...). This is a forum where guitarists, from novice to experienced, can explore the world of guitar through a variety of media and discussion.   Your previous content has been restored. If they don't have the trademarked name stamped on them, it might well be fraud to pass them off as Name Brand™ pickups, even if they did come out the same factory. we go from pickups to balls sucking asians... You can post now and register later. Some area I like. I know they are good, the reviews on HC and elswhere attest to that. I've heard some positive things about GFS. You know who are big guitar manufacturers? Devil's advocate, they may be contractually obliged not to say. Pickups this hot and cheap often are. I bought a pair of the 'Vintage Alnico's' with the reverse wound middle and they sound just as good as the ones on my '87 American Standard. Anyone have experience or opinions? The guys that make those cheap-o China buckers. These are described as "four wire with ground" yet they are not.   Pasted as rich text. The strip easy and the heads break off at the slightest provocation. Discussion in 'Pickups' started by johnsg, Jan 21, 2008. johnsg New Member. Display as a link instead, × GFS Guitar Pickups user reviews. © 1995-2019 Harmony Central, Inc. All rights reserved. GFS pickups. Apparently they're from a "BIG guitar manufacturer" but for all we know they could be cheap-o China buckers. I did some more research on GFS pickups and came across a brand that struck me across the face. × They're not some hidden awesome pickup. That was very ignorant and obvisouly you have no clue how much of the stuff in your house is made in asia. Press J to jump to the feed. Might be Artec, not sure on validity or spelling, Probably G&B pickups in Korea. Bought a pair to put in a BYO LP body with push pull pots to play with the Jimmy Page wiring. All i was wondering is wether or not they were made here or overseas due to the price vs. quality ratio. Not all cheap pickups are bad. I'm looking at getting some GFS pickups for my secondary guitar, which is a squier affinity strat 05'. They are designed here and jobbed out,mostly Korea,I believe. tl;dr - you're right on the money. Hey, im wondering if anyone knows if these pickups are US made. Matter of fact, I originally put them on my '87 just to try them out and I could not hear a difference, at any volume level, at all. The worst problem I've had with the clearance pickups is their screws are terrible. The DC measurements on them are neither typical PAF, most likely wound with thinner wire...not a problem but if these are thin wire and symmetrical wire you can expect some mud. anything made in Asia sucks balls!!!! Do you see where they don't mention the type of magnet? New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. sultan417, April 15, 2006 in Electric Guitars. Thanks for visiting. Powered by Invision Community. GFS review / Pickups / Unbiased reviews of guitar equipment, CD and DVD music at Ultimate-Guitar.Com P90 guitar pickup (2 user reviews) GFS Bigmouth Neck. Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible. Clear editor. I never knew that they'd use different gauges of wire. Let's face it - these are very unlikely to be Seymour Duncans or DiMarzios. That you do get what you pay for. it sounds great. GFS has been shown to use artec in the past. :mad: Might as well toss out your computer then, as about 99% of the components are likely made in Taiwan, China or Japan. For what it's worth, if it was from a quality manufacturer, then I don't think that they'd be hiding the name. Cookies help us deliver our Services. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Other than that, they seem okay, and they're cheap enough that it makes sense to have an extra set lying around in case you wake up in the middle of the night and decide you have to build a Diddley bow right now.


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