NBD SS GRETSCH TORINO GREEN

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by EatS1stBassist, Nov 23, 2022.

  1. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    I've been thinking about buying one of these and putting EMG-MH (minihumbuckers) in as an upgrade; with the active EMGs then I could use tapewounds without any tapewound hum issues (due to the inherent lack of string ground you get with nylon tapewounds!) I know the MH configuration isn't visible on the EMG website but I wrote them last week and they confirmed that it's still possible to order them. I guess the real question is: are the Gretsch pups traditional mini-humbucker size, or a little different?
     
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  2. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    Snag... cool color, too! Congrats, Itsy!
     
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  3. skycruiser

    skycruiser

    Jan 15, 2019
    Thanks, I recall those threads but thought once the issue was made public they would fix the wiring issue. Huge downside for me since I know single coils aren't quiet in my music room.
     
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  4. BAG

    BAG

    May 5, 2014
    New Zealand
    Patrice answered better than I would have.....

    Nope. As far as I am aware the exact same pickups are still on them. If you pull them out you'll most likely find that both of them are stamped "Bridge".
     
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  5. Outbush

    Outbush

    Nov 6, 2016
    Australia
    Beautiful. Congrats!
     
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  6. EatS1stBassist

    EatS1stBassist

    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
    Thanks flatrat!
     
  7. EatS1stBassist

    EatS1stBassist

    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
    I think they sound very good. Like others the pickups are usually the first to be swapped out. I’m keeping these!
     
  8. EatS1stBassist

    EatS1stBassist

    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
    Very quiet!
     
  9. EatS1stBassist

    EatS1stBassist

    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
    Thanks Blue Moose!
     
  10. EatS1stBassist

    EatS1stBassist

    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
    Thanks Outbush!
     
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  11. EatS1stBassist

    EatS1stBassist

    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
    Thanks my friend!:thumbsup:
     
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  12. EatS1stBassist

    EatS1stBassist

    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
    My bass is quiet. I thought they were mini Humbuckers and was shocked to find they were single coil. Maybe Gretsch rewired them?
     
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  13. You are lucky. Mine is noisy so I bought an EHX Hum Debugger specifically for this reason. However, I like the tone!
     
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