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I recently got one of these. They're called Surf 90s, but they're actually supposed to sound like Dynasonics, which have more to do with rockabilly. I expect when they release their Jazzmaster pickup clones, they'll call them Billy 90s. Very Happy

Here's a quick demo, first neck, then bridge. These were recorded separately, because I only have one Surf 90. I reinstalled it in the bridge after trying it in the neck first

http://soundclick.com/share?songid=8928320

And a more reverby version of the bridge position:

http://soundclick.com/share?songid=8928398

I'm using this guitar, with TI flats. The lipstick pickups aren't featured in these clips.

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http://www.reverbnation.com/thedeadranchhands

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZEW74mHjQk

I love that guitar....

I wanna play just like him when i grow up...

Icetech
I love that guitar....

I do as well. Very cool axe! Cool

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GFS are really the way to go, there is no need to pay for overpriced pickups, I have some Texas Greybottoms in my strat and I have never been happier with an instrument in my life.

That is a very nice Tele btw.

http://reverbnation.com/Bodysnatchers
http://facebook.com/TheBodysnatchers
http://myspace.com/TheBodysnatchers1

The sound clips sound great. I'm impressed. The tone is very "Gretsch-like".

Thanks, I'm liking it too. I ordered a second one so I'll have a matched set.

http://www.reverbnation.com/thedeadranchhands

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZEW74mHjQk

Where you guys ordering these from?

I wanna play just like him when i grow up...

Icetech
Where you guys ordering these from?

http://store.guitarfetish.com/vintagestyle.html

http://www.reverbnation.com/thedeadranchhands

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZEW74mHjQk

ah thanks uma, My strat has Hb's in it right now, and i dont like it much.. gonna order a pair of these:)

I wanna play just like him when i grow up...

Icetech
ah thanks uma, My strat has Hb's in it right now, and i dont like it much.. gonna order a pair of these:)

I think you'll like 'em Cool

http://www.reverbnation.com/thedeadranchhands

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZEW74mHjQk

What model bigsby do you have there? great sounding pickups!

ratfink5
What model bigsby do you have there? great sounding pickups!

B5, with the Chet Atkins handle put in place of the regular one.

http://www.reverbnation.com/thedeadranchhands

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZEW74mHjQk

I just received a bridge/neck set of the GFS Surf 90's for my recent production Jagmaster once installed I'll let you guys know what I think (I'm incapable of uploading audio files, don't have the equipment).

After finding the "Duncan Designed" humbuckers in the Jagmaster "muddy" (suprisngly not so with my Squier Tele Custom) I sampled the Surf 90's at the GFS website and think they suit my needs perfectly.

Black, im thinking of ordering a pair for my strat.. lemme know what you think of yours...

I wanna play just like him when i grow up...

I got a gift certificate for GFS for Father's Day, so I bought another pair for my Jazzmaster copy. White, this time.

http://www.reverbnation.com/thedeadranchhands

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZEW74mHjQk

and I just put a pair in my homebuilt. Now that I've had a day or 3 with them, I like 'em alot. I think they have a punchy, Fenderish sound...
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Sweet!

For Father's day I got a GFS gift certificate, and I got a pair of white surf 90s with it to go on my J&D Junglemaster

http://www.reverbnation.com/thedeadranchhands

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZEW74mHjQk

tiki101
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Nice homebuilt! Looks awesome.
Is that a Mustang or tune-o-matic bridge your using?

its a roller tom from wilkinson. I think gfs has them, i found it locally.
I like it, spaced import (2") though. works perfectly with the mim trem i had.

forgot to mention, the entire build was to use the cool trem i bought from umafloresta.
any excuse...

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