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TennRose 6119 '62 HT vs FT pups

Postby (RonLovesRic12strings) » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:32 pm

Which pups do you prefer and why? I have the HiLo Trons and love their clarity. I suspect that the FilterTrons provide more punch and output. Comments on which pups you prefer would be appreciated.
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Re: TennRose 6119 '62 HT vs FT pups

Postby (admin) » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:36 pm

I prefer the Hilotrons in the 6119-1962.
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Re: TennRose 6119 '62 HT vs FT pups

Postby (sloop_john_b) » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:22 pm

Filtertrons & Dynas for me. Not such a fan of the Hilotrons personally.
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Re: TennRose 6119 '62 HT vs FT pups

Postby (admin) » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:27 pm

I like the Hilotrons for the "Help period" recordings. Nothing else gets this close in my view. BTW, dynas do rock.
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Re: TennRose 6119 '62 HT vs FT pups

Postby (sloop_john_b) » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:34 pm

admin wrote:I like the Hilotrons for the "Help period" recordings. Nothing else gets this close in my view.


Absolutely, no question. I just don't really like 'em for anything else. :lol:
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Re: TennRose 6119 '62 HT vs FT pups

Postby (sloop_john_b) » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:19 pm

That being said, I am fascinated by this:

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Re: TennRose 6119 '62 HT vs FT pups

Postby (JakeK) » Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:30 pm

admin wrote:I like the Hilotrons for the "Help period" recordings. Nothing else gets this close in my view. BTW, dynas do rock.


Same for me. Hi-Los sound good with a little grit, but too much drive makes them sound thin and shrieky. What are the best pickups for heavy drive?
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Re: TennRose 6119 '62 HT vs FT pups

Postby (sloop_john_b) » Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:41 pm

Filtertrons, but GOOD Dynas (like the Seymour Duncan ones) really rock.
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Re: TennRose 6119 '62 HT vs FT pups

Postby (paologregorio) » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:59 am

I like the sweet sound of the low-output Hilotrons, but I like Dynas even better; I've always found the FTs, both original and RI, to be a bit lifeless sounding, though Setzer gets a killer sound out of his. :)
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Re: TennRose 6119 '62 HT vs FT pups

Postby (Medicus1963) » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:18 am

Hilo trons are great and twangy, i prefer them to Filtertrons.
They sound great on my tenny.
The dynas on my GH Duojet are great sounding PU´s too.

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Re: TennRose 6119 '62 HT vs FT pups

Postby (zinzin) » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:40 am

Yep, hi lo 's are perfect for early 60's sound, filtertrons are better for modern crunchy sounds. I made a shootout video here: http://youtu.be/T3PAHT1l8Bk
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