Decent is exactly the word I'd use to describe the G-buckers. A 2.00 GPA is decent, too.Now, now, now..... Come everyone....
"Gretsch buckers" sound decent as long as you use some serious EQ - either in a pedal, or in an amp.
I installed a bridge Gretschbucker in a thin Affinity Stratocaster body in the bridge position and it really sounded good in there. I think it's just the wrong pickup to install in a big, woody guitar. It's a good pickup if you need to fatten up a thinner sounding guitar. I don't usually hear of people changing them out on the Jet Clubs.
The Streamliner Broadtron pickup looks a lot like a Gretschbucker. I'm guessing if they are not exactly the same they are pretty close to the same.
ExactlyI feel there are three consensuses here.
1. Gretschbuckers don’t sound typically Gretschy.
2. Gretschbuckers do sound respectable in the right guitar once one removes the frame of Gretschyness
3. The enjoyment or otherwise of a pickup is a derivative of a) the listener’s ear and b) the abilities of the strummer.
And perhaps somehow we’ve all thus asked more questions than we’ve answered…. And yet buying another Gretsch is the answer to those.