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Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by A.B.Negative, Jun 19, 2009.
Ah, you've been reading my dreams... That's gorgeous!
Not an owner yet, but really liked playing a 5622 into a vox the other night. Maybe someday.
I just scored this G5420t on Reverb at a great price. It can now keep my other Gretsch company
Hey Everyone! Having just gotten a G5420T as you can see in the above post, what amps are everyone using? Thanks.
Not sure if I’ve posted here yet. Here are my two beauties:
My Fenders: a Two-Tone or a HRD, depending on whether or not I need the loop.
l almost forgot, I have a Gretsch too. It's 6120 DSW. It has a lovely sound and the wammy bar stays in tune too!
New Falcon Day!
Brand-new Electromatic in the house!
Not an owner yet, but pre-ordered this beauty:
(Is it wrong of me to be already thinking about swapping the pickups?)
I'm all of sudden craving a Gretsch 6119. (I can't bring myself to the Seltzer Hot Rod models and too many people play the stock 6120)
Not wrong but wait & play. We've all been down that path & I have appreciated getting away from that impulse.
Great looking guitar.
Thanks! Good advice, it may sound exactly like I hope, or even better. I just the the Broad'tron being a normal humbucker started me thinking about TV Jones replacements.
I'm pretty sure I posted my 6120-1960 already but don't remember if I've posted these or not. I also have a "cats eye" sound hole historic model I'm modding on now.
Here's my Pro-Jet and Committee.
Here's my pair, including the new to me Jet.
2012 6120 '59 LTV 'Chet'. Modded with T-Armonds, and softer Bigsby spring.
2013 MIJ Duo Jet. I'm dumping the Melita bridge in favor of a Compton chambered aluminum. And gotta get that softer spring for this one, too.
I totally agree with your comments... Get all your amplifiers out first and explore the sounds you can get before you decide to " upgrade"... In many cases it does not turn out to be " better".. just different and not always in a good way either. SO my solution? Simple.. rather than replacing the pick-ups... buy another guitar that has those particular pups factory installed. WIN WIN....
I did put TV Jones pickups in my 6120 and it was worth the upgrade. The stock Alnico HS Filter'trons were good, I actually ended up putting them in my Pro-Jet replacing the blacktops. The TVs make my 6120 sound like the real late 50's - early 60's Gretschs I've played. I'd love to own a original but the price is out of my range for a 59-60 6120.
I love enjoy swapping pickups and tinkering on my guitars though. The guitar Ftbtx has ordered looks like a great platform for modding anyway, personally I'd go with either a TV Jones classic plus or a Gibby style mini humbucker in the bridge. I love either with a neck p90, a bucker sized p90 in the bridge would be pretty cool too.
Just elaborating on my previous comment... I really think the new(er) Electromatics are really great platforms for mods. I like having a less expensive guitar to carry around so if it gets a little beat up or stolen it's not at least not a huge loss. I've been wanting a Streamliner with the smaller, double cutaway body to make a gigging guitar out of. Throw a B7 Bigsby and a pair of good Filter'trons, set it up to play like I want and I think it'd make a great comfortable players instrument.
This is a bad pic but I think one of these would make a great stage guitar.
My new baby’s been in the house 2 weeks now. Still discovering new things to love. I tried it because a second hand gretsch 5622 (3 pick-up cat’s eye) available locally triggered gretsch curiousity but this one spoke to me. Liked black better than the originally desired green.
G5422T. (Picture’s in the guitar store.)
In addition to my two Electros, I’d love to place an order for a CS 5622T triple-pickup style with a Classic Plus at the bridge, Dyna in the middle, and P90 at the neck.
I think that could be fun...