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Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by A.B.Negative, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    I contacted Mat to ask. I saw the anodized aluminum bases and bridge frames on his Instagram page. I just asked if he could do black on the aluminum feet, wasn’t a problem.

    A few threads about Embie are talking about slow response times. I hope he’s still up and running. I am glad I have mine, it’s tough sometimes in the boutique bridge world. One can’t get a Compton, dBridge, or Staytrem right now. I’m hoarding what I have.

    Plastic is great, misunderstood as a tone material. I have the loudest acoustic sound on the Streamliner, not ‘plasticy’ at all :)
     
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  2. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Re plastic hardware: some things aren't just about tone. For me anyway.

    I know about StayTrem, which I understand to be a Brexit / economic issue. Love, love those bridges, glad I have mine, but I might need another at some point...

    Wasn't aware of Compton. When I bought mine for the 6128 back in ... September, he responded promptly, and shipped immediately. What's going on, does anyone know?
     
  3. KelvinS1965

    KelvinS1965 Tele-Holic

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    My G5622T came today. Haven't had long with it, but really pleased with how it plays and feels. Only tried it through my Marshall Mini Jubilee so I'm looking forward to playing it through my Fender '64 Custom Deluxe Reverb at the weekend (because sadly I'm away with work for the rest of the week. :( ).

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  4. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Sharp! I still want one of these, even after I got Guild SF-V instead..
     
  5. Aussiedave

    Aussiedave TDPRI Member

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    6B8EEEF5-165D-4AC2-925F-11319963FDD1.jpeg 5C660FF2-D9F4-4CDB-8674-8FA938C21FF4.jpeg Here’s mine. Had it for about two years. AC/DC all day long!
     
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  6. eyerish

    eyerish Tele-Holic

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    Heres a pic of my 5420 without the scratch plate. I like it this way.
    Back in the 70s and 80s we would take them off the hollows semis and pauls.
    I like it. 1550105128094_image.jpg
     
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  7. eyerish

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    oops accidental double...sorry
     
  8. greebo830

    greebo830 Tele-Meister

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    My latest baby

    2019 G2420 Streamliner
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    Since my last post the G5120 & the G5022CWFE Rancher Falcon Jumbo have moved on and a last week I picked up this beauty, compared to my "2016" G2420 she really is a different beast. The F-holes have been enlarged slightly and it has better bracing & pickups although the pickups made way for a set of Duo-Trons & a clear 5420 guard. Played side by side this feels slightly more vintage & classy (even unplugged), my missus say I should add a bigsby but I prefer to think of it as a studio lite version of Duanes classic (Need to get TV Jones T-Armonds for both this and my 5420T)
     
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  9. Ippon

    Ippon Tele-Meister

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    MIJ Gretsch G6122 Country Gentleman

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  10. Sotakoira Musti

    Sotakoira Musti Tele-Meister

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    Nice thread with so many cool guitars! I’m drooling for 6122-22. 59 would do just as nicely too!

    Here’s my 6128T-GH

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    If I had to choose one of my guitars as a desert island guitar, this would probably be it. Perfect in every way, excluding one thing. I’ll make another post about it.
     
  11. Sotakoira Musti

    Sotakoira Musti Tele-Meister

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    First, I’d like to apologize if this had been here before.

    Re my previous post. I’ve had small(ish) problem with floating bridge. I use 11 gauge strings so the tension should keep it in place. Maybe the super polished finish is so slippery, that the bridge won’t stay in place if I play more aggresively. I just did a complete setup last week on the next day had rehearsals After the first song bridge and intonation were all over the place. Bit frustrating.

    I tried to search this forum but didn’t find a thread or a post about this solution. I found from another forum that if you apply a little bit of violin resin to the bottom of the bridge, it should add just enough friction to keep the bridge on it’s supposed position. Just mark with painters tape or similar the proper location of the bridge, apply rosin, string up and you’re done. And the best part is, the rosin want do anything to the bodys finish. Or so the story tells.

    I’m going to try this in a couple of days. I’ll report back what the outcome was.

    Br, Musti

    Edit: Rosin, not resin. My bad, apparently can’t speak/write English even that much.
     
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  12. tweedman2001

    tweedman2001 Tele-Afflicted

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    If you are going to use only one gauge of strings have the bridge pinned. You won't be able to see it and it will solve the problem.

    http://gretschpages.com/forum/general-tech-questions/diy-how-to-pin-a-bridge/10216/page1/
     
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  13. Sotakoira Musti

    Sotakoira Musti Tele-Meister

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    Hi!

    Thanks Tweedman for advice and effort!

    Actually I've been thinking about it with my luthier. I'd rather leave it floating, so I'll be able to change between different gauges. My Ric 325V59 equipped with Sorkin bowtie bridge, that's the one I'd like to pin. 13 gauge flat Pyramids, and nothing else, ever.

    Br, Musti
     
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  14. budglo

    budglo Tele-Meister

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    I recently joined this club with my first Gretsch purchase . I bought this from Sweetwater a month ago and cant seem to put it down. Outstanding quality for a MIK guitar. UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_1466.jpg
     
  15. greebo830

    greebo830 Tele-Meister

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    My Natural Streamliner G2420 fully modded
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    Mods =
    Bone Nut
    HS Filter'Tron Pickups
    "Sound Post" Bridge Support
    Nickel Kluson Round Back Machine Heads
    Licensed Bigsby B60 Vibrato
    Duane Eddy Arm Tremelo Arm
    Hyrel PIO Capacitor
    Treble Bleed Mod
    Chrome G-Arrow Knobs

    My 2018 G2420T-P90
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    Mods =
    "Vintage Spec" Alnico III P-90 Neck Pickup
    Gabojo “MR.2000HB” Dynasonic Bridge Pickup
    "Sound Post" Bridge Support
    Nickel Kluson Round Back Machine Heads
    Custom made Clear Pickguard
    Licensed Bigsby B60 Vibrato
    Duane Eddy Arm Tremelo Arm
    Hyrel PIO Capacitor
    Treble Bleed Mod
    Chrome G-Arrow Knobs

    Finally finished the mods to my 2016 Streamliner G2420T (I Think)
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    Mods =
    Bone Nut
    Western Inlay Decals
    Silver 5420 Pickguard
    Gretsch Hilo'Tron Pickups
    Silver Pickup Bezels
    "Sound Post" Bridge Support
    Nickel Kluson Round Back Machine Heads
    Duane Eddy Arm Tremelo Arm
    Treble Bleed Mod
    Orange Drop Capacitor

    And my latest baby (picked up yesterday) 2010 G5120
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  16. greebo830

    greebo830 Tele-Meister

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    I must of been half asleep when I did the above post - mod list wrong on G2420. It does give me a excuse to post my newly finished G5120 and also pose a question.

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    Bone Nut
    Nickel Kluson Round Back Machine Heads
    3 Ply Tortoiseshell 5420 Style Pickguard
    HS Filter'Tron Pickups (TV Jones Duo'Trons sounded too much like normal humbuckers for my tastes)
    Silver Pickup Bezels
    Nickel Kluson Back Machine Heads
    Electromatic “G” Tailpiece
    Treble Bleed Mod
    Orange Drop .022 Capacitor
    Nickel G-Arrow Speed Knobs

    2010 G5120
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    Bone Nut
    Grover V97c Machine heads
    Silver G5420 Pickguard
    HS Filter'Tron Pickups
    Silver Pickup Bezels
    Bigsby “Duane Eddy” Tremolo Arm
    Treble Bleed Mod
    Spraque Hyrel .022 Capacitor

    And now the general Question = I bought 2 Bigsby B-6CDE's (one went on my G5420 and the other on this) I generaly use the "Duane Eddy" Arm on my bigsby's but the chance came up up geta One piece Vintage Narrow style arm (which is closer to Eddy Cochrans Guitar) I have fitted the B-6 base just can't decide on the arm, which arm would you use on this?

    Gretsch G2420T-p90 (with Bigsby B-60 base-now swapped to B6 with "DE" Arm)
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    Now fitted with B-6 Base (which is staying needless of arm choice) with Vintage Narrow style arm
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  17. tombob

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    I’ve got a 70’s Gretsch Committee. I just wonder if anyone knows about the pickups they used on them. I’ve heard they had Gotoh but these have a laminated, notched blade on one side and adjust screws in the other like the Maxon pickups of the same era. I thought maybe they were both made by the same factory but I’m not sure. The pickups are only about 7k which I actually like but I just wondered if anyone knew much about these humbuckers Gretsch used in the 70’s.
     
  18. Muinarc

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    I can confirm Gretch's at least in the later 70's were using some Maxon pickups so that is quite possible.
     
  19. tombob

    tombob Tele-Holic

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    Thanks Muinarc. That makes sense to me, I’ve heard about the Gotoh but didn’t know if they used Maxons or not. These certainly look like Maxons so I bet they are. They’re great sounding pickups, I like lower output humbuckers though.
     
  20. WilburBufferson

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    I left the club for a little while. Can I please renew my membership?
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    Sent from my SM-G950W using Tapatalk
     
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