Well not exactly everything, but it sure feels like it.
Quick recap so you understand my excitement: The three guitars I had before buying my Gretsch had setup problems. One I couldn't adjust the truss rod myself because I didn't have metric allen key and also needs the nut slots filed a bit deeper, the other I believe needs the nut slots filed wider to prevent binding. So I had a shopping list, metric allen keys, set of nut files. etc. Didn't want to try the makeshift nut files on a bone nut, so just put the guitar away. Because I have my Gretsch to play now, and it plays perfect...
Except then of course I broke a string. It had what I guess are 12s or maybe 11's on it, very stiff flatwounds, and all I have around for spare strings are 10-46s.
Plus did I mention I'm seriously scrooging it these days. So I had no guitars in playable states for a few days.
Then my packages start arriving in the mail, then, lo and behold, my dad shows up and asks Do you need any tools? Look what I had laying around extra...holy
I just got given a 200+ set of Mastercraft tools, not even opened yet. Don't have to buy a set of allen keys now,
Then, the Bigsby b6c I've been waiting for comes on sale on the bay, as well as a set of good nut files, the day PayPal finally
clears the money that's been sitting in my account for three weeks.
Anyway, changed the strings on my Gretsch, had to loosen the truss rod half a turn to compensate for going down to my girlie strings, still a bit of fret buzz on the highest frets but I'm not done fiddling with the action quite yet. I'm very happy at the moment to hear the tone I've been wanting, that gritty, biting Hilotron sound through my just breaking up AC4TV...
So very happy, and the Compton looks so gorgeous. Now once I get over losing one of the three tiny truss rod cover screws, I'll get the Bigsby put on there and it will really be complete. Pics to follow when I can get them to upload...