5420T - what's the word...

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by unknownfan, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    All three of my Electro's have upgraded bridges, Compton's on the hollows and a Gotoh T.O.M. on the Jet.
     
  2. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Oh yes, a Reverend Soft spring is also a „must“ (on every Bigsby)!


    You can‘t swap a B70 for a B6C (at least not without drastic modifications). A B60 is the far east version of the B6. It is die casted, not sand casted and the original works smoother and is nicer finished anyways. Use a angled chord and you don’t need a jack plate.
     
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  3. Joey L

    Joey L Gretschie

    476
    Jun 24, 2016
    White Plains, NY
    I also added the jack plate. Safety feature which is inexpenive to do.
     
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  4. section2

    section2 Synchromatic

    521
    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    I asked around the forum about this, and the word is that the B6C will cover the holes left in the top by the B70. So it's all good.
     
  5. New2blues

    New2blues Electromatic

    6
    Mar 16, 2009
    New Mexico
    I have an orange 5420T and the first thing I did was to take off the grey pick guard and install a black one. It plays so much better now. ;-)
     
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  6. fender62custom

    fender62custom Gretschified

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    53
    Mar 3, 2012
    Helidon, Australia
    play it first... decide later!! great guitars!! good value!!
     
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  7. CaliforniaSlim

    CaliforniaSlim Gretschie

    173
    Jul 21, 2016
    94597
    on my 5420, I put a compton bridge and threw a reverend soft spring in the bigsby. That's it. Otherwise good to go.
     
  8. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
    69
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    What's the price?
     
  9. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Last time i bought it, bout 4 bux a quart.
     
  10. capnhiho

    capnhiho Gretschie

    166
    Feb 16, 2013
    California
    I forgot to mention that I added a jack plate and bought a case for my 5420 as well.
    ;)
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2018
  11. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    I always loved the ZZ Top version from Fandango.
     
  12. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
    69
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    It used to be" XX twice!" on the '60s radio ads. I remember "40 twice!"---80 cents. Someone told me it was originally "33 twice!" That's some top shelf vino.