broadtrons

Discussion in 'Streamliner Gretsch Forum' started by nickinthewest, Apr 26, 2019.

  1. nickinthewest

    nickinthewest Electromatic

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    Mar 4, 2019
    australia
    anyone got a comparison on the new ones vs the old?...any difference?
     
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  2. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    I don't know which model you call "the old", nickinthewest... :oops: Maybe the ones that were on the first Gxxx series ? o_O

    About the BroadTrons that you find on the model G5220 Jet, I can tell that they are rather bright, powerful and Gretsch sounding. No PAF-like tone, rather some kind of "boosted" HS FT tone, if I can say so...
     
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  3. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    50 seconds in he states they are tweaked this year. I haven’t played one so I’m not sure if it’s noticeable.

     
  4. nickinthewest

    nickinthewest Electromatic

    33
    Mar 4, 2019
    australia
    yeah i meant the old broadtrons from the 2017 2018 streamliners compared to the 2019 ones as they are a newer one.
     
  5. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Here are the Broad'Trons - the ones that I spoke about - which comes from my G5220LH Jet, dated August 2018 :

    [​IMG]

    These are made by BHK : Boo Heung Korea - along with BT FT, ARTEC branded pickups and many many others, if I am correct.

    A+!
     
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  6. Jet_streamliner

    Jet_streamliner Gretschie

    203
    Nov 21, 2017
    Minnesota
    So different from what’s in my ‘17 2622T Streamliner?
     
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  7. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    Yes, the 2019’s are supposed to be tweaked for a little tighter bottom end. But if you’re happy with the 17’s, I’d leave as is.

    Is that the Riff City Tangerine Sparkle in your photo?
     
  8. Jet_streamliner

    Jet_streamliner Gretschie

    203
    Nov 21, 2017
    Minnesota
    Yes, indeed. But, I now have a natural Riff City Pro Jet.
     
  9. kjmac

    kjmac Gretschie

    240
    Mar 7, 2018
    Omaha, NE
    I have a fairly new Club Jet and a New G5622 Streamliner with Broadtrons and I have no complaints with either one. Not even considering swapping them out. In some ways I like them better than the black face Filtertrons that are in my G5420.
     
  10. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    Nice. It’s off topic but what shape and thickness is the neck? I was looking at a used one not long ago in a different state. The natural one looks great too.
     
  11. Jet_streamliner

    Jet_streamliner Gretschie

    203
    Nov 21, 2017
    Minnesota
    I don’t have a measurement but it’s pretty much just your average, comfortable, C shape neck - maybe has just a little more girth.
     
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  12. nickinthewest

    nickinthewest Electromatic

    33
    Mar 4, 2019
    australia
    yes i reckon the older broadtrons are a bit muddy on the base side...
     
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