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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by RocknRollShakeUp, Mar 19, 2018.
I just struck a deal on one!
Far out! Congratulations! Looking forward to your review!
The Broad'Trons are really good pickups. Definitely in PAF territory; dark but not muddy. If you want aggressive overdriven humbucker sounds or fantastic jazz tones, they're right there.
RocknRollhakeUp, Thanks for sharing your Falcon mod. We were looking for clarity on our Falcon. The Compton bridge added a lot, but it still was too muddy for our tastes. Now we have a successful option. Thanks for sharing.
You are very welcome! If you go with the TV Jones Setzers please let me know how it works out for you! What material is the Compton bridge you are using if you don't mind me asking?
She is shipping tomorrow! I love big distorted PAF- hollowbody goodness..really excited about this one
Thanks R&RShakeup! She is shipping tomorrow
We used the tone chamber brass to go with the gold. It looks fantastic, sounds much clearer, and the finish won't rub off.
Congrats. Larry! We need more information and pics!
I sure will and thanks!
That's why I bought 4 Falcons 2 of each pickups and 2 with each headstock. I know how fickle I am.
Well played sir, well played!
....yep I am gassing for another Falcon with T-Armonds myself...
Flatter relief makes a guitar easier to play not harder and it definitely does not increase the tension
But if I were you, I either stick to 10s or tune down to Eb with 11s to make it easier to play. No need to torture yourself!
good advice..and I hadn't even thought of tuning down to Eb on 11's!
It has been getting noticeably easier though, as I keep playing the guitar...but I don't want to get bloody tendinitis either! ...I'll see how I feel over the weekend with it..
#1 - I am all for Compton bridges. I put them on all my Gretsch (except for 1 that had a TruArc which was also nice)
#2 - Setzer Sig pickups are THE BEST in the Falcons. I eventually put them in mine after trying out the T-90 in the neck and wouldn't ever have thought about changing it again. They made that guitar absolutely sing!!
#3 - I love the look without the pickguard, but hated the feel. I like being able to rest my fingers on something when picking. Setzer Signs made me a nice black pickguard with a gold falcon logo that looked absolutely fantastic!! (see below). It looked even better
And a couple more pics here after the T-90 was swapped out: www.flickr.com/photos/joshuagriffin/15801580459
Wow, that's one badass looking Falcon!
I checked out the Flickr pictures as well. Very cool! I never knew Setzer Signs pickguards even existed! great option!
So out of curiosity, how would you describe the difference of the neck and middle position tones between the T90/Setzer and Setzer/Setzer?
Also, is that a Brass Compton? Is your bridge pinned or not? I have a pinned bridge so I'm a little worried about intonation and a Compton on a pinned bridge base. I'm very happy with the ABM bridge, but I would like to get a Compton or a TruArc to have as well, for more old school vibe as well maybe.
I liked the T-90, just not with the Filter bridge. I ended up swapping in a Setzer in the neck too and I was much happier. I think the T90 was too warm for a big guitar.
Compton was Stainless. Bridge was taped but not pinned. I put a Compton on another guitar with a pinned bridge though and intonation was right on.
I remember that one. The Stealth Falcon.
Which confusingly also happens to be a Chinese fighter jet!
gotcha...and good to know, thanks