G5220 Jet Review

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by jackfossett, Sep 22, 2019.

  1. jackfossett

    jackfossett Electromatic

    63
    Jul 17, 2019
    Maine
    Hey folks - here is the demo/review of the Jet I mentioned doing! Enjoy ~



    Jack
     
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  2. jfassett

    jfassett Gretschie

    437
    Dec 9, 2017
    Tucson
    Great review! I was just on another forum talking about how these pick ups have gotten a bad rap, sounds great in your review!
     
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  3. jfassett

    jfassett Gretschie

    437
    Dec 9, 2017
    Tucson
    If you own a 5220, do yourself a favor and replace the bridge, it really is a piece of junk!
    My 5220 didn't intonate well (first position chords sounded really bad) until I replaced the tune o matic bridge with a Gotoh "GE 103B-T and what a difference! The Gotoh bridge was only about $25 bucks on Ebay and worth every penny, ha!
     
  4. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Hey @jackfossett ,

    Welcome to G5220 club ! ;)

    You can go even further :

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    A+!
     
  5. jackfossett

    jackfossett Electromatic

    63
    Jul 17, 2019
    Maine
    Thats a stunner! Where did you get the pickguard and the Custom Jet plate?
     
  6. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Thanks @jackfossett ! ;)

    It's custom-design-DIY made :

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    Sorry the pics inexplicably don't want to display...:mad:

    A+!
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2019
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  7. dak55

    dak55 Country Gent

    May 31, 2018
    NC
    I can never see this one too many times. So nicely done!!
     
  8. Groutsch

    Groutsch Electromatic

    74
    Jun 9, 2018
    Maryland, US
    I enjoyed the demo, but the G5220 comes with Broad'Tron pickups, not Filter'Trons (3:30).
     
  9. jackfossett

    jackfossett Electromatic

    63
    Jul 17, 2019
    Maine
    10-4 ~ just noted that in the comments
     
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  10. Gregor

    Gregor Gretschie

    241
    Oct 17, 2018
    New Brunswick, Canada
    I picked up on that as well. I have the same guitar only in casino gold but love the color in the video and of course hcsterg's.
     
  11. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Country Gent

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    Awesome review. Very cool. thanks for sharing.
     
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  12. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Nice review Jack!

    You played the guitar well, and showed it's ability to cover a nice range of sounds. Personally, I was unaware of a Gretsch's versatility until I started playing my Gretsch for a wider range of songs (I was practicing some songs and was too lazy to change guitars). Clean up the pickup info, and you've got a good video with information that everyone thinking about a Gretsch should know.
     
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  13. jfassett

    jfassett Gretschie

    437
    Dec 9, 2017
    Tucson
    Sound’s great Jack! Did you use any effects other than reverb while playing clean?
     
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