G5232T Double Jet Mod day 2 Schaller locking tuners + biggsfix + Compton

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by ampe, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. ampe

    ampe Country Gent

    Age:
    30
    May 11, 2011
    belgium
    After my first mod day in the previous post I ended up here:
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    I had to re-order tuners and the Compton and Biggsfix were on still route from the states.
    But now everything arrived so here we go!

    First of all Kudos for Schaller and their endless configuration options.
    Check out the combinations just for the M6 tuners i got:
    https://schaller.info/en/m6-series/
    I went with the M6 135 in satin chrome with small perloid buttons with locking 21mm posts.
    The perloid costed a bit more, but they aren't cheap to begin with and then you might as well make them stand out, i figured they would go well with the pickup covers.
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    Next up are the Compton and Biggsfix.
    It's not a standard compton, but something Wayne makes specially for jets, and of all the mods I did on this guitar, it's the most impressive.
    It doesn't only help with the sustain of the guitar, it also makes it resonate more.
    It now feels like my Les Paul where everything just feels more connected.
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    And without further ado:

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    It's been a very nice project for me, sourcing all the exact right components for this guitar. In the end i have invested more in mods than the initial price of the guitar, but since the build quality is really good that doesn't matter to me, and you can't buy a taylor made guitar like this off the shelve.
    The top mods for me are the Compton bridge and the T-90 neck pickup, they give a very insping feel and sound. The pickup sounds also very well in the middle position with the Classic+.

    My one dissapointment is that after all this the guitar still won't stay in tune after a bigsby wiggle, so I still have some nut work to do.
     
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  2. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Looks great!
    Good luck with the nut!
     
  3. maverick-tx

    maverick-tx Electromatic

    52
    Feb 7, 2017
    TX
    I put a TUSQ XL nut on mine. Plus a B7, locking tuners and a roller bridge. It’s actually hard to make it go out of tune now.
     
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  4. xtcclassic

    xtcclassic Electromatic

    24
    Jan 9, 2019
    Missouri
    How’s the intonation with the Compton?
     
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  5. capnhiho

    capnhiho Gretschie

    295
    Feb 16, 2013
    California
    ^ my question exactly!
    I have a Compton on my 5420 - Phenomenal improvement in tone over the OEM junk bridge. I'm really eager to hear a review/report of the Jet version. Could be the next mod on my new Double Jet if intonation is as accurate as the original Compton design.
     
  6. ramjac

    ramjac Gretschie

    401
    Aug 14, 2011
    Wisconsin
    Add me to this list, as well, I suppose. This is the only remaining mod I’m considering for my 5220. Want a bar bridge. Don’t want a floating bar bridge.
     
  7. ampe

    ampe Country Gent

    Age:
    30
    May 11, 2011
    belgium
    Spot on, except for the B string where it's one led flat on my tuner on the 12th fret.
     
  8. ramjac

    ramjac Gretschie

    401
    Aug 14, 2011
    Wisconsin
    Appreciate the feedback! Looking at some other options, but I think the Compton in stainless steel might be my answer.
     
  9. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Looks great from where I'm sitting . You'll work out the tuning issue before you know it . Enjoy
     
  10. ampe

    ampe Country Gent

    Age:
    30
    May 11, 2011
    belgium
    I think so too, it really is a great bridge
    Tru-arc makes a similar one but bit it's more expensive.
     
  11. ampe

    ampe Country Gent

    Age:
    30
    May 11, 2011
    belgium
    Thanks! It does look great :) i'm proud of my work, and the casino gold is stellar.
    Yea the tuning issue should get fixed at the nut
     
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