Guitar.com : 16 Gretsch upgrades, mods and tone tips

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by ZackyDog, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

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  2. j.s.c

    j.s.c Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2008
    france
    yeah! some cools and some smells of farts too... 50/50
    but always nice to read articles dedicated to gretsch world.
     
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  3. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    It's always good to read articles on making a guitar more "your own."
     
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  4. ampe

    ampe Country Gent

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    May 11, 2011
    belgium
    1. Should be get a Compton bridge.
     
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  5. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Strap locks and a jack plate are a good upgrade also . Nice article
     
  6. S.R.Cash

    S.R.Cash Electromatic

    56
    Aug 29, 2019
    Ontario, Canada
    First day and before the first string change, I had a new pick guard and strap locks on. No jack plate yet, but I did get a good one.., someday.
     
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  7. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Sounds like the guy has been perusing this site. I've heard/read all of these hints here.

    He forgot Compton/Tru-Arc, factory cases, strap locks and jack plates. Amateur.
     
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  8. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
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    Most of the things we have seen or done, ok article

    He missed a simple step in the bridge shaping, use marker pen on the bottom of the base, makes it easy to see when the entire base has been shaped. I did that and must admit I learned the trick from a poster here. Pics are not in order.
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2019
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  9. G5422T

    G5422T Synchromatic

    682
    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Yep, that's the way to do it. Makes a difference.

    Nice job.
     
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