: 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

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA

    loudnlousy, Merc, r0de0 and 1 other person like this.
  2. j.s.c

    j.s.c Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2008
    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 Friend of Fred

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

    ampe Country Gent

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

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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

    S.R.Cash Gretschie

    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

    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 Country Gent

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

    Nice job.
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