Hello! Broadway jade electromatic

Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by Howard hughes, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I financed mine, took a year to pay off!

    I also have an idea for balancing the weight of the headstock, just tweaking the design. I will post it up when I am done.
     
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  2. jfassett

    jfassett Gretschie

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    Dec 9, 2017
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    Yeah, I went online to get one, however, I had a hard time with the $10 shipping they wanted. After getting the guitar, I see it really needs the matching cover, the black doesn't work at all
     
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  3. Howard hughes

    Howard hughes Synchromatic

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    congrats you are one lucky person, these had sold out!? thats double lucky! plays like a dream eh?
     
  4. Aymara

    Aymara Friend of Fred

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    I always ask myself, what the Gretsch designers smoked. They did such a fantastic job on BJ Penguin, even with the white pickups, and then this fauxpas with the black covers on the BJ Jet.
     
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  5. Howard hughes

    Howard hughes Synchromatic

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    if i were you ide send him your truss rod cover to trace it, mine came just a little too short i had to redrill one hole, not a problem for me but it could have gone very wrong as these like to chip easy.
     
  6. jfassett

    jfassett Gretschie

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    Dec 9, 2017
    Tucson
    Thanks for the heads up!
     

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  7. jfassett

    jfassett Gretschie

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    Dec 9, 2017
    Tucson
    Awesome! I have a 5220 (pic below) and I was worried it was going to feel exactly the same. The neck is a bit fatter on the Broadway jade and I like it!
    I'm still confused with the location of the tone pot/control, wondering if this is normal? I sent a pic where I circled the knob, I think it's on page 4 of this discuession
     

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  8. jfassett

    jfassett Gretschie

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    Dec 9, 2017
    Tucson
    This thing plays and feels so good I had to change my profile pic, ha!
     
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  9. Howard hughes

    Howard hughes Synchromatic

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    so did i!!! haha
     
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  10. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Anything Broadway Jade needs to be in an Avatar! Those BJP Electromatics are great and I wish I had one to mode a bit! I have since set a new goal for myself, a Custom Shop 6122 in Broadway Jade with T'Armonds. Probably a pipe dream but hey we can still dream right!
     
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  11. jfassett

    jfassett Gretschie

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    Dec 9, 2017
    Tucson
    Getting ready to do some mods on mine, now where do I get that silver truss rod cover, ha! Seriously, that's about all it needs.
     
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  12. Aymara

    Aymara Friend of Fred

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    Yeees ;)
     
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  13. Flouswa

    Flouswa Synchromatic

    All I can say is that it's an awesome color and at that price, I can see why they sold out! And thanks to all of the info about Quick Guards, I just checked their site out and think I may have to seriously consider them for a new pickguard for my recently acquired 5120, drooling over the paisley. Cha-ching! $$
     
  14. jfassett

    jfassett Gretschie

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    Dec 9, 2017
    Tucson
    It was hard to pull the trigger and pay $25 bucks for a truss rod cover, but why not.
    Here's the before and after
     
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  15. jfassett

    jfassett Gretschie

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    Dec 9, 2017
    Tucson
    Here's the photos
     

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  16. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    $25 is nominal to right a wrong.
     
  17. jfassett

    jfassett Gretschie

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    Dec 9, 2017
    Tucson
    I like the way you think! I mean, what were the thinking putting a black cover on, right?
     
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  18. rockinforJesus

    rockinforJesus Synchromatic

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    Nov 7, 2014
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    Nice work, sir
    What are the lyrics?
     
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