Here's my G5420T

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by kulmacet, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. kulmacet

    kulmacet Electromatic

    Jan 20, 2014
    DFW Area
    I am going on a trip next week and got a new camera. Here is a photo of my main player (Testing my new camera)
    It's a Gretsch G5420T with Bigsby B6 V-cut tail piece a Compton Compensating bridge, Brian Setzer Signature Pick-ups and TV Jones Wiring Harness looks and sounds great.
    What else could I test my new camera on?
    Wjensen, Stonepicking, aiabx and 16 others like this.
  2. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
  3. DannyB

    DannyB Gretschie

    Apr 26, 2019
    beautiful! good choice for a first photo on the new camera
  4. Outlaw

    Outlaw Synchromatic

    Jul 13, 2011
    Very nice guitar with very nice upgrades!
  5. capnhiho

    capnhiho Gretschie

    Feb 16, 2013
    Will your new camera shoot video?
    How about a demo of how she sounds? ;)
  6. Joey L

    Joey L Synchromatic

    Jun 24, 2016
    White Plains, NY
    Looks great....any problems intonating the Compton? Does it have a pinned bridge?
  7. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    That`s a really lovely colour. Like that a lot!
  8. kulmacet

    kulmacet Electromatic

    Jan 20, 2014
    DFW Area
    Oooh! Good idea....
  9. kulmacet

    kulmacet Electromatic

    Jan 20, 2014
    DFW Area
    Intonation is ok, bridge is not pinned, I do the old Brian Setzer trick and use double sided tape. Seems to work ok but like most 5420T the G string is tough to keep in tune.
    calebaaron666 likes this.
  10. johnny g

    johnny g Synchromatic

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Great looking guitar. I second that about demo of how she sounds.
  11. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    That looks hot!
    Now let's see a fancy photo of your amp!
    Outlaw likes this.
  12. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    Very nice, cool mods too!
  13. Joey L

    Joey L Synchromatic

    Jun 24, 2016
    White Plains, NY 2016 has a pinned bridge and I couldn’t use the Compton (which is a great bridge) because I had intonation issues. I had to use a roller bridge which I could intonate.
    Love the TV Jones Pups.. I have TV Classics on mine..but I’ve heard the Setzers which are killer.
  14. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
  15. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Great photo , enjoy the new camera and the trip ....BTW , I see you're from the DFW area . I've got a sister in N. Richland Hills . BIG part of the country there
  16. cqscqs

    cqscqs Gretschie

    Dec 8, 2013
    I tried the Compton on my 5420 too, which is a 2017 and pinned. Same intonation problems though it was a beautiful and well built bridge. Now looking for a roller bridge that will fit.
  17. Joey L

    Joey L Synchromatic

    Jun 24, 2016
    White Plains, NY
    Bought this one from All Parts a few years ago and had it in my spare parts bin. Luckily had a 12 degree radius and works like a charm...but that Compton is really nice if it worked!
  18. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    kulmacet, now that you've used your camera on your 5420, you might as well retire the camera. Let's face it, you'll never have a better subject to photograph than a Gretsch guitar! ;):)
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  19. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Unpin the bridge; often times this alone can improve the tone as the pins aren't always set up for ideal contact between bridge base and guitar.
    MTurner likes this.
  20. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    ABM 2400 fits perfect and works great....but, it ain’t cheap. I have them on both of my
    I also shaped my bridge to match the guitar top.

    The pics are out of order, the last one should be first showing a partial 1/2 way point sanding using the guitar top as the surface and you can see the lack of full contact. The sanding started way out on the ends.

    Last edited: Aug 23, 2019
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