Hi from Leicestershire

Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by Monty_piglit, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. RoyClark

    RoyClark Electromatic

    Apr 13, 2019
    Staffordshire UK
    Welcome Monty
  2. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Welcome to Gretsch-Talk, Monty!

    I didn't start playing guitar until I was 44, and the past 20 years have been rewarding, occasionally frustrating, and absolutely worth every minute. BTW, I have a 5420, too, and it's a very fine Gretsch.
  3. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Howdy! Welcome to the madhouse!

    As always, new guy buys the beer.
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  4. Beardog

    Beardog Country Gent

    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
  5. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Welcome to GT Monty !
  6. mschafft

    mschafft Synchromatic

    Jan 19, 2017
    Welcome, you can't go wrong with a Gretsch and a Tele. Perfect choice !!
  7. dankas11

    dankas11 Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
  8. Monty piglet. There’s a name that wont slip the mind. Welcome!
  9. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    Ssup, from California. I lived in a small town in Rutland with my Gran for a bit when i was a kid, great place.
  10. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Welcome from Canada!
  11. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Country Gent

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    Discovering music at any age breaths life in us. Congrats for discovering music & welcome to the forum
  12. Monty_piglit

    Monty_piglit Gretschie

    Oct 9, 2019
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    On Saturday I took my Gretsch to a workshop in London to learn how to Set it up/Maintain it/Improve it.

    Here are the during and after shots :)
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  13. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
  14. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Did he already level the frets?
  15. Howdy Monty, good to have you here. Congratulations on your new GreTsch and your plunge, keep it up and don’t let yourself get discouraged. Great move learning maintenance from a Tech!

  16. Monty_piglit

    Monty_piglit Gretschie

    Oct 9, 2019
    I think at the point we had just levelled them. Just about to move onto re-profiling them.
  17. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Sorry, my surprise is a new guitar needing a leveling. I have seen lower-end guitars need this but yours is not a lower-end guitar. Did you know the guy doing the work?

    I will explain more, in the picture it looks like a lot of material removed from the first couple frets, we do not know if the lower ones have already been cleaned off or not so it is just worry. My concern is someone took advantage of you, it maybe be you did need a relevel, weirder things have happened, but I do not know the tech or your level of understanding just what the picture shows and with material on the top couple frets a new guitar it seems to me just adjusting the truss rod may have corrected an issue like this. Only you know if the tech was reputable and not taking advantage of someone because he could. I have seen this happen and I have no idea why some of them seem to hold on as techs in spite of it all.
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2019
  18. Monty_piglit

    Monty_piglit Gretschie

    Oct 9, 2019
    Thanks for your concern :) Yes he is very reputable.

    The truss rod needed tweaking which meant the top frets needed more off than the rest(the others only got a bit off).

    We have also lowered the action.
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  19. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

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