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Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by Monty_piglit, Oct 9, 2019.
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.
Howdy! Welcome to the madhouse!
As always, new guy buys the beer.
Welcome to GT Monty !
Welcome, you can't go wrong with a Gretsch and a Tele. Perfect choice !!
Monty piglet. There’s a name that wont slip the mind. Welcome!
Ssup, from California. I lived in a small town in Rutland with my Gran for a bit when i was a kid, great place.
Welcome from Canada!
Discovering music at any age breaths life in us. Congrats for discovering music & welcome to the forum
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
Did he already level the frets?
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!
I think at the point we had just levelled them. Just about to move onto re-profiling them.
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.
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.
Alright me dook?