Hotrod a proline for $1k- low budget challenge

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by notarex, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. slimwilson

    slimwilson Synchromatic

    Dec 22, 2015
    Mobile, Al
    Sounds like a cool project on a great deal. Interested in watching this progress.
  2. fender62custom

    fender62custom Gretschified

    Mar 3, 2012
    Helidon, Australia
    Subscribed... happy modding!!
  3. amp360

    amp360 Gretschie

    Oct 21, 2012
    I have to agree. I found my old Jet with the ceramic Filtertrons in storage a couple weeks ago. I had always liked it and played it in the 90s-00s. I changed the pots and cap and the pickups sound a lot like a 60s set of Filtertrons that I have.

    Like anything else YMMV.
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  4. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Apr 5, 2014
    To be fair, he said you came off like a dick when you said he'd 'ruined' it.
  5. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    yeah imo - basically the same thing in different words :) and......
    very similar to saying "I don't get the automatic dismissal of the ceramic filters in general" but ....
    no worries - I been a dick with an opinion all my life - nobody's perfect hehehe :)
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2016
  6. notarex

    notarex Electromatic

    Aug 2, 2016

    Leopard print overload for the haters. This may be an example of too much of a good thing.
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  7. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    Yep. He needs to change shirts.
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  8. notarex

    notarex Electromatic

    Aug 2, 2016
    I had to take a break from the Star wars themed lefty flying V I'm building my friend, almost ready to wrap it up but I needed to stare at something else for a minute after wiring up the EMGs- so I polished and cleaned one of the dynas to see how it looked (on the right). They were pretty neglected so I can't get them 100%, but I think it will do.


    Anyway- Merry Christmas to you all, and hope you have a great day with your families and get some rest and jam time. Wifey got me a Couch "cat" strap for the tele so I'm pumped.
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  9. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    Guaranteed Brian's wearing leopard creepers too!
  10. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    I really dig ceramic filters, like most pickups you need to adjust them to find the sweet spot. They have a good Gretschy voice to me, i have recordings of my old '90s 6120 and there's no mistaking it for anything else. I was stoked when a set turned up here for my pro jet project.
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  11. notarex

    notarex Electromatic

    Aug 2, 2016
    I promise I'll try tweaking them before I tear this thing apart :D.
  12. notarex

    notarex Electromatic

    Aug 2, 2016
    Well I finished the Star wars V and my friend digs it.


    I've been busy fixing a few other guitars for another friend, but the wife's out of town this weekend, so time to strip this puppy.

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  13. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    Cool, forgot about this one. Lets go;)
  14. Roger49

    Roger49 Country Gent

    Feb 18, 2015
    I agree.
    The Jacket lapels, sleeves and appointments and the guitar and strap are spot on but that shirt is just a tad OTT!!!
  15. JHowdy

    JHowdy Country Gent

    Nov 16, 2013
    Interesting topic! I happen to like the Dynas better than stock Filters, so go on with them!
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  16. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    From setzers recent tour. I told my daughter I would get her one if she keeps to piano through high school.

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  17. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    On a USD 850 Annie I would not change anything. I would play it forever and never let it go. I would laugh my a*s off and be lucky for the rest of my days, pal.
  18. notarex

    notarex Electromatic

    Aug 2, 2016
    Here's the thing, unplugged I prefer the 6118 to my 5420- it's a quality instrument and the playability is killer. Plugged in, even after messing with the pole pieces the filtertrons just leave me flat. I much prefer the blacktops on my 5420. And the mud switch sucks. And I want a bigsby (after stripping it it has the holes for one-it was meant to be). And I want leopard print godammit :D
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  19. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    I love leopard print, both my couches are covered in it.. I live in a hotrod world! I want to leopard print my buicks upholstery
    Hillbilly Deluxe.jpg
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  20. blc45

    blc45 Country Gent

    Aug 23, 2011
    I am personally not much of fan at serious Gretsch modding I do thoroughly enjoy watching others do it. Go for it.
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