Introducing: My new - slightly modded - G2655

Discussion in 'Streamliner Gretsch Forum' started by jmkoeln, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. jmkoeln

    jmkoeln Electromatic

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    Mar 14, 2019
    Cologne, Germany
    Hey there!

    Here it is - my new guitar. It's a 2019 G2655 model in single barrel stain. For a more versatile volume/tone control i had some modifications done: R/C-circuit against treble bleed and some extra resistors to the pu-volume pots to make them go a little more 'linear'. For better handling i attached Schaller S-Locks.

    Since images can say so much more than words......:

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    G2655 Streamliner

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    Schaller S-Lock

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    Plastic-switch-tip..... will be replaced for a decent metal tip

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    Desperately waiting for my "G"-knobs - yet the original plastic-knobs are still in place.

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    Why would someone post an image of a stopbar? just 'cause i like the pic so much.....look at those coloful string-barrels:)

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    could have polished the body before taking this pic.....

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    That's where she sleeps......

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    Good night!
     
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  2. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Good start ! ;)

    A+!
     
  3. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

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    Great mod adding strap locks , and the case is a beauty too . But you should really invest in a jack plate . ( it's my pet peeve around here as the members know , it's all in good fun ) Beautiful guitar and congrats . Enjoy it
     
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  4. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Gretschie

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    Welcome here at GT, that's a nice one.
     
  5. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Gretschie

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    Apr 25, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    Wie schön! A chrome switch tip and "G" knobs will look terrific. I also recommend a jack plate. They are not expensive and give your guitar added protection.

    Welcome.
     
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  6. Beardog

    Beardog Synchromatic

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  7. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Nice work! Pretty guitar. Like the upgrades too.
     
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  8. johnny g

    johnny g Synchromatic

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    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Great gretsch. You are going to have so much fun with this one. Thanks for the pics.
     
  9. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    Welcome to Gretsch-Talk, jmkoeln!

    That's a great finish on that Streamliner. I played one just like it in a store a couple of days ago. It was so beautiful, I just had to take it down off the walk. I like mods you've got planned.
     
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  10. jmkoeln

    jmkoeln Electromatic

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    Mar 14, 2019
    Cologne, Germany
    Alas it will take the knobs 7 to 8 weeks to get here.....but today i rushed to the store and got me something to start with....
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    Gretsch toggle-switch-tip, nickel. Matches the look way better....:D
     
  11. jmkoeln

    jmkoeln Electromatic

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    Mar 14, 2019
    Cologne, Germany
    A good thing i never thought about before - thank you very much!
     
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  12. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

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    AH- HAAAAAAAAAAA !! .. told you guys
     
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  13. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Gretschie

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    Fifth time (at least) I open your thread just to watch that photo again. I like it a lot.
    Even tried a close up to see what it's looks:
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    You might consider it as your profile avatar...
     
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  14. jmkoeln

    jmkoeln Electromatic

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    Mar 14, 2019
    Cologne, Germany
    With your friendly permission i will use your close-up;-)
    Happy to hear you like the pic so much:)
     
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  15. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Gretschie

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    Well done.

    Ohhhhh, nice avatar photo you have there ;)
     
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  16. jmkoeln

    jmkoeln Electromatic

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    Mar 14, 2019
    Cologne, Germany
    Finally......after almost a week in hands of german customs and DHL my parcel arrived and in it were four beautiful, nickel plated "G"-knobs :-D...

    After "converting" the split shafts of my pots to something that i could fit the knobs (made for solid shafts) on (using braided tube), i proudly present the all-nickel-hardware 2655:)

    Here's what it looks like:
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    ...and the best shot yet...: DSC02772.JPG

    @JeffreyLeePierre sorry homes.... but i gots to swap my avatar;)
     
  17. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Looks great, congrats!
     
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  18. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Gretschie

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    Pretty neat pretty neat, pretty good pretty good.
    I'd already considered doing so to my G2655T, and it really increase my envy to do so. That would be my first mod ever, but it looks real easy. Guess I should go for chrome, to match the rest of hardware.
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    Problem: these are pretty expensive in Europe / France (I've seen some at $18 on Reverb in the USA, 53 EUR at Thomann :eek:)
    Did you buy actual Gretsch ones or another brand?
     
  19. jmkoeln

    jmkoeln Electromatic

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    Mar 14, 2019
    Cologne, Germany
    I ordered mine on ebay.... they came from Arkansas and were roughly about 30€ for 4 knobs. I went with the nickel ones since the rest of my hardware is nickel-plated. Some might not necessarily note the difference, since the coating is not really the same on all parts (stoptail/tuners/pups look totally different - so do the knobs....) You can only tell it is NOT chrome.
    If your hardware is chrome, you should definitely go with chrome! That'll make your beautiful guitar a real shiny mother*****r:D!

    What a beautiful collection! Envy???? Man - i just fell in love with all your guitars!
     
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  20. jmkoeln

    jmkoeln Electromatic

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    Mar 14, 2019
    Cologne, Germany
    Maybe a bit of an overkill.......but here's some more pics - shot at daylight, wich made far better images:

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