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Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by ACL-Gretsch, May 17, 2017.
What a stylish guitar. Cool.
Is that an EH Holy Grail set to spring in there?? Such a warm natural sounding reverb. Fixed a broken one I snagged off ebay recently and love it. Leave it on most of the time.
Congrats ACL-Gretsch!I see the green Jet's are showing sold out on Riff City. Although that tangerine sparkle is really talking to my wallet and she is really persuasive!
Congratulations and welcome to GT. Just a suggestion, before you get into making any changes such as bridge, pots, maybe PUPs...enjoy the guitar as is (stock) for a while and see what YOU would like to change, if anything.
Thanks jclute, yup I think I snagged the last one. I was lovin' the tangerine sparkle too but with summer coming on I just had to go surf green!
Thanks Robb, I agree with you. I usually don't really "know" a guitar until I've had it for months and some string changes etc. Who knows, I may actually just play it!
That's it, and yes : the EHX HGN is an excellent unit...
Comptonsator bridge, pickguard, I had to tighten all my knobs, tuners, and switch as well as bend the tab on the output jack, and raise the action quite a bit. You're in good shape to add a Bigsby B3C and Towner down tension rod as well.
Thanks Jackal, I hope RiffCity got everything tightened up before shipping. (they allow you to put in a note upon order to have a free "pro setup" done) It seems like many people like those Compton bridges. I can't figure out how you can set the intonation with one of those if you change string gauge, action, etc??
You have a Tru-Arc, Chris. I'd imagine the intonation would be set the same way on both brands of bridges. Yes?
Congrats on your pro jet and welcome great site and people here. Got mine 2 weeks ago from Riff City same as you orderd from I'm guessing as it is an exclusive color of theirs. It should come in great shape enjoy your cookie to
I'm not sure if I'm seeing it correctly but the Compton looks like 1 piece without adjustable saddles so I'm not sure how you can change the effective string length for intonation...?
Thanks Tange70, yours looks awesome; can't wait until I receive mine. I didn't know about the cookie! Did yours come setup and ready to play or did you need to do some adjusting?
Maybe you can't with this model guitar. It's not hard on guitars with floating bridges, but this doesn't look to be one of those.
Maybe somebody smarter than me will know.
It seems to be a topic that's had many, many threads and many different opinions. I know with some of my past guitars they just sounded sharp or flat when playing up high on the neck and there's always a bit of trade off one way or another. But, having adjustable saddles allows you to choose what works for that particular guitar. I may have to try one because love the idea of a solid resonating bridge with no moving parts!
Riff City send a big cookie mine was a snicker doodle very good. It came nicely packed I bought a case with it . It was nearly in tune and very clean and shiny. I am a beginner so not sure about the set up it was very playable but I know the action can be lower. I would imagine they don't adjust that too much. Pick up are great very light You should love it.
Nice, can't wait; thanks!
Mine came yesterday (with cookie) and I can't stop playing it! I am blown away at how well this guitar plays. It sounds and feels better than my "real" Les Paul did; very happy. I would highly recommend Riff City, good price and great pro-setup just as I requested on my order.
I dont know why I'm attracted to a blue-ish guitar but this is pretty daydgum cool! Dont tell Dr Milktruck!