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Discussion in 'Streamliner Gretsch Forum' started by section2, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Calula

    Calula Electromatic

    59
    Jul 28, 2017
    Portugal
    Hi Calebaaron666, no drilling required for the pickguard - just for the pickup rings (a pair of new holes for each ring). If it can be of use, I can say I purchased this pickguard: https://www.ebay.com/p/Original-Gre...iid=232636208092&_trksid=p2047675.m4097.l9055. Suited fine. Cheers
     
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  2. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Gretschie

    129
    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Thanx! Yeah, based on the photo of your hot Streamliner, i was able to figure out which guard to get. I ordered one and managed to bend the existing metal arm with sone pliers to install it without buying new hardware or making new holes. I plan of giving it some decoration soon.
     
  3. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Gretschie

    129
    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
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    Here’s my 90% complete modding job on my G2622.
    TV Jones Classics pickups and surrounds connected with new wiring. I didn’t do this. I bought it like this, and I’m real happy with the tone.
    New “old” knobs. Buckdancer’s Choice (the best indie Mom n’ Pop music shop in the Portland, Maine area) have a knob box behind the counter they’ll let you dig thru. Found 2 vintage gold G knobs for the master vol and tone, and I decided to go with ‘72 Telecaster Custom style dial knobs for the pup volumes. I found the new chrome switchtip on ebay for $7.
    New Grover 502-18:1 locking tuners (these slip right in, no drilling, if anyone was looking for an easy replacement). These tuners and the fugly Vibramate attachment on the bigsby make for a very quick string change on stage.
    I replaced the bigsby spring with a “squishy spring” from BricksBiggsFix. Barely have to touch the thing to get some whammy.
    And I HAD to customize my new pickguard with some godawful zebra stripes, and of course that’s Jayne Mansfield on the truss rod cover.

    I was just told today that my new aluminum tru-arc serpentune bridge will be shipped next week.
     
  4. section2

    section2 Gretschie

    398
    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    Dang! Nice work. I love the pickguard and truss rod cover.
     
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  5. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Gretschie

    129
    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Thanx! The pickguard was done with some printed duct tape i found at an arts n craft store, and i printed jayne on sticker paper. I covered her with clear tape. I may neaten that up one of these days.
     
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  6. Dave-B

    Dave-B Synchromatic

    865
    May 23, 2016
    Scotland
    I spend ages hunting for a gold G5128 - figured this would be a nice alternative. It's a gold G2420T, with T-Armonds, V-Cut Bigsby, custom Corian dBridge, lots of gold bits. Printed some custom risers and gaskets for the pickups, to hide the original Broad'tron holes.

    Tried several different pickguards on this, but much prefer it naked.

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  7. section2

    section2 Gretschie

    398
    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    That's stunning.
     
  8. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Gretschie

    129
    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    That is a classy gal! Beautiful work.
     
  9. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    70
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    That is beautiful!
     
  10. rocksimusmaximus

    rocksimusmaximus Newbie

    1
    Mar 26, 2018
    Studio City
    Hi all! I joined the Gretsch Family at NAMM this year, and I'm a tinkerer... so I've have been creeping on the forum looking for mod ideas ever since. Figured I'd show y'all where I landed. I swapped out the knobs for some shiny's, hand painted the pick guard (car touch up paint... seems to hold up)... and after trying a couple pickups I wound up digging the GFS Liverpool in the bridge (stock in the neck).


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  11. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    70
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, rocksimusmaximus!
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  12. dak55

    dak55 Gretschie

    107
    May 31, 2018
    Mills River NC
    Oh my! That just oooozzzes class. Worst thing is it has given me major GAS. Nicely done and keep her naked!!
     
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  13. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Gretschie

    129
    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
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    I recieved this puppy today from the good folks at Tru-Arc. It’s a miracle worker!
    After i installed it, my band practiced hard for 2 hours and I only had to check my tuning once. ONCE!!
    Excellent product and great person to person service. I actually had received one with the wrong size holes for my bridge pins at first, and I talked to Tim on the phone. I sent it back, and he sent me what i needed immediately. I got it less than a week later.

    So anyone out there who’s got a G2622 with tuning issues when you use your bigsby..... I’ll tell ya, Grover locking tuners and a tru-arc serpentune bridge fixed me perfectly!
    My Streamliner is finally finished.
    ........ for now.
     
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  14. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    70
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    SerpenTunes are great. I use the plain-G versions.
     
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  15. knavel

    knavel Synchromatic

    770
    Dec 26, 2009
    London, England
    2013-08-25 10.34.35.jpg 2013-08-25 10.32.31.jpg Turned a mess of a 56 Streamliner into the functional equivalent of a 56 6120.
     
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  16. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Gretschie

    129
    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I'm real excited about it. I didn't even know which one I wanted at first. I just knew I needed to toss the stock adjust-o-matic nightmare. Tim recommended this one when I told him what I'm playing and which strings I'm using.
    I went for the aluminum cuz it's supposed to be snappy. It's definitely bright, BUT I also have sustain now. Even unplugged, she really sounds like a different guitar.
    I still can't believe my tuning problems are gone. I feel like I've just been given a clean bill of health after suffering a terminal disease.
     
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  17. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    70
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I'm a believer. My last batch of SerpenTunes in titanium and brass:
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  18. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Gretschie

    129
    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Damn, look at all those! They all have guitars they belong to?
    I also forgot to mention how the intonation is basically spot on. I still have to tune my G string by pressing the second fret and tuning to an A, but that’s a nut issue. It doesn’t bother me much yet. Next time i restring i’ll just try sanding the slot a lil’ bit.
     
  19. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    70
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    These are all for some of my Gretsch guitars. I have 23 Gretsch guitars at the moment roughly half and half SerpenTune and Compton.
     
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  20. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Gretschie

    129
    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Oh my! I have my one indonisian made mutant.
    Someday I hope to have a Korean one. Baby steps.