Let's see your modded Streamliners

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

  1. Philtertronic

    Philtertronic Gretschie

    Feb 26, 2014
    This photo shows that guitar in such a way that I want one! Not sure about the Pick-ups. Would HiLoTrons fit in there?
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  2. fender62custom

    fender62custom Gretschified

    Mar 3, 2012
    Helidon, Australia
    That's the GAS!!!! Gorgeous!!!
  3. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    I don't know? The BroadTrons are like PAFs and I really like them alot!
  4. steve155

    steve155 Newbie

    Oct 30, 2018
    Hi Everyone- here’s my g2420t - it absolutely sings through my Vox AC15....
    I’ve changed the pickups, controls and now the tuners - a Vanson roller bridge is on the way - more gold [​IMG][​IMG]

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  5. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, steve155! Lovely guitar!
  6. steve155

    steve155 Newbie

    Oct 30, 2018
    Thanks - been a Gretsch fan since the early 80s as my music heroes Neil Young and Kirk Brandon are both Gretsch icons- I’ve managed to get the fabulous Gretsch twang like in Theate of Hate’s The Hop with those second hand filtertrons - fitted with a bit of help from Mr Ripley’s adaptors - very happy with it - esp as it was a £300 new guitar !!

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  7. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    First mention of Theatre of Hate i’ve noticed since being a member of the forum. Respect!
    Also, beautiful job on that streamliner. Looks incredible.
  8. freshmattyp

    freshmattyp Electromatic

    Apr 2, 2011
    Kansas City
    All I am waiting on is the chrome cover for the neck P90.

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  9. mike G

    mike G Electromatic

    Oct 12, 2018
    Middletown NY USA
    Those look awesome , and super functional- What kind of tuners ?
  10. steve155

    steve155 Newbie

    Oct 30, 2018
    Hi - the tuners are Wilkinson WJ 309 3x3 Gold imperial ones - got them new on eBay for less than £30 !! They screw straight in - no drilling - I love them !

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  11. mike G

    mike G Electromatic

    Oct 12, 2018
    Middletown NY USA
    Thats great - just looked them up and the big old style will look proper on my Brooklyn /burst , so think I'll give them a shot . By combining the tuners with a new TrueArc stainless should straighten out some tuning issues as well. Thankyou Steve
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2018
  12. jdbloodsworth

    jdbloodsworth Newbie

    Dec 8, 2018
    San Antonio,TX
    Dang that looks sharp!
  13. jdbloodsworth

    jdbloodsworth Newbie

    Dec 8, 2018
    San Antonio,TX
    Welp, i finally joined the Gretsch family this year after many years of lusting after Country Gentleman's. When the new Streamliner's first came out the double cut immediately caught my eye with the simple design more akin to an ES335 & the addition of the centerblock (I own a couple of 60s Vox fully hallow's already). I fell in love with the walnut finish & white binding but pretty much all the hardware & pickups had to go, those broadtrons are decent enough but being high output ceramics sound out of place on this guitar imho. Luckily, I stumbled onto this thread & got inspired by all your beatiful mods! So... I decided to go to work. Replaced the tuners with Grover Classics, replaced the bridge with a roller bridge & straight tailpiece, replaced the knobs with chickenhead knobs & the pickups are now Frankentone Alnico V P94s. Also im lefty but i always prefer to turn them upside down & convert the nut & intonation. Look forward to hearing what you guys think, here's the final result!

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  14. tdtom

    tdtom Gretschie

    Oct 26, 2018
    new zealand
    interesting. different with that straight bridge piece... I like seeing the entire F hole too with no pick guard there
  15. Kurt Zantingh

    Kurt Zantingh Newbie

    Jan 3, 2019
    Ontario, Canada
    Do the Gotohs work well? I'm looking to put some locking tuners on my G2622T as well. Also what kind are they?
  16. punkrockabilly

    punkrockabilly Electromatic

    Mar 18, 2018
    Bought my 2420T last Christmas and put in some Blacktop FT's - Love it!
    So much better sounding. -

    cheers - JD

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  17. Jena

    Jena Electromatic

    Newbie to Gretsch fan askin' if the Streamliners are more popular for modding
    Any reason more mod-able (?) [if that is even a word]

    Thanks in advance for any of ya' experts here in the forums perspective.
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2019
  18. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Electromatic

    Apr 25, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    One reason is that the lower price makes it less of a risk (I'd hate to drill something that I paid thousands for). Another reason is that they are very fine guitars that already punch above their price point. With some mods or upgrades, they're even better.
  19. Jena

    Jena Electromatic

    Nato wood - arguably a mahoghany-like type (?) for the neck maybe cheaper . . .

    Local Gretsch dealer is gonna be setting me up with a new axe . . . Modders here have got me thinkin' Hmmmm . . . (?)