MOD DAY!!! Multiple mods to a G2655T!!!

Discussion in 'Streamliner Gretsch Forum' started by GretschZen, May 20, 2019.

  1. GretschZen

    GretschZen Electromatic

    20
    May 5, 2019
    Fort Collins, CO
    Made a bunch of mods to my 2655. Added
    Next mod is possibly TV Jones pickups...although I'm actually liking the Broad'tron pups so far.

    Here are a few before and after pics...

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    Last edited: May 20, 2019
  2. tdtom

    tdtom Gretschie

    357
    Oct 26, 2018
    new zealand
    looking sharp. have you got a part number for the Grovers? seems like the closest thing I can get to Grovers in NZ is Gotoh. If I have a number, I can probably get them right from Allparts.
    thanks in advance.
     
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  3. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
  4. GretschZen

    GretschZen Electromatic

    20
    May 5, 2019
    Fort Collins, CO
    Thanks!
     
  5. GretschZen

    GretschZen Electromatic

    20
    May 5, 2019
    Fort Collins, CO
  6. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Looks great! Nice work!

    The switch tip I got for my 2522t was a little too big too. I wrapped a tiny tiny piece of masking tape around the threads on the switch and the new tip went on great. Still on and very secure.
     
  7. GretschZen

    GretschZen Electromatic

    20
    May 5, 2019
    Fort Collins, CO
    Perfect, thanks, I’ll give that a try.
     
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  8. GretschZen

    GretschZen Electromatic

    20
    May 5, 2019
    Fort Collins, CO
    That worked. I
     
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  9. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    The mods look great, and so does the strap!
     
  10. GretschZen

    GretschZen Electromatic

    20
    May 5, 2019
    Fort Collins, CO
    Thanks! The strap is super comfy too.
     
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  11. tdtom

    tdtom Gretschie

    357
    Oct 26, 2018
    new zealand
  12. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Grover 502
    I found mine on ebay for $45 i think.
     
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  13. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    I found out about Walker and Williams straps here, and the one I got for my Tennessee Rose is the best strap I own, and very comfortable.

    Here's mine:
    Walker & Williams GB-101 Bourbon Brown Padded Leather Strap Classic Live Oak Pattern  .jpg
     
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  14. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Great strap!
     
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  15. Beardog

    Beardog Country Gent

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    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
    Looks great!
     
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  16. Flouswa

    Flouswa Country Gent

    Looks great! Be sure to come in and update it after a few weeks to let us know how it does now as far as staying in tune. I'm really looking to solve this issue with mine. (as is a friend)
     
  17. kjmac

    kjmac Gretschie

    302
    Mar 7, 2018
    Omaha, NE
    I made the exact same mods to my recently purchased 2655T. The only difference was I used Wilkinson tuners and mine is Walnut finish. I did do something I seldom do and that was to remove the pick guard. It was kind of small and cheezy and took away from the look of the guitar. Other than that, I am thrilled with the results and she stays in tune even when I lean on the Bigsby a little bit. The picture was taken while I was in mid mod and hadn't yet installed the tuning BiggsFix or the new tuners. I really like the little thing.

    I had a terrible time finding the right case for it, but finally came across the exact Gretsch case for sale on Adorama.com for 119.99.

    Gretsch G2655T.jpg
     
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  18. DannyB

    DannyB Gretschie

    218
    Apr 26, 2019
    Michigan
    I love all the mods you did in your guitar! My one suggestion would be to keep the Broad'tron pickups, I have them on my 2622 Streamliner and I really love the unique sound to these pickups, particularly some of the great crunchy tones you can get when you have got the overdrive/gain on. Other than that, great work on the guitar.
     
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  19. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Synchromatic

    Age:
    53
    659
    Nov 11, 2018
    Paris, north down Montmartre hill
    Great mods!

    Me too, I do like the BroadTrons.
    If you have other Gretsch guitars, you should keep the stock pups on that one. If that's your only one, you should consider getting... another Gretsch guitar ;)
     
  20. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Looks great . I always like the products from " Hell Parts " . Cant wait for them to come out with a cool jack plate ( hint hint );)
     
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