My new 2010 G5120

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by John Drummond, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. John Drummond

    John Drummond Electromatic

    57
    Feb 26, 2016
    United Kingdom
    I've spent the last few weeks modding some Streamliners that I picked up and while doing so I also picked up a pristine 2010 G5120 and spent the week modding that here's the results.
    2010 G5120
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    Bone Nut
    Grover V97c Machine heads
    Silver G5420 Pickguard
    HS Filter'Tron Pickups
    Silver Pickup Bezels
    Bigsby “Duane Eddy” Tremolo Arm
    Aluminium ABR-1 Bridge
    Treble Bleed Mod
    Spraque Hyrel .022 Capacitor
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2019
  2. johnny g

    johnny g Synchromatic

    733
    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Nice job. great guitar.
     
  3. jfassett

    jfassett Gretschie

    291
    Dec 9, 2017
    Tucson
    Nice! I have a 5122 and a 5420 and I love the feel of the 5122 much more! Did a bunch of mods to the 5122 as well.
     
  4. jay_mci

    jay_mci Electromatic

    15
    Feb 9, 2019
    indiana
    What did it take to get the duane eddy arm on what im assuming is a b60 bigsby. Im thinking about adding it to my 5420t.
     
  5. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
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    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Cool,looks great!
     
  6. CousinWarsh

    CousinWarsh Gretschie

    323
    Jun 24, 2018
    Western NY
  7. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Looks great ...miss my 5120
     
  8. Beardog

    Beardog Synchromatic

    Age:
    55
    728
    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
    Nice one, congrats!
     
  9. sh4rkbyt3

    sh4rkbyt3 Gretschie

    142
    Mar 8, 2019
    Elkton, MD
    Very nice! The Silver pickgaurd with the Silver pickup bezels really make the tops of the pickups stand out strong!
     
  10. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
  11. John Drummond

    John Drummond Electromatic

    57
    Feb 26, 2016
    United Kingdom
    To swap the arm over is actually quite easy as long as you take it slow and steady & keep remeasuring. The B-60's string bar is 10mm across whereas the US models including B-6 are 9.2mm so to make it fit you to enlarge the hole on the US mounting bracket. I used a 4 step hand reamer like this.
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    The mounting bracket is made from very soft alminium so just take it super slow and keep checking (also remember to remove the hex bolt that tightens it to the arm - First one I forgot to do it and only remembered when I heard a weird grinding noise) I also turn the bracket over and go from the other side once I'm half way though (Keeps it from sloping) Once reamed just slide new bracket and arm on, tighten up and your good to go.

    Heres a link on evilbay for the right kind of reamer in the US
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    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GPMQ5007...913624&hash=item5d6a0afa88:g:hAMAAOSw4f5YCi~m

    Good luck and always remember measure twice, ream once. anything you need give a shout.
     
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  12. John Drummond

    John Drummond Electromatic

    57
    Feb 26, 2016
    United Kingdom
    To swap the arm over is actually quite easy as long as you take it slow and steady & keep remeasuring. The B-60's string bar is 10mm across whereas the US models including B-6 are 9.2mm so to make it fit you to enlarge the hole on the US mounting bracket. I used a 4 step hand reamer like this.
    [​IMG]
    The mounting bracket is made from very soft alminium so just take it super slow and keep checking (also remember to remove the hex bolt that tightens it to the arm - First one I forgot to do it and only remembered when I heard a weird grinding noise) Once reamed just slide new bracket and arm on, tighten up and your good to go.

    Heres a link on evilbay for the right kind of reamer in the US
    [​IMG]

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GPMQ5007...913624&hash=item5d6a0afa88:g:hAMAAOSw4f5YCi~m
     
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