New Billy Bo Day...x 2

Discussion in 'Vintage Gretsch Discussion' started by dafreeze, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    Double congrats man!
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  2. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Sweet man! I want a Billy Bo too!
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  3. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    Double thanks, Sid!

    Thank ya Henry, and tracking update, they both arrive Friday via FedEx!
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  4. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Admin Post
    Congrats, Dave. Great catches.
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  5. Penguin

    Penguin Country Gent

    Nov 20, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    And I love it; thanks again Audept! :)
    And congrats dafreeze, you'll love yours too!
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  6. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    No regrets on the bridge, it's a perfect match! One thing I must mention: my Billy-Bo had a pinned bridge, and the intonation was slightly out for the Compton. I loosened the strings, pulled the bridge base off (it's a press-fit onto 2 Allen-key grubscrews), unscrewed the grubscrews out of the body, and then the bridge base was floating so I could make a tiny but crucial adjustment for intonation. This procedure only took a few minutes and is totally reversible.
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  7. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Super sweet... Congrats!
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  8. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Hey @dafreeze , so glad it all came together for you . Enjoy the guitars
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  9. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    Nice and Nice
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  10. Gretsch6120

    Gretsch6120 Gretschie

    Mar 7, 2010
    Kingston Ontario Canada
    Wow, when it rains it pours. Can't have to many Billy Bo's
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  11. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    I may not have been clear. Trying to share all this the last couple days from work while very busy with crap phone signal.This is what really impresses me;
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  12. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

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  13. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    Thanks Mark, I agree.

    Thanks Penguin, I'm sure I will

    Excellent, thanks Audept, mostly what I wanted to hear!...viola rosin

    I agree, thanks Merc

    As am I Rich, and I most certainly will, thank you!

    Thanks and thanks, Robbie

    I'm thinking two will do :)
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2019
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  14. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Congrats sir!

    I've missed 2 Bo's over the years,a red one locally ,it was gone by the time i got there!
    And a lovely ,but well gigged,black with silver sparkle binding,both under 2K.

    Procrastination is a terrible thing ya know...
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  15. Wozob

    Wozob Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    The Netherlands
    Congretschulations! I love the Billy Bo White Penguin. I've seen one for sale only once, but found it too expensive.
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  16. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    Thank you Woz! I hear you but scored her for only $200 more than the street price for a standard red model, which pushed me off the top of that fence.

    Thank you Sir! And I’m real fond of black and silver too.

    And I hear you regarding procrastination.

    Last month when TSims told us of that crazy crazy sale on that site that starts with an ‘A’ that sells cameras and stuff I waffled like a sissy not knowing if I could trust it.

    Had a -59LTV and Caddy Green Duo in my basket early that morning from here at work and was also thinking about a ‘59 Country Gent. Couldn’t decide which 2 of the 3 or whether I should just say blank it and get all three when all the prices started practically doubling and I blew it.
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  17. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I found that cello rosin works best.
  18. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass...I’ve read most think the Cello rosin works best for us but got the middle two mixed up in my head...some aspects about aging are a bit irritating but one of the many plusses are I can buy more and better toys
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