New Bridge Day!

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by stiv, May 30, 2017.

  1. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    Here at last!
    I bought it a couple of months ago. It's a rocking bar bridge I found on an italian website, coming from a pre FMIC Western 6120, that the guy stated was an '89 like my Nashville. He sold the guitar with a Compton replacement, so this he put the original bridge on the market and I grabbed it for cheap (around 40 euros, all included).
    It's been a bit of a bet as I didn't know my neck radius and if could match the bridge radius, but I imagined that, coming from the same year of production, the two may match.
    My guitar tech installed it last week and I've already tested it on the road (I had a gig last saturday, with a band that plays Neil Young covers). It felt good and sounded good. No extra noises added (like in my old stock roller bridge), especially on the high E that was the string who suffered most from the rollers (everytime you played it there was a sort of "slapping" sound along with the note), and I felt that a bit of extra sustain and note clarity has been added. So good!
    P.s. Tip for the guys who wants to play Neil Young-sounding solos on a Gretsch: you need one of those 80's Deluxe Memory Man (and a big single coil pickup, like a De Armond or a P90)... man, those things have a pre circuit that can really boost your signal... It's like having a boost and a delay together in a pedal. I played the whole gig with just my Wampler Black '65 always on (my main amp has a very good built in reverb) and that pedal alone for solos. Sweet!
  2. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    I have one on my 5120 , love it
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  3. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Congrats man, always feels good to find something that works better. And speaking of preamps n delays, if you are unaware.......take a look at the Nocturne Mystery Brain. It may be right up your alley. ;)
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  4. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Congrats on finding a deal on the bridge, and getting the tone you wanted!
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  5. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
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