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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by MacStevenXIII, Jan 8, 2016.
Interesting? are there any sound videos' available for it yet?
It fits plush in the g5622t case, so it must be similar in size, likely weight too by the sounds of it.
Was thinking about fitting a bigsby, novice with tinkering though. Will have to do a bit of reading up.
Unfortunately, yes most likely. You could always plug the visible holes from the stop tailpiece with some rubber like the 335 shown early in this thread:
I don't mind the look of those rubber plugs actually. Maybe that's the way to go. Sounds like fitting a bigsby is usually straightforward, originally before I got this I was looking at the g5420 and a bigsby went on those without much fuss.
Even better if you're thinking of using a B6/B60, as the process will be reversible with no new screw holes on the guitars top. I assume either of those models will work, can't see why not, given there's enough string break angle from the Bigsby to the bridge. (Looks to me that there will be).
It wasn't enough on my G5622T LH, so the strings escaped the bridge. For that test I simply removed the front roller of the B7. You need a minimum of 7 - 8 degrees of break angle to have a satisfactory tremolo working : that's also the angle that you find on B6/G5420, B6/G6119. If you only find 5 degrees on your G2622 (like it was on my G5622), it won't work.
Thanks for the into, hcsterg. I wonder if that means one of the long G tailpieces would not work very well on a G2622T. Though I think it would be okay. Must do some research.
A couple potential solutions that do not involve drilling into the top:
Check out to towner down bar or whatever its called. You can put on a non-tension bar bigsby, and then use the existing holes for the stop tailpiece with the hardware as the tension bar:
Also consider the duesenberg les trem II, which also drops in at the stop tailpiece (assuming it is the right size; it is not on my epi les paul so I need to machine the holes larger on the trem). http://www.ebay.com/itm/TREMOLO-DUE...Paul-Guitar-CHROME-TM85C-Export-/111624863619
is this a signal that Gretsch is dropping "Electromatic" on the headstock of the Electromatic line?
Thanks for the ideas - I like the towner bar option. Have you any experience with them?
Also, would a b3 work ok with a towner bar? Saves me having to put a screw in the top.
No, not personally. The maker is a member here. I think it is @cjtowner .
Edit: I think I found the member here who is the maker of the Towner, and also did a quick search and didn't see anyone here who has used one.
I don't remember who, but someone here did use one and was happy with the results.
That's my recollection, as well.
I think it's unlikely, this is just another Fender-ish tier to expand the lower end of the range. The Gretsch 'bullets' if you will.
I caved and bought a G2622T in the Torino Green. It's due to arrive tomorrow - I'll make sure I post pics. I have plans to mod it, of course.
How much do these work out to be in US dollars?
This works out to be $500
which means that stateside it will probably be around 20% less than that-- USA street price will most likely be in the neighborhood of $400.
Hey! Don't rub it in.