NGD: Bird of Prey

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by calebaaron666, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    My 2004 6136T White Falcon landed today!
    She needed some new strings and that’s about it! Of course I didn’t think about taping the bridge in place! OOPS!:mad:
    No big whoop, really. I fixed the intonation, no big deal.
    I may get some double stick tape for the bridge base, a DE handle and some strap locks at some point, but that’s the extent of my planned modifications. I thought I’d hate the space control bridge, but I like it a lot.
    These HS Filtertrons sound fantastic! Whoever owned this before took care to adjust them to the sweet spots.
    After giving the new strings a stretch or two, I plugged it in to both my Fender Custom Deluxe Reverb and my Supro Tremo-Verb. She sounded incredible through both.
    Anyway, I’m excited to get to know this bird in the coming days and weeks.
    Thanx for looking!
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2019
  2. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    Congrats on this beauty. Sure brings back memories of the one that I had.

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  3. vidiot72

    vidiot72 Gretschie

    Aug 31, 2009
    Montgomery, Alabama
    We’re falcon brothers!!! I got mine today too haha!
  4. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Yay!!!! You got her!!! She’s awesome! Congrats, enjoy & welcome to club Falcon ;)
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  5. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    LOVELY! Congrats in a big way!
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  6. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Wow, vertical logo too. Congrats!
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  7. Outlaw

    Outlaw Synchromatic

    Jul 13, 2011
    Quality total Quality!!!
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  8. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    The title of your thread threw me off a bit as I'm dealing with a few " birds of prey " at work / Animal control .
    Anywaaaay ..... beautiful guitar . Congrats and enjoy
  9. Spidey

    Spidey Gretschie

    Jan 14, 2015
    Pacific Northwest
    Man,... that's gorgeous, congrats!! Thanks for showing
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  10. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017

    Lots of ways to pin it if you decide not to use tape. Chet’s tech used to pin the bridge discreetly through the bridge riser (whatever it’s called) hole. I can’t remember which site I pulled it from.

    Otherwise just slap quick painters tape around bridge base while doing a full string change and call it done. That’s what I did with my 99 HR.
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  11. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Ooooomph! Kapow! Dang!!!!!
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  12. dreamingGretsch

    dreamingGretsch Gretschie

    Oct 12, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    woohoo. congrats.. thats the dream right there!
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  13. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    Nice family shot, congrats on the bird!
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  14. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Awesome! Let’s see it!
  15. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Happy to be part of the club. Normally, I’d never want to be part of any club that’d have someone like me as a member.;)
  16. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Thanx Rich. Good luck with your bird problem!
    (Ps, the falcon came with a beautiful case:))
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  17. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats, nice one!
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  18. CousinWarsh

    CousinWarsh Synchromatic

    Jun 24, 2018
    Western NY
    Nice box! Congratulations!
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  19. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Congratulations! She's a beauty.

    Try a little cello rosin under the bridge instead of double-stick tape. It'll keep your bridge from sliding around without marring your finish.
  20. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Yeah, I’m going to try double stick tape for the time being.
    Maaaaaybe in the future I’ll look into having it pinned.
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