NGD sort of, 5622T, new to Gretsch

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by EESmith, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Congrats on your 5622, EESmith!

    I got my hands on a used 3 Super HiLoTron pickups 5622 at the Nashville GC, and I really liked it. The 3 pickups probably appealed to me because I also play Strats. I'm pretty sure that with the right amp sim, you'll really grow to love that guitar.

    Unfortunately for me, I was making a decision on a new car, so I couldn't pull the trigger. :(
  2. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    @thunder58 will like this, I also put a jack plate on mine.


    The only pic I have that sorta shows the ABM 2400 bridge

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  3. EESmith

    EESmith Electromatic

    Jun 6, 2019
    Plymouth, IN
    I never noticed that it doesn't have a jack plate, or a bridge base for that matter.
  4. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
  5. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Cool geet sir,congrats,and of course ,i love the colour!

    Although the Electro i'd like is the old 5422 in bright red with the hump block inlays,just something about it that pushes my buttons!:cool:
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2019
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  6. I never noticed a B50 Bigsby with the maybe original hardtail tailpiece left on (?) for looks I guess (?)
    or, a nice experiment to go back and forth for comparison maybe.

    or, is that a combo of a Bigsby to a hardtail or somethin' (?) I'm confused.
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2019
  7. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    That's a Bigsby B70. It's like a B30, but with a tension-roller.
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  8. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    The semi-hollow models come with fixed bridges, because the center block gives them something solid to mount the bushings into. Hence the lower bridge, shallower neck angle, and tension-roller Bigsby on these guitars. It's the same on my 5620. I swapped out my fixed bridge for a Bigsby bridge on a floating base, but it required a fair amount of elbow grease to sand down the bridge base to keep my action from being sky-high.
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  9. EESmith

    EESmith Electromatic

    Jun 6, 2019
    Plymouth, IN
    I figured as much. I'm not complaining, it just dawned on me when I saw radd's guitar; and here I've been playing mine for hours each day since I got it.
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  10. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Yes I had the very same guitar.
    I really liked this guitar. I had no problems with the bridge & all I did was fit Schaller strap locks.
    I really loved the SuperHiloTron pick ups. Preferred them to Blacktops. To my ears The Hilo’s had more of the Gretsch chime.
    I only sold this guitar as I wasn’t using it at all after I got my White Falcon.
    I kinda regret letting her go now & might even get another sometime in the future.
    Congrats & enjoy her!
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