plan on buying a g5420tg 59

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by jay_mci, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. jay_mci

    jay_mci Newbie

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    Feb 9, 2019
    indiana
    As the title says im looking at the g5420tg 59. I plqn on swapping the bridge on it and am looking at tje compton bridge in stainless steel. I was wondering if these are a direct replacement as I would like to keep the base of the bridge itself.
     
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  2. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Welcome!
    I just bought that very same guitar last week. It’s awesome.
    I’m also ordering a stainless steel compton later this week (when i get paid).
    I emailed Wayne and told him the model of my guitar and he knows what will fit. Goes right on the existing posts.
     
  3. jay_mci

    jay_mci Newbie

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    Feb 9, 2019
    indiana
    Thanks thats just the info I was looking for.
     
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  4. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Welcome to the forum, Jay!
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  5. CaliforniaSlim

    CaliforniaSlim Gretschie

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    Welcome - IMG_1619.jpg It drops right in - here is mine w/compton.
     
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  6. capnhiho

    capnhiho Gretschie

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    Feb 16, 2013
    California
    You can’t go wrong with a SS Compton on a 5420!
    Check out mine in my avatar photo. :)
     
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  7. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I just ordered my compton! I went with aluminum instead of SS. I love the sound my aluminum tru-arc. It’s been hell trying to decide!
     
  8. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    Welcome to GT Jay!
     
  9. Winterwind

    Winterwind Gretschie

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    Dec 17, 2018
    London, Ontario
    Okay, I've got to ask... What does that Compton bring to the table that the stock bridge on the 5420 doesn't? I've never had issues with stock bridges on any instruments I've owned (aside from Rics which I no longer own) but since I intend to get back into music, at least recording, positive tweaks are a good thing.
     
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  10. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

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  11. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    Helps with tone(solid bar bridge is better than pot metal rattle-matic), and often tuning stability. Now if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it......but........
     
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  12. Winterwind

    Winterwind Gretschie

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    Dec 17, 2018
    London, Ontario
    Good to know, thanks.
     
  13. Beardog

    Beardog Synchromatic

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  14. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Yeah, if the stock bridge pleases you, keep it!
    I like the way notes and chords ring out and keep ringing with a solid chunk of metal.
    Also, there’s no moving parts that can rattle.
     
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  15. Silr146

    Silr146 Electromatic

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    Feb 7, 2019
    Canada
    Where can one get a compton bridge?
     
  16. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine