reverened soft spring

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by jay_mci, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. jay_mci

    jay_mci Electromatic

    18
    Feb 9, 2019
    indiana
    I just installed one on my g5420 after having a 1 inch spring and what a difference. Before, the bigsby didnt feel or sound responsive enough and I had to use a bit of force to get it to do what I wanted. After installing the soft spring its so much more useable to me. With less spring tension I was worried about tuning stability but its just as good as it was with the 1 inch spring. I highly recommend 1 of these springs and at 10 bucks shipped I feel its a steal.
     
  2. radd

    radd Synchromatic

    952
    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    They have worked great for me in my Gretschs.
     
  3. Les Pedals

    Les Pedals Gretschie

    129
    Mar 29, 2017
    South Jersey
    Have em’ in all of my Bigsby’s. Always will!
     
  4. diamoroso

    diamoroso Electromatic

    85
    Feb 4, 2019
    San Diego, CA
    Yeah, added one to mine as well, definitely a difference.
     
  5. speedicut

    speedicut Country Gent

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    I've been hearing about these for a while now...just ordered 3
     
  6. Joey L

    Joey L Synchromatic

    513
    Jun 24, 2016
    White Plains, NY
    Put one on my 5420 and Epi ES295. It made a big difference to touch. Excellent low cost mod.
     
  7. G5422T

    G5422T Synchromatic

    555
    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Love the Reverend Spring.

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  8. Limuz

    Limuz Gretschie

    215
    Sep 8, 2012
    Netherlands
    Of all the mods I've done to my guitars, I feel that the soft spring was the best bang for my buck. The pick that came with the package has also become my main one. Bonus!
     
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  9. radd

    radd Synchromatic

    952
    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
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  10. cqscqs

    cqscqs Gretschie

    190
    Dec 8, 2013
    midwest
    I have one, (and a 2017 5420). It seems like the spring is so much bigger than the one that came with the guitar. The Bigsby handle is at a completely different angle (without strings). Is that OK? Do you just push the handle down with string pressure and it all evens out? there seems to be a considerable difference...thanks
     
  11. Rock Lajoint

    Rock Lajoint Gretschie

    414
    Nov 16, 2014
    Sussex, England
    On my shopping list for my 2420T this week.
    Considering a Duane arm as well, although replacing the B60 with a B6 V is also an option but that will cost me half what I paid for the guitar.
     
  12. LA Miles

    LA Miles Country Gent

    Dec 6, 2012
    UPSTATE NY
    Some Gretsch come with a 7/8 spring some are an inch. All Rev. and Bricks are an inch I believe. Swapping inch/inch should make a big diff. - 7/8 for an inch will make less of a diff. Also, keeping the nylon washer/spacer in or not will make a diff., you'll need to experiment but can't hurt anything(famous last words ;) )
     
  13. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I have 3 bricks biggs fix squishy springs and one reverend soft spring. I actually like the bricks more, not that there’s much difference.
    Also, bricks doesn’t charge shipping for GT members!

    https://bricksbiggsfix.com/product/sss/
     
  14. mandobandit

    mandobandit Electromatic

    37
    Apr 1, 2019
    Ohio
    I had the reverend spring out of my Guild in my new 6120 players edition, I decided I needed to put one back in the Guild.
    I opted for the Bricks as I wanted gold plated to match the rest of the hardware, much prefer the Bricks spring.
     
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  15. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I have some of the Reverend springs, But I switched to the Bricks Biggs Fix springs because I wanted gold springs to match the hardware on some of my guitars. I actually prefer the feel of the Bricks Biggs Fix springs over the Reverends.
     
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  16. GreatGretsch

    GreatGretsch Country Gent

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pittsburgh suburbs
    Just ordered the Reverend
     
  17. cqscqs

    cqscqs Gretschie

    190
    Dec 8, 2013
    midwest
    The Revverend spring I have is larger/higher than the spring that came with the 5420, is what I meant. Probably by about 20%. Is that the norm? (and those famous last words are often true for me hahah)
    Thanks
     
  18. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Yes, it’s totally normal that it’s higher, it’ll still work great/better than the one that it came with.
     
  19. LA Miles

    LA Miles Country Gent

    Dec 6, 2012
    UPSTATE NY
    Hi - again, yes and no. The Rev. is 1 inch. Most(I believe) stock Gretsch are 1 inch with one more coil and a bit thicker - hence stiffer. Some Gretsch stock springs are shorter, about 7/8". Sounds like yours was 7/8" and was what Gretsch wanted on your 5420. I seem to remember my 5420 was shorter. So short answer is yes, I'd say it's normal.

    Be nice to be able to source a 7/8 softer spring.
     
  20. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Anyone try the Duesenberg “Bigsby style” springs?
     
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