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So glad it didn't sell!

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by vyndance, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. vyndance

    vyndance Gretschie

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    Dec 12, 2014
    Bear Valley Springs, CA
    Had this on Reverb for about 2 months and I didn't get a nibble. So I kept looking at it and thinking of the things I didn't like. So I changed them and boy do I like now. Gone is the B70 and figured while I had it apart I'd ditch the tone knob and add a mud switch. With a hybrid set of 9-46 you can bend the snot out of the strings and check with the strobe 10 minutes later and it's still in tune. Glad I kept it!

    Before 20180203_092057.jpg

    After 20180414_142147.jpg
     
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  2. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    I could totally cause a ruckus with that!
     
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  3. mschafft

    mschafft Gretschie

    274
    Jan 19, 2017
    Switzerland
    Looks much better with the new tailpiece IMO. Nice!
     
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  4. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Sometimes the best things are those that don't happen.
     
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  5. russmack

    russmack Country Gent

    May 1, 2017
    ballina australia
    I really like.

    Russ
     
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  6. benjwri

    benjwri Country Gent

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    Oct 27, 2011
    Central ON Can
    On mine, I covered the screw holes with a steerhead cover plate. Have a pic...just can't find it:D
     
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  7. vyndance

    vyndance Gretschie

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    Dec 12, 2014
    Bear Valley Springs, CA
    Find the picture!
     
  8. benjwri

    benjwri Country Gent

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    Oct 27, 2011
    Central ON Can
    jan17 028.JPG GretschSteerhead.jpg

    This was the prototype. Looks like I'll have to take over.
     
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  9. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Does anyone have a vector file of the steerhead logo? What I've found is a pixel format and too low res to trace.
     
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  10. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Glad you kept it too . Could you tell me about that cabinet . Back in the early 80s , I had a Fender Twin Reverb and a cabinet like that ( 2-12 ) . I called it my Fender Twin Reverb " Stack " . I haven't seen a cabinet like that since then . Nice rig BTW
     
  11. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Glad that you did not sell it. I usually miss a guitar as soon as I have to give it away.
     
  12. rockinforJesus

    rockinforJesus Synchromatic

    507
    Nov 7, 2014
    Upstate New York
    @vyndance I have been considering the pickup configuration you used.
    Can you tell me how the Hilo blends with the Blacktop?
    Thx
     
  13. vyndance

    vyndance Gretschie

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    Dec 12, 2014
    Bear Valley Springs, CA
    It's a fake! It's actually an old Bugera 212 cabinet. I got it and the 333 head that goes with it for next to nothing. The cabinet is built from plywood and MDF and is a tank. So all I did was add 2 8 ohm WGS V30's the Fender cloth and logo to go with the Bassman.
     
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  14. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Nice job
     
  15. vyndance

    vyndance Gretschie

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    Dec 12, 2014
    Bear Valley Springs, CA
    The guitar is a 5655t-CB and came with those pickups. They sound really great together. The Super Hilotron is a sound all it's own and I'd like to find another for the neck but they are as scarce as unicorns!
     
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  16. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    I just made a quick and dirty EPS of that little image, let me know if you want me to email it to you. GretschSteerhead-1.jpg
     
  17. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    I have a common vector file of the Roundup version, needs work in my opinion but gets you halfway there.
     
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  18. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

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    Aug 15, 2008
    england
    Obviously u don't give them away????
     
  19. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Obviously u don't give them away????
    No. I had to sell them. Have you ever had to give something away for free and without need?
    Strange reply.
     
  20. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    No. I had to sell them to save my familie`s ass. Have you ever had to give something away for free and without need?
    Strange reply.