So I beat GAS for $10...$16 if you include shipping...

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by CousinWarsh, Nov 6, 2019.

  1. CousinWarsh

    CousinWarsh Synchromatic

    562
    Jun 24, 2018
    Western NY
    I stopped by one of my favorite local guitar stores last week and he had a really nice used 6120 Jr. that was a little slice of heaven. I was there for an hour or so and really liked this guitar. One of the best things about every high end Gretsch I’ve ever played was the Bigsby, so smooth a real pleasure to play.
    I left without the guitar, went home and played my 5125 with the creaky stiff Bigsby and decided that I’ve ignored the good advice of this forum long enough. My new BiggsFix squishy spring arrived yesterday and what a difference! That’s the best and easiest way to improve a guitar ever!
    I still sort of want to go back for the Jr., but this new spring has me honeymooning with my old guitar all over again. ( pic included I guess I could post in the raisin thread)


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  2. dlew919

    dlew919 Synchromatic

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    Jul 18, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    The best way indeed. I put reverend springs in mine. Both work beautifully.


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  3. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    I find the Rev spring to be ever so slightly springier.....the SS is cool too. It really depends on how much “softening” you want.
     
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  4. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I have a squishy springs in my Falcon, and in my B16 telecaster because they work great in both of those.
    I keep stock springs in my 5420t and my 5129 nowadays. They tend to keep better tuning stability with the firm springs.
     
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  5. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    That’s weird.....I’ve never had a tuning issue induced by a soft spring on any Bigs equipped guitar. The nut just has to be well dressed(of course).
     
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  6. G5422T

    G5422T Synchromatic

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    May 24, 2012
    usa
    No tuning issues with my Soft Spring guitars either.

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    My Phoenix is one of the most tuning stable Gretsches that I have.

    Soft Spring, screwed down Bigsby, Tru-Arc Serpentune, Callaham string through bar, and D'Adario 10-46 strings.
     
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  7. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Love the baby drummer picture. Used to have that in my office.
     
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  8. CousinWarsh

    CousinWarsh Synchromatic

    562
    Jun 24, 2018
    Western NY
    Since the last group I was in broke up he’s the only drummer I have :)
     
  9. Freshy

    Freshy Synchromatic

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    Sep 30, 2017
    Homosassa FLA
    To me the Rev is at least 25% more on the squishy side. Which I think is a good thing. And its free shipping.
     
  10. Freshy

    Freshy Synchromatic

    Age:
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    685
    Sep 30, 2017
    Homosassa FLA
    He is already better on the kick than me. The point being no kick is better than a kick that is consistently off tempo. Other than that I could have been a good drummer.:(:oops:
     
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  11. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    Your G5125 looks great dressed like Cash. I think Johnny would approve.
     
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