The Rat Rod is here!

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by 5120mantis, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Gretschie

    223
    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Sorry about the job, gives you more time to play the Rat Rod between job searches though.
    Nice demo also.
     
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  2. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Age:
    46
    Mar 6, 2011
    nj
  3. SAguitar

    SAguitar Electromatic

    83
    Jan 17, 2020
    Oregon
    Beautiful Rat Rod! Good luck on your job search, may it be short and fruitful.
     
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  4. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    Stunning guitar, dripping with cool! Congrats, and enjoy. Hope the jobs front is remedied easily.
     
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  5. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    Very cool man. Congrats!
     
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  6. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Age:
    46
    Mar 6, 2011
    nj
    I'm going to bring this to help one of my bands fine tune their set for their next show i'm curious to hear these pickups at stage volumes.
     
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  7. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Age:
    46
    Mar 6, 2011
    nj
    Well i got say at a higher volume the blacktops were pretty nice i'm still considering swapping them, i did notice that they're quick connect and that would mean needing a new harness also...so im undecided on the swap 20200308_140548.jpg
     
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  8. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    Whether or not you dig them tonally is up to you, but where I do NOT like the look of them on my white one.........they REALLY work visually on your guitar. You did a great job customizing.
     
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  9. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Age:
    46
    Mar 6, 2011
    nj
    Thanks, eager to see yours when your mods are finished, the red/black works well together, with the white, i see where it might not work for everyone.
     
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  10. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    Yeah, still waiting on a just a few final bits. Hopefully by the end of the week she'll be all put together.....
     
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  11. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Gretschie

    430
    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Great mods and good to her your loving it.
    Nice Orange, wouldn't mind trying out a rockverb or a rocker.
     
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  12. rake_ether

    rake_ether Gretschie

    104
    Aug 24, 2019
    Athens, GA USA
    These Rat Rods have got me reassessing my future Gretsch guitar buys. Being able to personalize is something I find very attractive and these just seem ideal for modding. A white one just went on my list (and the Setzer "smoke" has at least temporarily been removed).
     
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  13. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Age:
    46
    Mar 6, 2011
    nj
    I've practiced at that studio for a long time, and the owner/staff try to reserve the rockerverb 50 for me as much as possible, i LOVE that thing, and that studio!
     
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  14. DennisC

    DennisC Synchromatic

    Age:
    37
    847
    May 11, 2017
    Germany
    Blacktops are great pickups!

    The connectors ... I failed in finding out who makes these, and as I had planned to convert all my instruments with quick connectors - 2...5 pole, depends ... I bought a box of 2, 3, 4, 5 pole conncetors, male and female, and got my former BIL on board so we use the same and then can exchange pickups between us two and don't need to change anything about them - just off and in, done.

    If I wouldn't have only one hollowbody Gretsch, I might have kept my Blacktops, but as I only have one, and won't be able to buy another one that soon (maybe later this year, maybe next, who knows...), I had to install the Magnatrons. Which are fantastic pickups - a lot of single coil pickups sound darker, muddier, less focussed than those pieces of art and reason ... I, kinda, love them!

    I could look up which they were, got them from amazon. But I haven't installed any yet, they arrived after swapping the pickups.

    The dice knobs look right on those, even more than on the Setzer Hot Rod models, and if any hollowbody Gretsch is meant to have some pictures of Lily on'em, it's those ones! She looks cool!
     
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  15. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Age:
    46
    Mar 6, 2011
    nj
    Thanks, at home at lower volume i wasnt feeling the black tops i really love the guitar though plays great!
     
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  16. Ballnchain

    Ballnchain Newbie

    2
    Apr 3, 2020
    Phoenix
    Is that a Black Kat customs sticker? Great stuff!
     
  17. Ballnchain

    Ballnchain Newbie

    2
    Apr 3, 2020
    Phoenix
    Hi all, new here and got the white Rat Rod about a month ago. My first hollow body and I love it. Did a couple small mods. See the pics. Hope all are well!
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