Thoughts on my G5120

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by Skibbers, Mar 5, 2020.

  1. r0de0

    r0de0 Gretschie

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    Jul 7, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    Consider the string lock tying method and using Bens Nut Lube. 5120 cleaned up.jpg
     
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  2. Teledriver

    Teledriver Gretschie

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    Feb 12, 2011
    Iowa City, IA
    If you wanna keep the P90's I think you'll have to wrap some 220-grit sandpaper around a 1X1 stick of wood, after easing the edges of said stick, and make the pickguard fit. Not sure I've seen a pickguard for p90's and a 5120.
    As was said earlier, if you want 'the' Gretsch sound go with Filtertron style pups, but it's your call of course. Personally, I like the look without a pickguard. Again, that's your personal preference/playing style. Not sure I'm totally used to playing mine without one, but I'm committed at this point. I use my pinky as a 'brace', and without one I use the neck pup edge. Still feels odd, but as I said I'm committed. Can't bring myself to remove it from my Les Paul however. Sorry Slash, I'm more Jimmy Page.
     
  3. Skibbers

    Skibbers Electromatic

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    Feb 21, 2020
    Minneapolis
    I put the P-90’s in so I’m definitely keeping them. They’re stock size to the guitar. All of the G5120’s came with humbucker sized pickups so a pick guard that came in the bag labeled 5120 should fit. I might save the pick guard for future use and paint the back of the clear one.
     
  4. jay_mci

    jay_mci Electromatic

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    Feb 9, 2019
    indiana
    That silver pickguard looks like its for filtertrons
     
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