Thoughts on my G5120

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

  1. r0de0

    r0de0 Gretschie

    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

    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

    Feb 21, 2020
    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

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