Working on a Jet is sooooo easy

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by radd, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    Never been a fan of the loose fitting cheaper jacks. Switchcraft jacks don’t cost much and they work great.

    How nice putting a new jack in a solid body as opposed to my thinline I did awhile back

    The thinline, a bit of a production


    The Jet, such great access


    Soldering done


    Quick test, works, even have sound, imagine that


    So answer me this. How come I take the old jack I don’t like and would never reuse and put it in my parts bin instead of chucking it? Don’t know myself....
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  2. Floo

    Floo Country Gent

    Dec 16, 2012
    Elmshorn, Germany
    Me neither. I do it all the time: flimsy old jacks, short pieces of wire, cheap knobs... one day I'm gonna throw them all away. Really!
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  3. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz

    No kidding. I still have all the crap wiring and cheap pots I pulled out of my 15 yr old Epi. That and a bunch of other crap along with old motorcycle parts.....I stopped riding after 50 yrs of riding, why keep it! I’m not a horder, I get rid of stuff all the time.....But old parts.....
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  4. Sean McILwaine

    Sean McILwaine Synchromatic

    Dec 26, 2012
    London UK
    Because you never know when you might need it. I'm the same, once in a blue moon there is often a scrap of something that is helpful.
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  5. A-Zed

    A-Zed Electromatic

    Jun 15, 2017
    Canberra Australia
    It’ll come in handy, even if you never need it.

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  6. ramjac

    ramjac Synchromatic

    Aug 14, 2011
    I use the old parts to build test circuits. Avoids the need for doing rework on the new parts.
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  7. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz

    I’m not the best at soldering so I do take old crappy pots and practice on them sometimes.
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  8. afire

    afire Country Gent

    Try doing a hollowbody with no access panels or f-holes. And how 'bout throwing in trestle bracing to make it just that much harder to pull things through unobstructed. I pulled the harness on my '59 Gent for cleaning once, and I will never, ever do that again.
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  9. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz

    Oh my god! No thanks, I’ll take a hard pass on that project

    How did you do it?
  10. afire

    afire Country Gent

    For starters, once I realized what I was in for, it took me about six months to stop putting it off. Then a whole lot of surgical tubing, fishing line, cursing, and booze. Lots of booze.
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  11. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz

    I like it......l
  12. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Country Gent

    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    What I call The John Hartford syndrome:
  13. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    AWSOME !! Screen Shot 2019-11-07 at 8.58.57 PM.png
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