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  1. Back in Black replied to the thread How to avoid gold plating wearing off?.

    That's me! I've bought new gold plated parts and intentionally ''relic'd'' them in the typical locations intentionally to get rid of...

    Nov 25, 2020 at 12:57 PM
  2. Back in Black liked AllenK's post in the thread How to avoid gold plating wearing off?.

    Yes. Some folks pay a premium to have a new guitar made artificially to look like a "relic".

    Nov 25, 2020 at 12:52 PM
  3. Back in Black attached a file to the thread Adding a Bigsby to a 1978 Country Club without drilling new holes - Possible?.

    S/S, A Gretsch/Bigsby ''V'' tailpiece will retrofit, and maintain the vintage appeal, however, you will have to drill new holes for...

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  4. Back in Black liked SilverSeattle's post in the thread Adding a Bigsby to a 1978 Country Club without drilling new holes - Possible?.

    Hello Folks, I'm new to the forum but have been playing Gretsch since I was a kid. The image shows my dad's 1954 6015 which I...

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  5. Back in Black replied to the thread Tuner hole size? G5232T.

    HR, Objective is not to keep drum center, but to carefully remove a slight amount of material from the circumference of the hole. How...

    Nov 25, 2020 at 10:57 AM
  6. Back in Black liked Mr. Lumbergh's post in the thread Tuner hole size? G5232T.

    Good call on the reamer; I found out the hard way doing this on my 5120 back in the day that a drill bit will dig its way in more...

    Nov 25, 2020 at 10:46 AM
  7. Back in Black attached a file to the thread Avoid doing this at home.

    RRG... [ATTACH] BIB.

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  8. Back in Black liked RatRod Gentleman's post in the thread Avoid doing this at home.

    So I had this idea that I wanted to make my own pick guard and things just went from there. Many will have seen photos of this guitar...

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  9. Back in Black attached a file to the thread Tuner hole size? G5232T.

    HR, If you do end up enlarging the holes, don't use anything potentially damaging as a reamer. Use a Dremel, with a small drum sander...

    dremel drum sander.png Nov 24, 2020 at 8:22 AM
  10. Back in Black attached a file to the thread I need a case now.

    Nick, When I bought my MY project Jet this past June, I also bought this Gretsch Monogrammed Jet case, I believe I paid $125 CDN, that...

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  11. Back in Black replied to the thread What we need here is a good Swearing Forum....

    FB, Thanks for the post, the Malcolm in TO is new, with crazy pricing. The used one is in Cambridge, it's had two short term owners...

    Nov 23, 2020 at 1:01 PM
  12. Back in Black liked 67Firebird's post in the thread What we need here is a good Swearing Forum....

    Sounds like a headache. Long and Mcquade has one available new in Toronto and one used somewhere else in Ontario. You can support a...

    Nov 23, 2020 at 12:37 PM
  13. Back in Black replied to the thread Tone pot change.

    Mal, Send a note to TV Jones, tell them what you need and want, they'll fab up a tone pot for you with the correct K/cap for your...

    Nov 22, 2020 at 4:30 PM
  14. Back in Black replied to the thread Hi from BC Canada, question on Bigsby.

    Hey H, Welcome aboard! Appears to be an original B3, does the end piece have a large center hole, or just a small screw hole for the...

    Nov 21, 2020 at 5:43 AM
  15. Back in Black replied to the thread Is Gretsch building a FSR "Dark Eyes" model?.

    JC, Super cool vintage pics...guitar not so much... An easy project guitar to put together...big $$$$ for a CS version, no takers...

    Nov 20, 2020 at 3:28 PM