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    How Many Here Do Not Own Any Gretsch Guitars?

    I've got one G5622T that I polished up ready to sell a while ago. I haven't missed it, but got it out recently to play it and still didn't feel it, so it will be sold soon. Just doesn't work for me and I've since built a Cabronita Telecaster using the TV Jones pickups I originally bought for the...
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    What is your favorite TV Jones Filtertron

    I've only compared TV Jones Classic/Classic Plus to Gretsch Filtertrons (can't even remember exactly which model now). I swapped them over in my G5622T and then put the Gretsch Filtertrons back in. The G5622T came with some other pickups which I stupidly swapped out (and destroyed in the process...
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    I scratched my itch, the Esquire itch

    I got it from a place called Croxguitars. Initially tried sanding off just the 'Telecaster' bit, but wasn't happy it would look good, so just sanded the whole headstock face and fitted the whole decal. Since it's a Fender neck I can't see any issue before anyone gets grumpy with me. I might have...
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    I scratched my itch, the Esquire itch

    I put an Esquire together a couple of years back. I didn't have the space to spray at the time, so I bought a pre-finished body. Wasn't my first choice as I didn't really want an aged body, but it kind of grew on me. Sadly it was also a very heavy body, so I've disassembled it and used the parts...
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    Marshall VS Bassman!

    I think all this thread shows is that we all have different tastes and even different opinions on what is distortion/overdrive. I know Waxhead loves Mesa Boogie and I really wanted to like them too (partly because 'Boogie' is part of our band name too :D), but I just couldn't get on with the...
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    Back to the rehearsal!

    I guess things are a little different over here. We started rehearsing again back sometime, maybe May? Things didn't work out with the original singer, but we found another one and she is really good and gets the audience joining in/dancing, generally very good positive character. We did an...
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    Rickenbacker

    Apologies @Ashley1983 I'd delete my post, but this site doesn't seem to allow edits after a certain time period. Got carried away with the others posting pictures of theirs. Ironically (considering what site we're on) I couldn't bond with my Gretsch, hence ending up with the Rickenbacker to...
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    Rickenbacker

    I had never played a Rickenbacker until October this year. I was on the look out for a bright red guitar in memory of my Dad (his favourite colour) and came across a limited edition 330 in Pillar box red. I did a lot of research and almost talked myself out of it due to the comments about narrow...
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    TV Jones found a new home

    Well I broke a string on my Strat on the second song, so I started 'Cocaine' on the Strat, and finished it (and the rest of the set) on the new Cabronita. Kind of a baptism of fire. :D It worked well, just slightly lower output than my (active) Strat, so I need to plan for some kind of in line...
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    TV Jones found a new home

    Thanks for your kind words. :) I wired in the capacitors to the pull switch today: It gives a bit of smoothness to the sound, different values for each pickup. I think I might tweak the bridge pickup value for a lower one as it's gone a bit like the 'cocked wah' that some Esquires have. Put it...
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    TV Jones found a new home

    Thanks; not surprisingly it sounds very similar to when those pickups were in my Gretsch. Just a little brighter maybe, no tone circuit (yet) to reduce the highs, plus the totally different body and scale length too, but not as different as I thought it might be. That's a good point though...
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    TV Jones found a new home

    @new6659 I used a dual action polisher with various foam pads. I used a medium grade of polish first, then changed to a softer pad and a finer grade of polish to finish it off. I do the same on the guitars I spray: Usually don't wet sand so long as there aren't any bits/flies/hairs in the finish...
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    TV Jones found a new home

    Meanwhile, back to the main story... I did the set up and found another piece of foam to put under the neck pickup so I could set it to the height recommended in the box the pickups came with. Tried it out through my Marshall Mini Jubliee and 2x12 Greenback cab: I think I prefer it...
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    TV Jones found a new home

    Axecaster 'import' switch tip...£2.00 (about $2.50 I guess?). Cheaper than buying a Switchcraft short switch with matching metal tip for about £18. I'm considering early retirement next spring, so I'm turning into a spend thrift. :) If I did strip it I already have everything I need other than...


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