English is not my 1st language too... So no worry ! 😁;)
I simply meant that the effect of the pot is more spreaded all over its rotating travel, so the setting is more progressive to adjust, not acting like an on/off switch, if I can say so. I hope I'm clear ! :confused:😊
I personally built a...
Yes. Or nearly : only very careful and maniac friends.
I am helped by the fact that I am Lefty, so...
I am in a Music School Association, as an amateur player and repairman member : I always PEST against young musicians - and the director, a long time-friend - about the lack of care there is...
Hi @albertgen :
I have the 70s SF versions : TR/DR/PR/Champ...
- If you want That Great Gretsch Clean Tone on a DR, you will have it, no issue.
- If you want a Bluesy or Rock'n'Roll tone, you will have it also on DR, but it will be loud, as @BohemianLikeMe wrote !
I think that other G5220 G-T owners can answer more usefully than me, because :
- I am Lefty and I can't stand that goofy-reverse wiring.
- a Bigsby, my kingdom for a Bigsby, sorry Mr Towner.
- I love DC SHT pickups.
So you see that it is strictly personal, right ?
That said, if you are...
Ah, OK ! Now I see :rolleyes:... Thanks @Groutsch ! :)
Yes, this forum was a bit awkward about ergonomics and subscription, but they had a very interesting page - among many others, of course :
There is also a little French forum about Gretsch :
One of these days, I may subscribe there...
Bristol Fog ? Ha ! I did not know they issued a color with such a name... :D
Looking to the nice color of your guitar deters me from living in Bristol, though - if the local fog looks like this ! :eek:;)
Congratulations for your choice @alwinvrm :cool: : the G5220 is one of the most...
I never had nor heard a set of GrteschBuckers to have any opinion... They are usually sold dead cheap here in France, where nobody seems to consider a guitar pickup outside Seymour Duncan and TV Jones ! :rolleyes:
Cheap doesn't mean at all bad at all... And they have a look, moreover.
I see - thanks @General_Lee ! :)
I am mainly a Soul/Funk/Rhythm guitar player - think The Meters, Backyard Heavies, Booker-T and the MGs...
Those HiLoTrons RI are not so costy here via thomann.de (think 72E piece) so I should give it a go, then...
I fotunately found and bought a pair of DC...
Danelectro / ARTEC Lipstick pickups are for sure unique sounding ones... Moreover they work well with Gretsch HS FT :
Gold Foil pickups (RI or not : same 50s construction) used on Supro and the like should be considered as unique tone as well :
Grandfathers Clock ? Sorry, I thought that you were speaking about this :
Our home "Grandfathers Clock", in French Pendule or Horloge de Parquet, dated 1880.
Ah, OK. It's a Banjo tune... :oops:😕
Congratulations @L Robbins - like all those string acoustic instruments, it's a difficult art...
Unfortunately, I have no experience about the true HiloTrons, only the DC SHT... :(
I read several times that they were weak and noisy pickups, though well appreciated paradoxically...
How do they sound ? Like Fender Tele or Strat pickups ? How do they compare to HS FT, BT FT ?
Ha ! @Henry... This time, I had to use the Google Transaltor to decipher your crazy idea - I have my limits 😏 :
Ou une idée folle. . . J'ai un 5622v1 noir que je ne joue jamais, a 3x DCSHT. On peut peut-être troquer ? Peut-être pourriez-vous me construire un métier à tisser pour une idée pour...
In fact, the installation of the pickups on a G5220 is the English mount way from factory, so no worry ! ;)
I can make DIY English Filtertron adapters, by the way, for HiloTrons or BT FT :
Like I did on my now sold Hagstrom Viking RI :
But what about the tone of the Gretsch HiloTron RI...
Thanks @THS3171 ! :)
Sorry this is the only picture that I took showing the 2 colors side by side... I'll take others later when modded, for sure !
Other owner G-T members (who ? :oops:) told me that the Jade Grey was as nice as the Dark Cherry Metallic, and they were right.
At first, I was...
It's my time to ask for advices, experiences and help... :oops:;)
You know that I bought a nice G5220LH in Jade Grey Color :
She will be a cool mate and friend with my G5220LH in Dark Cherry Metallic, and will benefit the same modifications :
With the exception of the pickups : I...
Reading this made me wonder if I bought some music gear by Nostalgia... Saying no would be a lie from a Guy who rather like Antiques - think Art Nouveau / Art-Deco, etc... ! 😁
So you may wonder why my 1st owned guitar was an ES-335TD in 1980 ? Well... :confused:
1 - It was LEFTY ...