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5120 goes under the knife.....again!

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by wildeman, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Its official, i no longer need the Surf 90's in this ( they're sold) as i have the 5125 now. This is getting Filtertrons standard mounted so ill post pix of what i do, im also gonna finally order a Compton for it. I only have one Tron for it now so if anybody has a nickel of chrome one layin around lemmy know. 20170415_112105.jpg
     
  2. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    What's the best way to strip the paint off the guard, i have Jasco but i dont wanna melt it:D
     
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  3. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    I have a neck Fidelitron if that's any help.
     
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  5. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    I think i just want a std filtertron, there's one on reverb for 60 bux but its gold. I could take the TV's out of my DeArmond and put the others in that but its hard to rip apart one working guitar let alone two. What's a fidelitron?
     
  6. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Some say they are clones of TV Jones classics.

    I wouldn't know.

    They are made by Fender for their Cabrotinas.



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  7. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Now we're cookin! Got my H.S. alnico filtertron today. Gonna be a ceramic neck in back and H.S. neck in front, should be killer. Got work to do now. 20170420_201453.jpg
     
  8. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Country Gent

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
    A good rubbing compound will get it off with a bit of work.
     
  9. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    HEY ! Put some clothes back on that thing ......:eek:
     
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  10. Jonbass

    Jonbass Gretschie

    140
    Oct 10, 2016
    Yukon
    I see what you did there!;)



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  11. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Okay, Compton ordered! I went with the Aluminum as it sounds like what i want in the descriptions, it was between that and brass. I may just get the brass too for 5125 or pro jet, we'll see.
    Anyway tomorrow morning's the day for the pickup install ( hada work today), im excited to have some Filtertron spank in this.
    I've found a can of Throttle body cleaner seems to be working well on the paint removal, im bout 1/2 way through the pickguard.
     
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  12. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    59
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Good luck man!
     
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