Electromatic G5125/Rat Rod G5410T TRC

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by oprez, Dec 6, 2021.

  1. oprez

    oprez Electromatic

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    Dec 6, 2021
    Ireland
    Hi lads. I own a G5125 for which I bought a custom truss rod cover (I name my guitars). So I have a Rat Rod G5410T coming from Germany and have a custom truss rod cover for that in my basket ready to go. The guitar is slow about getting here and I'm getting impatient and want to buy that truss rod cover before the guitar gets here. Can anyone confirm that the truss rod cover on both guitars are identical in shape/dimensions/screw hole placement etc.? Thank you.
     
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  2. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

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    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Whataboutye Perez,welcome to GT!

    Congrats on the new geet, sorry, I can't help you with the truss rod covers sir.
     
  3. oprez

    oprez Electromatic

    19
    Dec 6, 2021
    Ireland
    Howaya JC. Thanks for the welcome. It's a right pain in the arse waiting for it. I've never tracked anything as much only to come over with a big sense of gloom very time hahaha.
     
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  4. BrianW

    BrianW Country Gent

    Oct 21, 2014
    Vancouver Island
    Sorry I can't help with the truss rod cover, but I do feel your pita factor waiting for shipping. Not guitar related but I ordered something recently from Australia (I am in Canada) without realizing they had pretty much shut down all non resident travel. Very few flights out, so my item has been sitting "cleared, waiting for departure" for a while now. My own fault for not checking I guess, but thats not helping....

    cheers
     
  5. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome friend :)
     
  6. oprez

    oprez Electromatic

    19
    Dec 6, 2021
    Ireland
    Well it's arrived in Ireland! Now to wait til it arrives at my house! I'm like a child at Christmas. Well I suppose it IS Christmas hahaha. Yeah the Australian postal system has gone down the drain. Off topic too but Brexit and the new customs rules has had a detrimental effect on post all around the EU.
     
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  7. oprez

    oprez Electromatic

    19
    Dec 6, 2021
    Ireland
    Thank you :)
     
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  8. BrianW

    BrianW Country Gent

    Oct 21, 2014
    Vancouver Island
    "In country" is progress !
     
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  9. oprez

    oprez Electromatic

    19
    Dec 6, 2021
    Ireland
    Well it arrived and I confirm that the truss rod covers on both guitars are identical. It really is a thing of beauty.
    Gretsch 13-12-2021.jpg
     
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  10. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    Welcome! Very nice!
     
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  11. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

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    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Good to see it arrived safe,looks cool!
     
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  12. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Welcome and congrats, love the white in these, I go back and forth from wanting one all the time.
     
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  13. BrianW

    BrianW Country Gent

    Oct 21, 2014
    Vancouver Island
    Glad to see it arrived safely - and thanks for the follow up. Somebody will be looking for that information eventually.

    cheers
     
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  14. oprez

    oprez Electromatic

    19
    Dec 6, 2021
    Ireland
    IMG_20211213_165531824_HDR.jpg Thanks lads. Here it is side by side with my old G5125 Electromatic which I'll wall mount horizontally in the man cave. The cream piping around the headstock and f holes was done with a paint marker and a steady hand. As for the Rat Rod...I'll swap out the strings for D'Addario Flatwound Chromes. Not as bend-friendly as the stock strings but I just prefer the tone from the Chromes.
     
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  15. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

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    72
    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Glad to hear you received your Rat Rod. It's a fine looking guitar as is the G5125, enjoy them both. HNGD.
     
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  16. oprez

    oprez Electromatic

    19
    Dec 6, 2021
    Ireland
    Thanks very much Dana.
     
  17. Archtops

    Archtops Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2021
    SoCal
    Welcome aboard! That is just beautiful. Congrats! Glad it all worked out.
     
  18. oprez

    oprez Electromatic

    19
    Dec 6, 2021
    Ireland
    Thank you. I've spent more time looking at it than actually playing it hahaha. I'll stick up a picture of the truss rod cover when it gets here.
     
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  19. Archtops

    Archtops Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2021
    SoCal
    I’ve done that very thing. Cain’t wait to check it out.
     
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  20. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    They look great. If you haven't, maybe try Thomastik flats, they bend decently.
     
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