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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by mschafft, Jan 12, 2020.
Your remark makes me consider adding a sound post the Streamliner. Does it sound like a good idea?
Are they usually glued in btw?
Grabbed my 5420 yesterday and played it for a couple hours. It has not received much attention as of late with the acquisition of my Pro Line Jet. I was again amazed at how close the build quality is between these Korean Electromatics and the Japanese ProLines.
I just love the darn thing
This just confirms to me the G5420 I bought as my first Gretsch was the right call. Now thinking of modding it to get it close to a Proline and save my money towards that gorgeous new limited edition Penguin.
That'a a nice piece of art right there.
thinking the same thing myself.....Sperzel tuners and TvJones pickups are NEXT on my list......just added a Reverand Spring and it made a Huge difference in playability for only $10........
Here’s a pic of my 5420 with GFS gold foils. The pickup were an experiment and very inexpensive, however, the guitar sounds amazing with these pickups and they’re staying put .. the flame sticker is covering a blemish on the pick guard, ha!
I’m on my third 5420. I like them but I have a hard time bonding with them so I keep selling them. Something happened in 2019 though they seem more resonant and more comfortable for some reason. I’m really liking the current one. A 135 anniversary model. Buuuut I’m thinking of selling it. I want another falcon or possibly a country club so I may sell a few of my guits to raise the funds.
I’m not sure they need to be glued in, if made correctly. A little tension from the back to front is all you need, and the strings will compress the top and post down even more. Besides, you may decide you liked the SL better without it, you can pop it out with no wood damage.
I like the differences, so no post in my SL. The SL notes bloom out faster, thump a little harder, it’s a slightly different percussive attack when plugged in. It’s also really loud acoustically, kinda cool it can function like a jazz box should.
Thanks for the explanation. I think I'll leave it as is for now because it's stable and sounds great.
That's such a pretty colour.
I just ordered my first Gretsch, a G5420t with the thumbnail inlays in orange. I've been wanting a Gretsch for a good 12 years, glad one is finally on the way!
Welcome to the forum, Shadowy_Man !
Thanks very much!