Knob sacrilege

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by GAMBLER1234, Aug 3, 2020.

  1. SAguitar

    SAguitar Gretschie

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    Jan 17, 2020
    Oregon
    G -G -G - Great!
     
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  2. GAMBLER1234

    GAMBLER1234 Gretschie

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    Jan 18, 2018
    Henderson Nevada
    Yes but do they have the little arrow? That's my favorite part.:rolleyes:
     
  3. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

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    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    I've seen them with the arrow and no G, with the G but no arrow, and plain. I think those look great on there- the G even looks like Gibson's G.:)
     
  4. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

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    Besides looking too technical I cannot find a bad thing about this tuning system. I tried it myself, it worked quite nicely. Guitarists are traditionalists...
     
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  5. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    Knobtastic!
     
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  6. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    That'd be copyright infringement, wouldn't it?
     
  7. RG7X

    RG7X Synchromatic

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    Nov 11, 2018
    Los Angeles
    LOL!
     
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  8. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Country Gent

    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    Gotta have good knobs. I’ve always said so.
     
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  9. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Looks great. I like the Gretsch metal knobs.

    That said, someday, some guitar other than a Tele, will get some of these.

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  10. Back in Black

    Back in Black Gretschie

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    Jun 22, 2020
    Ontario Canada
    GAMBLER1234,

    Oh, I can top that.

    These are brand new, US made, Custom Shop Gold ''G'' Arrow Jewels, intentionally relic'd.

    Broke my heart to do it, but they were just to darn shiny! Sacrilege at its finest.

    I even relic'd the one from the set I didn't use.

    On a sidebar note, for those of you that may not know, these premium knobs, have the correct size pot shaft recess hole for the larger diameter solid shaft pots. The Electromatic knobs have the smaller metric hole for split shaft pots, and have to be re-drilled if your using them on pots with solid shafts.

    By the way, your LP looks Great! Gretsch/Gibson, potatoes/pototoes. A ''G'' by any other name, is still a ''G''.

    BIB.


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  11. GAMBLER1234

    GAMBLER1234 Gretschie

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    Jan 18, 2018
    Henderson Nevada
    I ended up going back to the originals but I did give it a try for awhile.

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  12. YaDaddy

    YaDaddy Gretschie

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    Mar 16, 2020
    Marietta, GA
    NO ONE IS TO STONE ANYONE UNTIL I BLOW THIS WHISTLE!!!

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    It actually looks quite fitting on that Paul, but yeah...don't do that.
     
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  13. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Yep, in my mind, a sunburst 335 type guitar just looks right with black knobs

    I put the black "speed knobs" on my '67 335 that I had.

    I liked the look, but gold speed knobs would be my second choice.

    Things are always a personal preference, so anything goes if it makes a smile.
     
  14. peterjcb

    peterjcb Gretschie

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    Nov 28, 2017
    USA
    My D'Angelico with TVJones DA-Trons had boring black knobs, I wanted maximum bling
    .....so The Gretch gold arrow knobs with the red diamond was the ticket.... :

    Still thinking about putting the B6 Gretsch Bigsby...but that just might be going a little too far??
    ....although it would look really good IMO....




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  15. vyndance

    vyndance Gretschie

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    2008 Mira. Knobs are perfect 20170729_153209.jpg
     
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  16. GAMBLER1234

    GAMBLER1234 Gretschie

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    Jan 18, 2018
    Henderson Nevada
    Stunning guitar. A friend of mine has a D'Angelico. Great guitar. My vote is do the B6. Good stuff.
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  17. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    Sacrilege would be putting Gibson knobs on a Gretsch. The way I see it, you're just raising the stock in both brands.
     
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  18. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
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    Personally, I’d stick with the non-Gretsch Bigsby. The G knobs are cool, and if anyone challenges them, just explain that it stands for “Gee, it’s a D’Angelico”. :)
     
  19. michelb

    michelb Gretschie

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    Gretschify. That. Gibson! :D They are idd the best knobs out there imo as well.
     
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