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Discussion in 'Streamliner Gretsch Forum' started by section2, Jun 12, 2018.
Ha! I just posted this one moments ago...a fabric top with Duncan hot cyclones
Hello from Finland. This is a streamliner i bought for 60 euros, modded it with some parts i had laying around, and gave it a light "relic" job. The sound and playability is so sweet.
So what does the second switch do?
Welcome aboard Tg-59 !
I don't see it - where is it?
two switches at the top...
I see. I thought you were talking about the guy you responded to.
just want to say how much i love this thread
After following this group, I decided to work on my gretsch. I loved the sound coming out of it so i did not replace the pickups...for now. Here is what i did though....
Tuners replaced with grover imperial tuners
Knobs and switch tip replaced with chrome parts
Custom pickguard from a great source (quickguards.com)
Replaced strap buttons with gretsch chrome strap buttons
Truss rod customized as she is my southern rock guitar, so what better name then Belle
.....decided to do one last 'upgrade' to my already modded Streamliner (already got - G knobs, bar bridge, V Bigsby, Scratchplate) hopefully to get a bit more Gretsch 'chime'...
Put Black Tops on - no internal wiring change tho'...
Sound - 'maybe' just a bit better but not really the improvement I was expecting as I've recently played a few 5420's and they have a much more Gretschy sound...
I think that it's definitely my last for this guitar - it's OK for gigging but I'm now going to look for a 6120 ....the only way to get THAT SOUND ? But I wouldn't take a 6120 out for gigging these days - too expensive - damage and theft (I'm in England. UK) - so what's the point....just to play at home....??
Flat wounds, changed knobs and switch.
This looks so good
Wow. That's pretty perfect.
homemade Dice knobs, G-knob,Switch tip,roller bridge,Pick guard removed,strap buttons, also bought a molded Artcore case perfect fit
Absolutely gorgeous. Are you going to replace pickguard, keep it same or not have one on. It's the one thing I love about gretsches. They look gorgeous with or without them
At this point I plan to leave the pickgaurd off. If I change the pickups I may add another pickgaurd.
New knobs, took pickguard off... nothing special.
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This is my baby. About 95% complete with that I want to do with it. I've done the following modifications:
Grover 18:1 Rotomatics
Quickguard truss rod plate
Tusq XL nut
HS Filtertron pickups
Parrish style treble bleed
Greasebucket tone circuit
TAOT 525k CTS pots with 5% tolerance
Orange drop capacitors
Gretsch style pickup rings
Gretsch 5420 pickguard (which doesn't fit, I'll have to cut it =/ )
Gretsch G chrome knobs
Gretsch chrome switch tip
Gretsch chrome strap buttons
Tonepros Metric Roller bridge
Biggsfix tuning stabilizer
Biggsfix squishy spring
Vibramate string spoiler
Hell Guitars switch washer
Allparts football jackplate
chrome banjo arm rest