Let's see your modded Streamliners

Discussion in 'Streamliner Gretsch Forum' started by section2, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Synchromatic

    559
    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    4727B6DC-9F5D-49F9-BCAF-55B7C8E776D2.jpeg Ha! I just posted this one moments ago...a fabric top with Duncan hot cyclones 83AF2297-7CD9-4E54-BD65-B97175E9DD47.jpeg
     
  2. Tg-59

    Tg-59 Electromatic

    15
    Dec 12, 2019
    Vasa Finland
    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.
     

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  3. andreww1962

    andreww1962 Gretschie

    198
    Apr 30, 2019
    Toronto
    So what does the second switch do?
     
  4. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    49
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Welcome aboard Tg-59 !
     
  5. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    I don't see it - where is it?
     
  6. andreww1962

    andreww1962 Gretschie

    198
    Apr 30, 2019
    Toronto
    two switches at the top...

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  7. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    I see. I thought you were talking about the guy you responded to.
     
  8. MichaelGitarski

    MichaelGitarski Electromatic

    39
    Jan 6, 2020
    Toronto
    just want to say how much i love this thread
     
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  9. Jobin85

    Jobin85 Electromatic

    10
    Jan 29, 2019
    Canada
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    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
     
  10. advid

    advid Electromatic

    93
    Mar 5, 2017
    London UK
  11. advid

    advid Electromatic

    93
    Mar 5, 2017
    London UK
    .....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....??
     
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  12. Double_A

    Double_A Electromatic

    7
    Nov 13, 2018
    California
    Flat wounds, changed knobs and switch. 4D911397-C11A-4FA6-A91E-8D3B02237E29.jpeg
     
  13. goldengleids

    goldengleids Electromatic

    23
    Feb 11, 2019
    Miami, FL
  14. MichaelGitarski

    MichaelGitarski Electromatic

    39
    Jan 6, 2020
    Toronto
  15. Deepspinners

    Deepspinners Electromatic

    20
    Dec 14, 2019
    Chesterfield, Virginia
    Gretsch.jpg
    homemade Dice knobs, G-knob,Switch tip,roller bridge,Pick guard removed,strap buttons, also bought a molded Artcore case perfect fit
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2020
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  16. Jobin85

    Jobin85 Electromatic

    10
    Jan 29, 2019
    Canada

    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
     
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  17. Deepspinners

    Deepspinners Electromatic

    20
    Dec 14, 2019
    Chesterfield, Virginia
    At this point I plan to leave the pickgaurd off. If I change the pickups I may add another pickgaurd.
     
  18. TheBiggestJerk

    TheBiggestJerk Electromatic

    17
    Jun 17, 2019
    The Moon
    New knobs, took pickguard off... nothing special. C668869F-1DD7-415E-9D2F-255DF2D51823.jpeg
     
  19. goldengleids

    goldengleids Electromatic

    23
    Feb 11, 2019
    Miami, FL

    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
    String Butler
    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
     
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