Let's see your modded Streamliners

Jsandelin

Electromatic
Aug 31, 2019
5
Seattle
2655t that I bought because I loved the way it felt. Removed the pick guard 1st day. Had some tuning issues, even after pro setup, so I added a String Butler and then a Brick's Biggsfix. Tuning is now rock solid even with hard playing. Added chrome G knobs. Replaced BTs with Seymour Duncans but kept the toaster top covers. Also replaced jack and all pots. Pots are all push/pull and pups are wired for coil split (PRS style w/resistor) and series/parallel, so I went from 3 pickup options to 16. Also added treble bleeds. This is now the most versatile guitar I've ever played, and the least expensive I've ever purchased even with all the mods. 20211115_200333.jpg
 

Chris b

Newbie
Nov 19, 2020
2
Coventry
Loving all the mods on here, and really like the fact that the streamliners offer such opportunities! Here's my effort, from head down... new gotoh locking tuners, changed knobs and pickup rings to chrome, roller bridge and straight tail (I was 50/50 about the tail but like the classic look) and had a black pickguard made. I found the original pickups a bit muddy, as others have said, so decided to try the prails, so added another pot to wire then with 2 push/pulls each, meaning you can have either HB series, p90, rail or HB parallel on each.
Pleased with it, just going to add some open pickup covers to tidy them up a bit. Very tempted to get another in the lighter wood but certainly don't have the space unfortunately.
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scootyp

Electromatic
Oct 7, 2021
7
Los Angeles
Replaced the stock b50 with a b6c. Was initially concerned with the shallow break angle- but so far so good. Sounds great, tuning stability great, the change gave the sound slightly more clarity/chimey character. But the feel.....really smooth. It feels like butter compared to the old one.

Taped on a banjo armrest for fun to see how it would look/feel. I think I ultimately prefer without, but might be fun to tack on every now and then for a change
 

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Chris b

Newbie
Nov 19, 2020
2
Coventry
Replaced the stock b50 with a b6c. Was initially concerned with the shallow break angle- but so far so good. Sounds great, tuning stability great, the change gave the sound slightly more clarity/chimey character. But the feel.....really smooth. It feels like butter compared to the old one.

Taped on a banjo armrest for fun to see how it would look/feel. I think I ultimately prefer without, but might be fun to tack on every now and then for a change
It's got a great look, was thinking about a pickup switch plate as well.
 

snovvman

Electromatic
Jun 21, 2022
9
CA
  • Created a custom pickguard out of clear acrylic. I scanned the original pickguard, converted it to an Inkscape file, and used it as a template to order a laser-engraved pickguard from ponoko.com. I had them engrave the logo into the underside of the pickguard.

I know it's been awhile, but I really like the clear pickguard. Do you still have the file and would you be willing to share it?

  • Added a nickel jack plate.

Which jack plate did you get?

Thanks!
 

Jet Haggis

Electromatic
Dec 26, 2021
5
UK
Loving all the mods on here, and really like the fact that the streamliners offer such opportunities! Here's my effort, from head down... new gotoh locking tuners, changed knobs and pickup rings to chrome, roller bridge and straight tail (I was 50/50 about the tail but like the classic look) and had a black pickguard made. I found the original pickups a bit muddy, as others have said, so decided to try the prails, so added another pot to wire then with 2 push/pulls each, meaning you can have either HB series, p90, rail or HB parallel on each.
Pleased with it, just going to add some open pickup covers to tidy them up a bit. Very tempted to get another in the lighter wood but certainly don't have the space unfortunately.
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I am loving the chrome pick up rings, would really like to put some on my Streamliner, only ones I've found so far were no use, too high off the guitar surface and the screw holes didn't line up.
Where did you get yours from? Did you need to fill and re-drill for the screw holes?
Thanks.
 

TropicMamgo68

Electromatic
Apr 22, 2022
17
Detroit, Michigan

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
How did you fit the banjo armrest to the guitar?
 

section2

Country Gent
Dec 21, 2016
2,560
Toronto

TropicMamgo68

Electromatic
Apr 22, 2022
17
Detroit, Michigan
Okay so again I thought I was finished with modding streamliners but I was wrong. As some of you may know (from other forums) my wife passed away on the 4th of march.

As a coping measure and to keep my sons mind distracted, we decided to mod a few of our guitars just to finish them off (I thought they were finished but my son knew better:confused:)

fIrst up was my Gold G2420T
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Just added a chrome arm rest - didn't need anytihing else.

Next up came my sons two (these have already by posted here but not in completed form)

Red G2420T
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Homemade dice knobs
Custom fretboard decal

Blue G2622T
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Custom fretboard decal

Both of these fretboard's were ordered from neckillusions.com
I'm sorry for your loss John. Those mods look great
 

TropicMamgo68

Electromatic
Apr 22, 2022
17
Detroit, Michigan
Here are a few shots of my barrel stain 2627 so far:
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In addition to the knobs & switch tips I swapped the B70 for a V-cut B6 w/ Reverend soft spring; the stock tuners for a set of 18:1 Sta-tites w/ a set of Gotoh 10mm to 1/4" conversion bushings; pickups for TVJ Classic, Starwood Tele neck, & Classic +; & it's currently wearing the copper Compton from my 5620 (which will need to be replaced for something that intonates better on this guitar when I get back to messing w/ it). It might wind up w/ a bushing mounted tension bar too as there's not much neck height or angle to work w/ on it & it needs more break angle over the bridge.
Does it sound like a tele with middle pickup?
 

Letsch

Electromatic
Mar 9, 2010
24
Sydney, Australia
Okay so again I thought I was finished with modding streamliners but I was wrong. As some of you may know (from other forums) my wife passed away on the 4th of march.

As a coping measure and to keep my sons mind distracted, we decided to mod a few of our guitars just to finish them off (I thought they were finished but my son knew better:confused:)

fIrst up was my Gold G2420T
50461616272_08e6e4a368_o.jpg

Just added a chrome arm rest - didn't need anytihing else.

Next up came my sons two (these have already by posted here but not in completed form)

Red G2420T
52029141209_a08d9389c5_o.jpg

Homemade dice knobs
Custom fretboard decal

Blue G2622T
52028889611_f934f0fe08_o.jpg

Custom fretboard decal

Both of these fretboard's were ordered from neckillusions.com
Sorry for your loss John - a note that I found all of your guitars very inspirational when I was deciding to mod my own. All the best to you and your son
 


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