My first Compton

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by radd, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    Purchased a brass Compton for my 6120-59. The original bridge was fine other than it had an annoying ping from one string that I could not cure. It sounded like when a nut slot is to big but it also occurred when the string was fretted.

    Wayne was great to deal with, he had exactly what I wanted in stock and it arrived quickly.

    I have had a TruArc in the past on another guitar. The TruArc was a nice bridge but I like the look and feel of the Compton a bit more.

    My strings are 11’s, T-I Flat wounds with of course a wound 3rd.

    It intonates very well and my ping is gone..

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  2. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Nice. If you ever feel underwhelmed, try going back to the old bridge, if just for a laugh!
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  3. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    I'm betting that -59 sounds as goods as it looks.

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  4. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    It even sounds good un-amplified.

    I just can’t get over how easy it plays with that glass smooth Ebony fretboard, soft V neck and flat wounds.
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  5. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Looks good. The gretsch bar bridge reminds me of when I was a kid and you made little slits on the hot dog before microwaving so they don't explode and j would set the time for too long.
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  6. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    Yep, I have the same problem with mine. Sounds SO good unplugged.

    But....... Lol
  7. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Ebony... yum.

    Enjoy the new bridge. I’m glad it cured that ping.
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  8. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    I've got one my 5420 looks like yours does and another on my 5230 totally different looking but both work great.
    Yours looks real good on the 6120.
  9. michelb

    michelb Synchromatic

    Mar 27, 2020
    Gratz on the Compton :) These are excellent, you won't regret it one second :p
    It idd looks, feels, sounds awesome and the intonation even with my secured 5420 is spot on :D
  10. Outlaw

    Outlaw Synchromatic

    Jul 13, 2011
    I've had several Comptons over the last few years and they all brought something to the table and those things were always good things.

    I love'em
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  11. Scott

    Scott Country Gent

    Jun 27, 2008
    Winston-Salem, NC
    The one time I bought a Compton I was more than satisfied. I sold the guitar it went on, and I left the bridge on it. Kinda regret that now...
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