NGD and NGO (New Gretsch Owner)

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Pax-Jet, Dec 15, 2020.

  1. SpaceCowboy

    SpaceCowboy Electromatic

    73
    Aug 16, 2019
    Austin
    great color, congrats and welcome to the addiction. :-D
     
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  2. Pax-Jet

    Pax-Jet Electromatic

    12
    Dec 14, 2020
    Florida
    Thanks for the feedback everybody! Appreciate the appreciation for my Jet!

    I agree with what you're saying about the stock pickups. I've already received compliments regarding the clarity. I'm originally a Gibson humbucker guy from way back in my teenager days. Always loved LPs with humbuckers. Now, I really play more single coils b/c they fit the type of music I play, but I miss the power of humbuckers. Been looking for that balance between clarity, sparkle, and omph! These Broadtrones may have it. Does anyone know the type of magnets in these?
     
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  3. johnny g

    johnny g Country Gent

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Great looking guitar. No negatives on a Gretsch. Have not found one I don't like. You can tell I am a big fan.
     
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  4. Anacharsis

    Anacharsis Gretschie

    220
    Aug 16, 2019
    United States
    Love me a Jet. Nice one!
     
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  5. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Great looking geet that!
     
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  6. SAguitar

    SAguitar Synchromatic

    811
    Jan 17, 2020
    Jack Plate, Oregon
    Welcome to the G-T Club. Nothing to be ashamed of there, you've got a beauty! Play it in good health, loud and long.
     
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  7. AZBrahma

    AZBrahma Gretschie

    295
    Dec 18, 2020
    Arizona
    Congrats, looks great! I just picked up a Casino Gold G5220 and am getting familiar with it. Overall it is a cool guitar. Right now I am working through some fret issues with mine. The ends were just not well finished, and the 2nd and 11th frets are high. I've already taken care of the ends and it feels 1000 times better, and I'm just going to spot file the high frets with my crowning file. The fretwork has been a fly in an otherwise pretty good soup. So far I'm not planning to swap pickups, but I am changing all of the pots to audio taper instead of the factory linear taper, installing different treble bleed circuits, and a no-load tone control. The linear tapers aren't working for me. That probably won't be done for a few weeks but I'll report back. I suspect a pretty big improvement for about $25 and an hour or two of my time.
     
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