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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Hamoftruth, May 25, 2020.
How do they do that crazing on the surface?
Congratulations, it's a stunner!
Abolutely beautiful! I didn't know these exist. Are those locking tuners? Did you change them or are those "factory built"?
Thanks y'all! The Sperzels are stock, I believe Rocky spec'd this one out and I must say, he has good taste.
What do yall think about a Tru Arc for this vs the stock Tonepros? I think the bar bridges give some more roundness and compression which might suit these dynas nicely.
I've been playing Gretsches for roughly 40 years, and I've never had a problem with the standard Gretsch bar bridge.
10 times out of 10, I'll take a bar bridge over a tuna-matic.
Looks amazing man!
Thanks for the reply and of course - congrats about the guitar!
Cool guitar. Love the color. Enjoy!
I run a Tru Arc on my Sparkle Jet with no real intonation issues; I found it best to place it virtually at 90 degrees to the strings- too much angle and the high e buzzes as the string is not straight in the groove.
I tried a Bigsby rocking bridge too, which gives a bit more clang. Dunno about a custom shop, but the regular sparkle jet can be a bit middy with the thick nitron weighing down the top. One meg pots really helped.
Does yours have that funky 50s wiring?
What a great looking guitar. Congrats!
Oh!! Goodness Me!! YUMMO!!!!! Congrats & Enjoy!!!
Wow, that’s a nice one!
Gorgeous! What funky 50s wiring do you refer to?
That is one cool looking guitar!!!
And if the SDs are better sounding than t armonds it's gotta sound as good as it looks, if not better!
Some kind of stacked tone pot.
(late response) Oh interesting, I'm not familiar with that. The tone pot on mine is a no-load pot with a detent at 10. I believe the master volume also has a treble bleed on it. So more fancy modern wiring. I haven't checked to see if the pots are vintage 1meg, but the guitar is plenty bright compared to my old 55 Falcon reissue.
Now that's what I'm talking about!
you don't get any better than Stephen stern a fine looking machine bet it sounds fantastic, that early twang...