NGD/NBD. Duo Jet with Tru Arc copper bridge

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by kpnash, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. db62

    db62 Synchromatic

    766
    Apr 6, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Looks great!
    Definitely agree with the move to add the Chet Arm. I added one to my 6128 DSV together with TV Jones T-Armonds and a TruArc.
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  2. kpnash

    kpnash Electromatic

    4
    Jul 31, 2020
    Germany, Karlsruhe Area
    Not sure if Chet Arm, with all of its beauty, would be comfortable for resting little finger on it in Cliff Gallup's way?
     
  3. Wjensen

    Wjensen Gretschie

    185
    May 25, 2019
    Raleigh, NC
    Cool guitar, and great pickin'!
     
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  4. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Synchromatic

    644
    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Congrats and welcome, I have melita bridges on a few of my gretschs and yes they are a bit hard to get along with so I understand the swap.
     
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  5. BrianW

    BrianW Synchromatic

    853
    Oct 21, 2014
    Vancouver Island
    Welcome and thank you for posting that. Great tones and picking!

    cheers
     
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  6. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    welcome, great pickin! You might find you like those pickup simply by adding adjustable rubber shims beneath them. Flatten the slugs almost to the bobbin and raise the pickup body, then adjust the slugs only for string balance and fretboard radius. You'll be really surprised at how much more tone pops out of the instrument. Its a wrong move to raise the poles up only, unless youre after a super twangy tele like response.
     
  7. Berington

    Berington Electromatic

    37
    Jan 6, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Gorgeous guitar, both visually and in sound! Congrats on your "new toy!" And fabulous playing! (Fwiw, I LOVE the orig DeArmond pickups, they sound amazing! No need for change.) At first I wondered (kidding) if the bathroom tile caused the great slapback, but of course you answered that in your text.

    Anyway, FABULOUS playing, GREAT taste in guitars, and welcome to this not-so-little "club!"

    And ALL, please forgive my embarrassing ignorance, but many times in this forum I've seen people use the acronym "NGD" and now "NBD." I pretty much get it - is it related to G.A.S.? Must be "New Guitar..."-something, but what's the "D?" Disease? Disorder? Desire? Keep meaning to ask... finally have.

    Cheers!
     
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