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NGD!!! Pro Jet Limited Black/Gold

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by MrWoody, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. MrWoody

    MrWoody Electromatic

    thanks all. I finally was able to use it this past sunday and it was great. I had a little struggle at practice when i kept having to scale the Reinhardt back and the effect that had on the OD characteristics, but sunday was a different story all together! Still gotta get used to that shorter scale length, but it sounded nice a full!
     
  2. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    59
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Well, welcome in.

    The odds against this being a direct replacement is high I'm afraid. If the post-to post distance is slightly different then you'd not only have to pull the bushings, you'd have to fill the holes and redrill. What's going on with it that you want to dump it?
     
  3. roberty

    roberty Newbie

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    Feb 13, 2017
    London
    Hi, thanks.

    I figured the the bridge would be a standard sized far-East tune-o-matic, ie the type used on Epiphones. I don't have another to check with though.

    I think the studs are a little loose in the bushings cos they keep slipping down. And there's a bit of a rattle. Thought it might be easier just to sling the TOM+stud assembly and pop in a new one.

    I've read some bits and bobs on here about putting various types of gunk on the moving parts?
     
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  5. MrWoody

    MrWoody Electromatic

    Well, it's hard to tell in this picture, but it looks like the gold plating on the pickup cover is coming off where my pinky rests. Same goes for the tops of the saddles of the E-A-D. Boy, that was quick! I did say that worn gold-hardware on a black guitar is my favorite look, so bring it on!

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  6. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    May 4, 2016
    Tennessee
    That was indeed fast Mr. Woody, but I like the gold hardware too, and we both know it won't look perfect forever. :cool:
     
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  7. Crooner

    Crooner Friend of Fred

    Apr 15, 2009
    Boston
    CONGRATS! That's a beaut off a Jet! Nice recording, too! Sounds like you're doing a great job at your church and you should feel proud to get this fantastic gift.
    May it bring you much rockin' happiness.

    As for the frets, you might think of having it undergo a nice full setup with a proper fret dressing (unless you can do these things yourself). In my experience, virtually any new guitar will benefit greatly from this.
     
  8. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    59
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Whatever you do, don't use any kind of metal polish, the gold wipes off really easily.
     
  9. benjwri

    benjwri Country Gent

    Age:
    79
    Oct 27, 2011
    Ontario Canada
    You,ll have to measure the post spacing c/c and the diameter of the posts. Most sources show this info. There are several different sizes so measure carefully.
     
  10. whitecloud

    whitecloud Electromatic

    Age:
    62
    90
    Oct 19, 2009
    Pullman Wa USA
    Concrats. Nice looking guitar. My Pro Jet is pictured on the right of my Avatar. 2008 model with rewound mini-humbuckers, all new electronics and jack. Gonna install a Bigsby at some point. I must of got lucky as it is pretty well put together with no glaring isses