NGD : Setzer Nashville

grey_wulf

Electromatic
May 22, 2021
13
United States
Had to ditch the pickguard, dice and truss rod cover. DE handle and TruArc should be here Saturday. Question- does anyone make pickup rings out of aluminum with ridges like the plastic ones? B41E0376-0DF6-4CC5-840C-F3A596CB46FA.jpeg
 

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Country Gent
Dec 21, 2016
2,555
Toronto
Congratulations!

I haven't seen any ridged aluminum pickup rings. Silver-painted plastic rings might be the closest you'd get.
 

mbkri

Country Gent
Sep 22, 2012
2,815
Chicago
Super nice. Congrats on the guitar and +1 on the upgrades. Great decisions all of which will make this pretty much a perfect 6120 (except the pickguard, perhaps.)
 

Stefan87

Country Gent
May 20, 2019
2,819
Brisbane, Australia
Congrats, no offence to Mr Setzer but IMO that looks so much better with what you have done with it, dice aren't my thing either so they went on my Setzer model too.
If you get stuck with the pick up rings I think the standard gretsch silver ones would look ok, yes aluminum ones would look better.
Now I want one just to do the same lol.
 

stiv

Country Gent
Sep 12, 2014
2,236
Firenze, Italy
You can't beat a black Gretsch. It's amazing. I would have loved a custom pickguard in it (black, fer sure) but that's just me, I love the way it looks as it's now.
You could maybe try to find some early Electromatic plain silver rings, but I guess they were plastic, not alluminum. I remember my Syncromatic having them, although they were rooted for humbuckers, but probably some early Pro Jet has them rooted for Blacktop Filtertrons as well. I have no idea if they would fit though.
Just my 2 cents.
 

Marv666

Synchromatic
Jul 26, 2020
584
Germany
Congrats, spectacular!

I have alu gretsch style PU rings. I bought them from @Marv666 who had them custom made.

I had them custom made because the plastic ones always broke on the electromatics.
When i´m not broke anymore i want to order some more from this guy for my epiphone.
I had to order 10 rings minimum and sold the leftover ones.
Here´s what they look like, they could also be made without the 2 extra holes

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scrimmer

Gretschie
Apr 6, 2019
182
North Carolina
Sweet! That Black looks REALLY nice! Prefer those G knobs over the dice myself too. ENJOY!
What's weird is I've never owned or been a fan of black guitars in the past at all for some reason, but,
as of late, I've found myself to be quite drawn to them. I keep staring longingly at the G6128T PE Jet in black also.
Such a super clean, sophisticated vibe.
 

Gretschzilla

Gretschie
Apr 20, 2021
159
Saint Paul, MN USA
I don't use the dice on my Setzer Smoke '59 either. I can't recall anybody using the dice. For me, it's more about laziness than style. I think the dice would look OK. But I think they'd be clumsy to adjust.
 


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