Swapped the Bigsby to a County Club Tailpiece on my G5422TG

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by Clejmac, Jul 27, 2021.

  1. Clejmac

    Clejmac Electromatic

    18
    Dec 24, 2020
    Cleveland
    I also added Sperzel locking tuners. Previously added a chambered Compton brass bridge. Much better tuning stability and plays more solid. I'm happy!
     
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  2. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
  3. Nice. Was it a direct swap? I ordered a tail piece for a guild, from nd they said it was a direct swap. Has it not been for the redrilling of two holes, i t would have been. So I sent it back. Always wanted one on my hotrod but don’t want to make additional holes.
     
  4. Clejmac

    Clejmac Electromatic

    18
    Dec 24, 2020
    Cleveland
    I took it to my luthier and he had to drill holes. The tailpiece had three holes, the bigsby had two. He said it was easy.
     
  5. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Age:
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    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Looks nice, glad you like it. I like the other mods too.
     
  6. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Looks good, big fan of the 'G' tail piece myself , looks very classy.
     
  7. mrcoffee23

    mrcoffee23 Gretschie

    384
    Sep 23, 2009
    Virginia, USA
    Looks great!

    I tend to go the other way, and slap a Bigsby on anything that doesn't have one.
     
  8. Outlaw

    Outlaw Country Gent

    Jul 13, 2011
    UK
    Very nice, love the Compton and the tailpiece looks sweet but I gotta say I would miss the Bigsby.
     
  9. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    71
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Works for me as well. I can live without a Bigsby as I'm more of a rhythm guy.
     
  10. Gretschmen65

    Gretschmen65 Country Gent

    May 20, 2016
    QLD Australia
    I like the idea and look. I never use a Trem arm on anything.

    Is it just me or is the tail piece off center. Strings all appear to be bending to the right after the bridge?

    Edit to add: And, the bridge looks like it needs to be even further left to get the Low and Hi E strings the same spacing from the fretboard edges.
     
  11. Gretschmen65

    Gretschmen65 Country Gent

    May 20, 2016
    QLD Australia
    Yes, the more I look at it the more I feel your "Luthier " put it in the wrong place.
    Even the position in the case, referenced to the two feet at the base of the case, is way off.
     
  12. Clejmac

    Clejmac Electromatic

    18
    Dec 24, 2020
    Cleveland
    Screenshot_20210731-045654_Gallery.jpg On the G5422TG the bridge comes secured and does not move left or right. Here is a picture of the guitar new and out of the case with original bridge and Bigsby.
     
  13. Clejmac

    Clejmac Electromatic

    18
    Dec 24, 2020
    Cleveland
    Same angle off the Bigsby but the first picture was taken at a different angle and makes it look worse. The tailpiece is where it needs to be on this guitar.
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2021
  14. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Looks great , very classy
     
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