What Mod did you do to your Streamliner today

Discussion in 'Streamliner Gretsch Forum' started by Deepspinners, Feb 27, 2020.

  1. Deepspinners

    Deepspinners Electromatic

    20
    Dec 14, 2019
    Chesterfield, Virginia
    Added the Z-Glide 0 fret
     

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  2. montereyjack66

    montereyjack66 Country Gent

    Feb 29, 2012
    LA-ish
    I thought I'd try a GFS gold foil pickup in the neck position. I can't make it work. Pretty sure it's me. I suspect it would sound cool in combo with the bridge broadtron...but I ain't gonna know if I can't make it work. Stay tuned.
     
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  3. Tg-59

    Tg-59 Electromatic

    15
    Dec 12, 2019
    Vasa Finland
    A friend made a "G" out of 4mm thick steel, burned in a G in my streamliner:D IMG_20200303_132722.jpg
     
  4. dak55

    dak55 Country Gent

    May 31, 2018
    NC
    Curious, did the heat cause the body checking or was it like that before?
     
  5. Tg-59

    Tg-59 Electromatic

    15
    Dec 12, 2019
    Vasa Finland
    It was like that before, i reliced it a long time ago.
     
  6. Elmicko

    Elmicko Electromatic

    19
    Mar 9, 2020
    East Tennessee
    Did a couple of mods on my 2429 tonight. I installed a Bigsby and did the pickup mod removing half the pole pieces. I’m sorry the pics suck, I’ll try to get better ones later.
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  7. dannyboyee82

    dannyboyee82 Electromatic

    22
    Mar 22, 2019
    England
    Very cool! What pickups are those if you don't mind me asking?
     
  8. Tg-59

    Tg-59 Electromatic

    15
    Dec 12, 2019
    Vasa Finland
    They are dearmond "moustache" from a 1960 harmony rocket.
     
  9. Thass

    Thass Electromatic

    71
    Dec 29, 2019
    Palm Desert
    Thanks to all the information on this forum; I added a z-glide and roller bridge today. Wow what a difference. Seriously night and day. 782F6720-B30B-473B-B937-CE8F18FAB0E5.jpeg CDE58EF0-1816-411F-88A3-7F31FCCA733F.jpeg
     
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  10. BootlegGreacer

    BootlegGreacer Electromatic

    13
    Feb 27, 2020
    Sweden
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    I stripped off the paint on the back of the pickguard i previously added.
     
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  11. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    I've got a TUSQ nut waiting for my next string change. But these Thomastik strings last forever!
     
  12. ALS57

    ALS57 Gretschie

    160
    Jun 17, 2019
    London
    The zero glide made a big difference to my 2420, highly recommended.
     
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  13. TheBiggestJerk

    TheBiggestJerk Electromatic

    17
    Jun 17, 2019
    The Moon
    How do you like that pickup mod? Thinking of doing that myself today.
     
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  14. Elmicko

    Elmicko Electromatic

    19
    Mar 9, 2020
    East Tennessee
    I like it a lot. Seemed to jangle it up quite a bit and removed some of the fat PAF sound.
     
  15. ALS57

    ALS57 Gretschie

    160
    Jun 17, 2019
    London
    I'll second that mod. I did it just on the neck pickup and really brightened it up.
     
  16. Jim Selvaggio

    Jim Selvaggio Electromatic

    15
    Feb 5, 2009
    Ohio
    Ver cool!
     
  17. sgarnett

    sgarnett Gretschie

    374
    Apr 14, 2020
    Kentucky
    I screwed up by ordering an ABM 2400 from overseas. It disappeared into the abyss of Customs several weeks ago.

    When I saw one for sale in this country, I snapped it up. Whichever one gets here first will go on the Streamliner. The other will go on something else.
     
  18. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Age:
    55
    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Very nice :) Forgive my colorblindness, it that a walnut finish?
     
  19. BootlegGreacer

    BootlegGreacer Electromatic

    13
    Feb 27, 2020
    Sweden
    Candy apple red actually, glad you like it!
     
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  20. sgarnett

    sgarnett Gretschie

    374
    Apr 14, 2020
    Kentucky
    I just put the roller bridge on. It’s slightly annoying that the upper end of the stock mounting posts are threaded, but oh well. The rollers work great!
     
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