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NGD!!!!!!! Gretsch Streamliner

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  1. EC Strat-boy

    EC Strat-boy Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

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    so I posted a few weeks ago bagging on semi-hollow bodies and hollow bodies and took a verifiable beating over about 3 pages of replies!!

    I noted how passionate the folks were about their semi / hollow body guitars that I decided to take a second look and do some research.

    Really began seeing what the fuss was about and ended up coming home with this beaut - Gretsch Streamliner 2622T.

    The pups on this beast are high output for sure and can really get nasty. Drives my amps OD really well.

    I really love it and got it new for 400$ !!
     

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  3. radd

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    Gongrats. Great looking guitar.

    Get over to the Gretsch Talk forum and you will learn the tricks to keep that beast in tune when you use the Bigsby

    Here are two of my Gretsch’s that I just stopped playing for a moment to check the forums.

    You made a good choice, Gretsch’s are fun guitars

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    Sweet! Happy New Guitar Day!

    Skickat från min CLT-L29 via Tapatalk
     
  5. EC Strat-boy

    EC Strat-boy Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Will do I’ve noticed the Bigsby sure will throw it out of tune in a hurry I thought it was the nut binding the strings at first

    Are those Electromatics?
     
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    Yup 5420 and a 5622 Electromatic

    You are correct about the nut. The nut almost always needs to be reworked, with a generous flair at the tuner side to prevent binding. You then need to use the string lock method with minimal string wraps. The nut must be lubed and the Bigsby is really best used for subtle pitch changes rather than dive bombing.

    Hard to tell from my photo but I also install a high quality roller bridge.

    Enjoy
     
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    Nice, HNGD!
     
  8. EC Strat-boy

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    Thanks for the advice. Is the nut Tusq?

    Thinking about dropping a bone nut in there
     
  9. radd

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    I’m not sure what is on the streamliners. Bone nut would be cool. If you doing the nut yourself you could just take a few minutes first and rework the existing nut and lube it and see if that helps.
     
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    Well done, Gretsch-boy! Yeah, there is a learning curve with those gadgets, but they can be housebroke.
     
  11. Willie D

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    I have the single-cut sunburst Streamliner. I added a Bigsby and swapped the pickups out for Blacktops.
    The Streamliners are a great addition to the Gretsch line.
    Congrats!
     
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    radd Strat-O-Master

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    Blacktops, Gretsch’s “budget pickup” and it turns out they are one of the best they make. That Blue hollowbody in my pic above has Blacktops, love ‘um, never gonna change ‘um.
     
  13. EC Strat-boy

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    I dig the broad Trons myself. They rock!
     
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    Sweet guitar, congrats.
     
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    Congrats, sweet lookin git fiddle :thumb:.
    I am a huge Bigsby fan and wail on mine, subtle shimmer my foot set up right (bridge and nut) you can let it have it. And invest in a piece of foam and jam it under the ball ends after you give it a bend for string changes. Be smarter than a piece of wire:whistling:.
     
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    Yummy... congrats!
    Oh and thanks for stoking my GAS for a Gretsch...specifically a Jet!
     
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    Nice, congrats!
     
  18. CalebAaron666

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    Hiya!
    I’m brand new to this forum, and of course I gravitate directly to the first thread I see about a Gretsch!
    I have a couple. I have a modded out torino green 2622t, and a hollow body red/black 5129.
    On my 2622, I filed the nut slots and lube them every string change (most important), replaced the bridge (second most inportant) and replaced the weak tuners (third most important).
    I can abuse the wiggle stick on all three of my bigsby’d guitars (2 Gretsch’s and a Telecaster). It took a lot of trial and error setting them all up to take the abuse, but they all can without killing my tuning (within reason).
    Once you get it figured out, they’re the MOST fun.
    Comgrats!
    And yeah like @radd said, check out the Gretsch Talk Forum.
     
  19. EC Strat-boy

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    Thanks for the advice - it needs work for sure. I’m retuning after every song. But I love the guitar and it’s really fun to play minus the tuning.

    Did you lower the action?
     
  20. EC Strat-boy

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    Man this Guitars tone is really nice when played clean. So smooth and even and responsive to pick attack.

    Need to get the nut and bridge worked on and this will be a keeper for sure.
     
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