The Bass-ment

Academy of Bluegrass

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Hello i'm considering a new gretsch purchase. Just wondering what everyone's thoughts are on these models> Specs are quite similar, both hollow with open f holes and high upper fret access. I've read various comments regarding the roller bridges on the pre fender models as being a problem and also the pickups aren't too everybody's taste. I prefer the look of the Baldwin model ( i think!. Any comments? Thanks

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Bridges can be swapped.

If I'm not mistaken, the baldwin has a 24.6" scale, while the 90s model will probably have 25.5" scale. (verify that!:))

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I have to admit that I prefer the look of the Baldwin era model as well.

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Nice! I think the baldwins look better as well. Are those tv jones pickups? Were the stocks not very good? Do tv jones fit straight in a Baldwin era CG?

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You mean mine or Hermitt's?

Mine has the stock HS filtertrons. They sound great to me. It's actually an '09 Country Gent II, that I'm converting optically to a baldwin-era Gent.

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Mine also, as far as I know has the stock Filters that came on it in '92. There is some speculation that because the Black 7594Bs were a limited run (only 100 made)that Duke Kramer may have substituted leftover AlNico pickups that he had laying around. I have never taken my pickups apart to find out tho, because they sound awesome to me! ;-)


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