The Bass-ment

Gretsch Single Mute Intallation problem

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Hi, I’m painstakingly trying to bring my 1968 6071 bass back to it’s former glory, and I’m trying to install a newly purchased mute system. The problem is that one of the previous owners has torn out the guts so I have nothing to guide me. Does anyone have any info? Thanks!

2

Cool you are bringing back the sort of neglected 6071 bass. Wish I had info for you -- but do put up pix when done?

3

I found a very helpful photo of how it’s supposed to look, I figured I’d share it here if someone else is going through the same trouble.

4

Thanks for posting that. The mute systems are one thing about Gretsch that I have absolutely no working knowledge of.

5

Looks like that mute works by pressing against the front surface of the body from inside. Is that accurate? I've never seen one like that.


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