Electromatics

PSA on Surf Green DC Double Jet

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I don’t generally advocate patronizing non-GDP-sponsoring Gretsch dealers, but while browsing the latest GC promotion this morning, I discovered they’d put the Surf Green Double Jet, the FSR one that comes with actual HS Filtertrons instead of blacktops, on their Memorial Day sale for $599, which is $100 less than their regular price. Not a huge bargain, but the lowest price you’re going to find on a Gretsch with actual HS Filtertrons in it, and that color makes my heart go a little arrhythmic. If it had a Bigsby of any description, I probably would have grabbed one already. Carry on. https://www.guitarcenter.co...

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Gold looks funny on there though. It's vibrating against the smurf green. Makes my eyes think something is wrong with them.

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That could be why they’re on sale. Rocky’s now got a Firebird red ElectroJet for $50 less, with Bigsby, that’s vying for my attention. Oh, the stuff that lands in your Inbox....

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Played one a little while back at a local GC and was impressed. Sounded good and played very well (and would play amazing with a very basic set-up). It also felt lighter that a typical Electro Jet. IMO, it's better that it doesn't come with a Bigsby. You can remove the tailpiece and put on a B5/B50 and mount it further back for a less severe string break over the bridge than the stock placement of the B50 which is mounted too close to the bridge and results in a very stiff, unresponsive feel and tuning problems.

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IMO, it's better that it doesn't come with a Bigsby. You can remove the tailpiece and put on a B5/B50 and mount it further back for a less severe string break over the bridge than the stock placement of the B50 which is mounted too close to the bridge and results in a very stiff, unresponsive feel and tuning problems.

Astute observation. Good approach.


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