1 hfriman 4 months ago Hello fellow Gretsch-players, I've noticed an interesting and really cheap way to mod a Gretsch using a broken metal hairpin:Just thread it under/over each string between the bridge and the Bigsby (see picture).Doing that on my guitars I get more volume and definition tonewise. Also some more sustain and string-seperation. There is also the possibility to slide the hairpin back or forth thereby tweeking the sound of the guitar. With the hairpin closer to the bridge I get more focus, definition and volume, while closer to the Bigsby brings more overtones and reverb-like qualities. Don´t know the exact mechanism for this though. Maybe the hairpin reflects the incoming vibrations back to the bridge in some way and less vibrationl energy gets lost in "wolf-tones"?It would be interesting to know if someone else get anything like this from putting hairpins behind the bridge?Cheers!