Modern Gretsch Guitars

Is the Gretsch Squeezebox Treble Bleed available separately?

1

I've been very impressed with the treble bleed thing that Gretsch is putting in new guitars lately - it works better than any treble bleed cap/resistor things I've ever installed. Does anyone know if I can get one for my SSLVO?

2

I looked inside my Jet and it had a Kinman style treble bleed, with the resistor in series with the capacitor, so I copied it in my 6120 where it worked really well.

3

The Kinman treble bleed is my personal preference as well. Initially I went with the simple cap only, but the tone gets very thin as the volume is rolled off. Between the Duncan and Kinman versions, I prefer the taper and generally consistent tone of the Kinman.

4

I use the TVJ treble bleed, which is the same as the Duncan. The only other treble bleed I have tried is the "50s wiring" on my tele, which isn't a straight-up treble bleed, it changes the way the pickups are loaded and therefore changes the taper. I was quite happy with the 50s treble bleed, and then I bought my Cabronita which someone had installed the TV Jones/Duncan type, and it worked so well in the Cabronita that I put it in the Hot Rod and my #1 tele (where they work well, but still not as well as in the Cabronita, for some reason)

5

So what are the component values of the new Gretsch setup?

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Yes but it doesn't show what's in the treble bleed. I have tried the TV Jones version - actually a couple, as he has changed it over the years. I've tried many different permutations of treble bleed but the current Squeezebox thing is the best one I have used.

I can't find out from the Gretsch website whether this cap whatever it is thing is available hence my asking here. It would be perfect for my SSLVO. I don't want to try a bunch of alternatives. Been there, done that.

8

Looks like just a cap, like the simple version in post #2.

I may be all wet, but if the schematic is correct, it's just the cap in the circuit.

9

You're probably right, JD. It sure looks like just a cap. The schematic shows the values for the other caps but not this one. That's what makes me wonder if there is a resistor in there too. I'll probably never know! I asked a few dealers and they tell me it's not available separately. Sigh...


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