Gretsch-GEAR Modern Electromatics 5235 Pro Jet

2008 Gretsch 5235: CYG08101585

This guitar is for sale. Contact RockinforeJesus for details.

Owned by
RockinforeJesus
Body style
Single Cutaway Solidbody
Color(s)
Jet Black
Fretboard
Rosewood with Neo-Classic (thumbnail) inlays
Nut
Delrin/Synthetic Bone
Pickups
Lap Steel (neck) and GretschBucker (bridge)
Tuners
Unknown
Controls
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone (knob)
  • Pickup selector switch
  • G-Arrow knobs
Bridge
Tune-O-Matic
Tailpiece
G-Cutout
Modifications

Replaced nut with Tusq XL PQL-6060-00 nut
Replaced saddles with Tusq PQ-8501-00 saddles
Replaced neck pickup with Gretsch Lap Steel single coil 0069709000 pickup
Added Gretsch silver pickup bezels 0061605000
Modified pickguard to accomodate added pickup bezels
Replaced mini tone pot with Cor-Tek B500K ohm pot
Replaced tone pot capacitor with .022uf capacitor

Added to Gretsch-GEAR
5 years ago Last modified 2014-10-17 16:38:56

Had to modify (sand down) Tusq nut at top 4 string area - buzzing at nut was due to .010 gauge strings recessed too deeply into string slots. After adding Lap steel pickup, noticed a couple of new issues - middle pickup position now out of phase, and neck p/u wasn't bright enough - reverse wired neck pickup, replaced tone pot with full size pot (had to enlarge hole) and replaced capacitor with single coil rated cap. Now sounds great - real bite in bridge position, real warm and creamy in neck position, chimey in middle position. Pickup bezel in neck position modified to fit centered pickup, drilled holes in corners of both pickups to attach with 4 screws each.

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