I'm trying to decide between these two and welcome any thoughts
The main use will be taming a '72 Marshall 50 watt so I can be in the same room with it and get overdrive
Maybe sometimes using it to direct record
I already have the Two Notes Wall of Sound Plugin for cab IRs
(and Amplitube 4...
Gretsch G5445T vs. G5230T
Has anyone compared these 2 Jets?
Which do you prefer and why?
The 5445 is double cut with basswood body, maple top, rosewood fingerboard
The 5230 is single cut with mahogany body, maple top, black walnut fingerboard
Are they neck-heavy?
How is keeping them in tune...
Want to make sure it's original body
Pretty sure it's not original finish
Don't have internal pics at the moment... maybe at next setup
Does a refin require a lot of sanding or can paint/sealer removal be done more chemically for ex?
the body in question is part of a complete '66 tele: correct neck, logo, F neck plate, switch, cloth wiring...
It was sold as a '66 by a reputable dealer
People always say what a great refin it is
It's worn, naturally I believe before my ownership, and has the gold undercoat
I've had the DZ for 5 years
It was built from a kit by a tech
I got TDS transformers
I don't have too much experience with the original matchless
But I liked the dz better in clips
Except for 1 thing- too smooth, not enough texture
That was true of mine but my tech knew how to mod it
I don't think the brand of wire matters to value
Just use Nickel silver
If you get into different bigger sizes the tang will split the fretboard more
Stew Mac makes a slightly taller vintage wire with the same small tang
But maybe you really want bigger
Mas does great comfy rounded ends
Jeremy at Rudys
Mas Hino in Brooklyn
Discuss your feelings on fingerboard planing
Sometimes adjustments can be made just with the frets
Also discuss fret ends- I believe rounded is a more modern development