Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by gravy, Feb 13, 2009.
anyone play or hear?
I'll amend my post on that thread to say that after installing some NOS resistors on the mud switch in values recommended by TV Jones/Don Butler, there are now 3 usable & interesting tonal colors available.
Great guitar, I just used it at a gig last weekend. They sound and play wonderfully with Pyramid flatwound 11s, which you can bend and feel like they're 10s.
Got one and love it. Great guitar. Certainly a different flavor, owing mostly to the Gretsch part of the equation. I would not say that it out Gretsches most Gretsch guitars, but it is rock solid owing to the pinned tunematic and the graphite nut. So aside from the 6120, I personally think it is the best Duo Jet out there. If you like a large neck, it's a bit lacking there. I string mine with 10s because the scale is longer than a normal Gretsch guitar.
Jon C, I'm interested in this mod you speak of, can you point me to a link? I find the mud switch when stock to be less than inspiring.
I can't think of a link, I have this note though:
From a Gretsch Pages discussion in 2002, the following people recommend the following values:
"TV Jones: .0039 uf for the Down position
.0120 uf for the Up position
Don Butler: .0068 uf down
.0150 uf up
and he said "use polyester only, not ceramic or orange drops!"
I took my 6120 SSU to the tech and he changed the values as follows:
.0100 uf for the Up, and .0040 for the Down."
A friend sent me some nos caps in a variety of values around these specs ... I don't recall which values I used unfortunately but it was a big improvement.
I have the Korean version in green.
I threw some TV Jones and locking tuners on it and it's great.
I was a huge cars fan as a yoot, so this is my fanbwah homage to the man.
any pics of this floating about?
Jon C, thanks very much for the info.