gretsch elliot easton???

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  1. gravy

    gravy Member

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    anyone play or hear?
     
  2. Jon C

    Jon C Silver Supporting Member

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    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.
     
  3. Joe Robinson

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    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.
     
  4. Jon C

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    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.
     
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    Gas-man Unrepentant Massaganist

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    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.
     
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    or see?

    any pics of this floating about?
     
  7. Joe Robinson

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    Jon C, thanks very much for the info.

    Joe R.
     

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