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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2013-05-04T00:52:43+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=3&t=14187 2013-05-04T00:52:43+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14187&p=119043#p119043 <![CDATA[Re: Experiment with a Gretsch resonator]]> Statistics: Posted by jamesfarrell — Sat May 04, 2013 12:52 am


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2013-05-02T16:19:13+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14187&p=118916#p118916 <![CDATA[Re: Experiment with a Gretsch resonator]]> Statistics: Posted by Freeman — Thu May 02, 2013 4:19 pm


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2013-04-30T16:58:07+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14187&p=118721#p118721 <![CDATA[Re: Experiment with a Gretsch resonator]]> Statistics: Posted by jamesfarrell — Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:58 pm


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2013-04-25T08:02:09+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14187&p=118241#p118241 <![CDATA[Re: Experiment with a Gretsch resonator]]> Peace.

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2013-04-24T02:02:04+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14187&p=118182#p118182 <![CDATA[Re: Experiment with a Gretsch resonator]]> Statistics: Posted by NEONMOONY — Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:02 am


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2013-04-23T22:18:07+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14187&p=118176#p118176 <![CDATA[Re: Experiment with a Gretsch resonator]]> 7 hours it took to do this. I'm frickn pooped from the stress. But it came out mint, save for the scratch behind the pickup, which was from a screw driver.

Dremeling the slot for the pickup was tough on the brain, but managed not to screw it up. Put on a REAL tailpiece, although it's a tad longer than that ugly POFS that Gretsch puts on the guitar, I wasn't sure if it would put enough pressure on the bridge, but it seems ok. Tail piece did not cover up the hole from the original wood strap button. So I cut the head off the wood strap button and glued it in the hole and it looks hardly noticeable in person.

Plugged into the Mesa Mark V the thing absolutely honks. There are two switches on the pickup ring with 2 positions, so that's a boat load of combos you can get with this thing.

Overall the guitar is decent. Of course the fools that painted it got paint all over the binding on the player side. The side that faces the floor is fine. But that can be expected with anything from China. The workers over there just don't give a crap about doing a perfect job. But I don't want to get into that. For $400???? Come on. Thing is unreal for $400 and it sounds 1/2 decent unplugged as well. I'm actually thinking of getting another one and doing the same thing again and using one for each tuning that we do in the non-baritone resonator realm.

I'd rather use beaters when we play out than 2-3k Nationals. But it's not like I want to baby the Nationals either, they're to be played. But there's a one that I wont take out of the house. Got to keep one perfect.

Anyhow, I'll post a video of the thing later on.


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Statistics: Posted by jamesfarrell — Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:18 pm


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2013-04-23T03:27:18+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14187&p=118144#p118144 <![CDATA[Re: Experiment with a Gretsch resonator]]> Statistics: Posted by ricbleu — Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:27 am


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2013-04-22T23:28:16+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14187&p=118139#p118139 <![CDATA[Re: Experiment with a Gretsch resonator]]> Statistics: Posted by NEONMOONY — Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:28 pm


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2013-04-22T22:50:50+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14187&p=118137#p118137 <![CDATA[Re: Experiment with a Gretsch resonator]]>
To prevent screw ups make a template that prevents the Dremel from going beyond the hole you need.

Or if you have it, use a router and a flush trim bit inside a guide template to cut the hole, no way to screw that up aside from bad measuring.

Good luck, measure twice...cut once :D

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2013-04-22T22:38:37+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14187&p=118135#p118135 <![CDATA[Experiment with a Gretsch resonator]]>
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The SD P-rail is a cool pickup. P-90 / Humbucker / Single coil all in one, controlled not by a 3 way switch but the triple shot pickup ring.
I hate wrenching on sh(t but if I bring it somewhere they'll F it up. Seems the only folks capable of working on these is National Guitars. Anything they've ever done, not a single flaw. I've had 2 separate guys do work on my resonators (best guys in the the area) and they both SUCK. So as they say, you want something done right ........

Only thing that concerns me is cutting the slot for the humbucker with a dremel saw. I have no idea what I'm doing or how to compensate for the pickup ring. But fear is the enemy.

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