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Gretsch STRING BUZZING

I just bought a G6122II Country Gentleman. Made in 2009, it seems brand new. After I bought it and replaced the strings with light gauge (9-42) the buzzing began. Maybe it was always there and I couldn't hear it in the store. First the A string, then the D. Mostly open string buzzing. I had a tech tweak everything. The rod, a few frets, the bridge. The noise seems to be coming from the bridge. It was mostly better when I left the shop. Now the B and high E strings are buzzing. If I loosen the string that's buzzing and reseat, sometimes the buzzing goes away temporarily. It's all very sporadic. This is one of my childhood dream guitars and I'm very unhappy.
Would a new bridge fix this problem? (This bridge doesn't seem defective). The tech (from a very prestigious store) told me that I have a heavy right hand. Okay, I wasn't insulted but, am I supposed to change the way I play? Is this problem common on Gretsch guitars? Can anyone steer me in the right direction?

Dorado model 55993 1974 ... By Gretsch.

It's a 12 string acoustic standard guitar. Model is 55993 from 1974. What's it worth ??

dorado acoustic guitar by Gretsch Model #5966

I have a model #5966 dorado acoustic guitar by Gretsch 1971. Can anyone give me the value? Your help will be appreciated.

The Gretsch 5966

Is or was that a 'Hummingbird' ?

1974 gretsch super chet

I have a 1974 gretsch super chet model 7690 for sale

super chet

hi, do you have it anymore, if yes, do you have pictures??.
thanks

I want information about this guitar

Dorado By Gretsch Model 5987 Acousic Guitar. Is it expensive one? is it good?

Vintage amps.

Hi, I am in Cape Town, South Africa and have been using a Gretch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman amp for many years - mainly jazz. I love it and want to replace some of the aging components. It is stamped 6061 in the bas of the cabinet. What can you tell me or advise on this amp.
Regards
Mike Larcombe

david Lee

Hello Mike, are you the Mike Larcombe who used to play in Nero and the Gladiators.
I have been trying toi find you for a few days.
If you are Mick the you will remember David Lee in Luton, now of Northampton.
Sorry to say that Dave died on the 12th April.
If you can acknowledge this then I would be happy to let you have more details
Regards
Mick Chambers

Need information on this

I'm a musician with only a few guitars that I keep. I just inherited a great playing classical guitar. Its a "Dorado" made by "Gretch" in Chicago NY. It sounds and plays like a keeper. Can anyone tell me about this guitar? its value, though not for sale.?? last digits in serial are 003. does this can't mean the year because I believe my uncle has had it for much longer than 6 years. Any info is appreciated, I love guitars and just can't find this one anywhere. Thanks for your time.

Dorado guitar

My father was given a Dorado guitar Model 6029 Serial #1218 red in color with mother-of-pearl inlay. Can you tell me what year it was made and the approximate value. It has a few nicks on the front but none very big.
Thank you, Denise

Dorado Model 6029

I got curious and checked around. I found used ones ranging from 150 to 299 in decent shape.

Dorado Model 6029

Hi, This was the first "real" guitar I ever owned. I bought it new around 1978 or 1979. It's made by Gretsch. Can't tell you what it's worth. I never looked into it, because it's my baby and I'd never sell. It has really good sound that has mellowed wonderfully with age. Hope this helps.

Schaller replacement tuner for Super Chet

I need to replace the A (5th) Schaller tuner on my 1972 Super Chet. I have tried Black Rider as well as others but no luck to date. If anyone knows where I can find a replacement, I would really appreciate any information you have about replacing this tuner. Thanks.

Gretch Broadkaster Mini Lead 50 wiring or schematic

I have a Mini Lead 50 with a crackling sound. I've tapped on some of the components(resisters,caps) and have narrowed it to a small area of the circuit board. Any help on this would be appreciated. Also trying to determine the birth year of this amp. Ser# 069115-2 Thanks

Repair of Mini Lead 50

Cracking sound was "microphonic" capacitor in preamp circuit, identified by listening while "rubbing " lightly on the component. Also had AC "hum" in the reverb was caused by magnetic pickup in the coil tray, fixed by relocating the tray to the vertical side away from the power transformer. Have pdf copy of the schematic dated 1977, if you still need ,advise.
Regards // Paul

Open-back 5 String Gretsch BANJO

Open-back 5 String Gretsch BANJO

This popular thread has been given its own page : Open-back 5 String Gretsch BANJO

Dorado #5986 how to date dorado guitars

Did'nt see any serial numbers other the #5986. what year is this guitar?

dorado acoustic

model#5986... how to determine dating dorado guitars?... Timvee.

dorado acoustic

model#5986... how to determine dating dorado guitars?... Timvee.

gretsch pro bass amp

I am desperatley looking for the schematics of the Gretsch Pro Bass Amp. Appreciate any sort of help. Thanks

Dorado / model 5989 / Serial 4576

Tag says Distributed by Gretsch New York - Chicago

How much is it worth in good shape?

Re: Dorado / model 5989 / Serial 4576

: Tag says Distributed by Gretsch New York - Chicago

: How much is it worth in good shape?

I have the same guitar and I want to know the same information. Thanks

howard deluxe banjo info please?

i have this model banjo and i think its a grtesch... very old. anybody know anything about it???

gretsch carousel amp

Would appreciate any information on Gretsch Carousel amp. Solid state, probably made in the late 1960s. I have never seen another like it.

Dorado by Gretsch?

I have an acoustic Dorado by Gretsch...Model No. 5969...# 2174...
Made in Japan...
If anyone has any information on this guitar (year, woods, etc...) or where I can find more
information,
it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, mr. davis

Re: Dorado by Gretsch

: I have an acoustic Dorado by Gretsch...Model No. 5969...# 2174...
:is made in Japan
by Gretsch in 1972-1973 (only these years) high end model with Brazilian rosewood neck, sides, and back. Lists for $200-$250 as of 2010.

Thanks, E

Gretsch 6119 Tennessean

Need info on schematic and how to get to electronics. Must back come off? I am a guitar techbician restoring neck joint and need info on proper neck angles. Neck joint was epoxied by agents in South Africa. Have managed to remove and have disassembled neck copmpetely for restoration. can you please advise where i can get original specs. Thanks, JAMES

Re: Gretsch 6119 Tennessean

: Need info on schematic and how to get to electronics. Must back come off? I am a guitar techbician restoring neck joint and need info on proper neck angles. Neck joint was epoxied by agents in South Africa. Have managed to remove and have disassembled neck copmpetely for restoration. can you please advise where i can get original specs. Thanks, JAMES

All electronics is accessed through the pickup holes in the top. Tie string to the controls so when you pull them out you can also pull them back in. SChematic is avail on Gretsch site

Gretsch Jr. Jet

Anybody know where I can find a replacement neck for a Junior Jet ? Thanks, Andy Foy

Gretsch Synchromatic Jr. Jet

Anybody know where I can find a replacement neck for Gretsch Jr. Jet bolt-on ?

RHH GRETSCH

WHAT KIND OF BRACING DOES THE RHH SIGNATURE MODEL HAVE.IS IT MUCH DIFFERENT TO A 59 BRACING?

Buzzing saddle

I've got a 2005 6119 TR with an adjust-o-matic bridge. The saddle for the B string keeps buzzing after I've tried everything. I've even replaced the tension spring. Any suggestions?

gretsch safari amp

just fond a gretsch safari amp, looks like it should have some kind of face or box cover, any info about this amp wil be cool....
thanks mark

Re: gretsch safari amp

Had one in the late 60's early 70's. There should be a cover door for the front of the amp. Two 10's, if i remember correctly, 35 watts and the ability to run off a battery.

just fond a gretsch safari amp, looks like it should have some kind of face or box cover, any info about this amp wil be cool....
: thanks mark

Re: gretsch safari amp

: Had one in the late 60's early 70's. There should be a cover door for the front of the amp. Two 10's, if i remember correctly, 35 watts and the ability to run off a battery.
I purchased one from an antique shop today for $400.00 in mint condition. In store cost for 1000 and up. How does it sound for I play the Hammond

: just fond a gretsch safari amp, looks like it should have some kind of face or box cover, any info about this amp wil be cool....
: : thanks mark

Dorado

I have a Dorado model 6026 serial 6174 how old is it and whats it worth.

Re: Dorado

i have a electric dorado and it has a ser.# of
1033562 do you know when it was made or have any info about it at all tell us .

6161 schemo

Does anyone know where to find a schematic for a model 6161 amp with 6SQ7 pre-amp tubes? It's got the wrap around grill and double 6x10" speakers. I'm willing to pay.

Dorado

How much is my Dorado Classical 1972 in mint condition worth?

Dorado by Gretsch

I have a Dorado 1692 Model # 5865 or 5965. Can you tell me what it it is worth. It produces a vibration at the bottom end of the guitar that is annoying. How do you take card of it.

Re: Dorado by Gretsch

I dont know my year on my dorado..and it does that annoying vibration too! I was wondering the same thing..is yours a classical-looking one?

Is my gretsch Rare? it's a 1961 6113, not in any books

I've looked in every gretsch book that I could find over the years and have never seen a 6113, that is what is written on the original certificate and the serial number indicates it was made in 1961, I bought it used about 25 years ago. Can anyone help?? Thanks
guitar-slinger

ASTRO JET string pull down - pick up bezels

Need string pull down between bridge and vibrato.

Need two black pick up bezel surrounds.

all help Appreciated !

thank s in Advance !

Brien.
new york

Schematic for Artist Amp

Need a schematic for a small Gretsch Artist Amp. About the size of a Fender Champ, with an 8" speaker and 2-6v6's with a 5Y3 rectifier. 6sn7 and a 6J7 as well.
Thanks, David

Dorado 60

I have found a Dorado model 60. It is a nylon string classical guitar with a neck similar to a Goya. Any info on this model? Other marks include: SN38 and 5988.

Gretsch white falcon model 7595

Can anyone hook me up with a schematic for this particular guitar..?

Re: Gretsch white falcon model 7595

Unfortunately, i do not have a schematic. I have just bought this guitar and I am looking for a manual that explains all the complicated switches. So please, if you have a scanned pdf of this manual, send it to me!

Re: Gretsch New Yorker.acoustic

: : I bought a gretsch from jim gretty who worked a hessies music shop at Liverpool he bought it from john lennon/

Re: Gretsch New Yorker.acoustic

: : : I bought a gretsch from jim gretty who worked a hessies music shop at Liverpool he bought it from john lennon/

we've all bought a guitar from Jim!!-i bet he played Feight train on it as a demo! were you with a band??
Stan

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