02-04-2010 06:35 AM
02-04-2010 07:02 AM
02-04-2010 07:09 AM
Wish I could help, but beyond my ken...try http://gretschpages.com/
02-04-2010 07:17 AM
OK, posted there now too, I had posted on Gretsch talk, but don't think th etech knowledge is too high there, it's mainly the neck thing that intrigues me, why that stand off feature?
02-04-2010 07:21 AM
Just a guess, but I think it's a vestige from their hollow bodies, which proceeded the Duo Jet. You have to raise the neck to gain clearance from the pickups they used at the time...Dynasonics. Plus, it gives the Duo Jet much the same feel as a 6120 or whatever. My Astro Jet has the same feature...it's kinda nice, IMHO.
Or...maybe it's just the way they did things....:idk:
02-04-2010 07:25 AM
02-04-2010 07:28 AM
If you do some searching over there (google advance search works well), there are threads which document various neck re-sets. Studying those photos would be illuminating, I'm sure.
02-04-2010 07:31 AM
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02-04-2010 09:32 AM
It's just a standard fingerboard extension.
02-04-2010 12:54 PM
02-04-2010 08:06 PM
About the B3 vs B7 design. the tension bar is there in order to put some extra break angle over the bridge.
I myself (having tried both the "normal" B7 and the same Bigsby on the same guitar with the tension bar removed) much prefer the B3 way, it increases tuning stability, makes the instrument more resonant, and the vibrato action is much smoother.
The guitar sustains just as nicely as before.
02-04-2010 08:40 PM
I was thinking more along the lines of a standard archtop neck:
I think the pic above shows it's not a fingerboard extension the way we think of them on a Caster neck.
02-04-2010 08:41 PM
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