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6L6

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Feb 23rd, 2016 10:19 PM        

I have a 2013 Gretsch Nashville 6120SSLVO Brian Setzer sig. that I really like.<br /> <br /> However, I'd like to change the two "dice" volume knobs on the lower bout to Tone controls. Can it be done and is it a tough job?<br /> <br /> Thanks for any info you can offer.<br /> <br /> 6



Taildragger

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"bald to the bone"
Feb 24th, 2016 09:28 AM        

Another way would be to replace the "mud" switch with a Tonestyler pot. These are made by Stellartone for whom contact info can be found...



Taildragger

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"bald to the bone"
Feb 24th, 2016 09:30 AM        

Here's a generic diagram of the Gretsch "mud" switch...



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Feb 24th, 2016 02:19 PM        

It can be done. It's not a tough job, but it is fiddly because you have to work through the F holes. <br /> <br /> Which has been known to drive sane people crazy, because it's sort of like performing an appendectomy through the patient's nostrils.



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"bald to the bone"
Feb 24th, 2016 03:43 PM        

Yeah, I did a pup swap in an ES-335 once and am not anxious to do another. I would think that working on a 6120 wouldn't be quite as bad because having a deeper body and lacking the center block, it would likely give you more room to maneuver.



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Feb 24th, 2016 03:47 PM        

Or you could just remove the back, as J.J. Cale did to his Harmony, to give you easy access for mods.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />



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Feb 25th, 2016 10:06 AM        

Do you just want to deactivate the tone switch? (I believe the Setzer has that circuit, with a 3-way tone switch on the left upper bout).



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