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5438T Pro Jet with Bigsby — List: $850.00 Street: $499.00

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  • Gretsch 5438T Pro Jet with Bigsby
  • D’Addario EXL110 Nickel Wound, Regular Light, 10-46
  • Millennia Music & Media Systems HV-37
  • Radial JCR Reamp
  • MXR Dyna Comp
  • Eventide H9
  • Fender ‘65 Deluxe Reverb (reissue)
  • Telefunken M80
  • Telefunken M81
  • Avid Digi 003
  • Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Quad Core

Select images to view product pages for the gear used in demo's signal chain

  • Gretsch 5438T Pro Jet with Bigsby
  • D’Addario EXL110 Nickel Wound, Regular Light, 10-46
  • MXR Dyna Comp
  • Eventide H9
  • Fender ‘65 Deluxe Reverb (reissue)
  • Telefunken M80
  • Telefunken M81
  • Millennia Music & Media Systems HV-37
  • Avid Digi 003
  • Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Quad Core

Electromatic® Pro Jet models take on a new voice and identity, with chambered basswood bodies and arched maple tops that resonate true to “That Great Gretsch Sound,” a two-tone body color scheme (Black or Gold tops with Walnut-stained back and sides), dual “Black Top” Filter’Tron™ pickups and Bigsby® B50 tailpieces.

Other classic features include rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and “hump block” inlays, three-position pickup toggle switch, anchored Adjusto-Matic™ bridge, “G” arrow knobs, white pearloid Gretsch-logo pickguard and threaded/knurled strap buttons.

General

Model Name: Pro Jet™ with Bigsby®
Series: Electromatic Collection
Color: Gold Top with Walnut Stained Back and Sides 
MSRP*: $700.00

Body

Body Material: Chambered Basswood Body with Arched Maple Top
Body Shape: Jet™
Body Back: Basswood
Body Top: Arched Maple
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane, Gloss Polyester
Body Binding: Bound Top

Neck

Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Position Inlays: Hump-Block
Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
Fretboard: Rosewood
Neck Material: Maple
Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.8 mm)
Scale Length: 24.6" (625 mm)
Headstock: Jet™ Style
Truss Rods: Standard

Electronics

Bridge Pickup: Black Top Filter'Tron™
Neck Pickup: Black Top Filter'Tron™
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Master Tone

Hardware

Bridge: Anchored Adjusto-Matic™ Bridge with Bigsby® Licensed B50 Vibrato Tailpiece
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Switch Tips: Chrome

Miscellaneous

Strings: D'Addario® XL110 Regular Light, NPS (.010-.046 Gauges)
Unique Features: Two-Tone Body Color Scheme, “Black Top” Filter’Tron™ pickups, Bigsby® Licensed B50 Vibrato Tailpiece

Accessories

Control Knobs: G-Arrow

Starting with the Ultimate Speaker Demo, an ever-increasing number of the GearTunes audio  clips are being tracked using the Radial JCR Reamp. The Reamp was invented by my good friend and colleague John Cuniberti who engineered/co-produced many of Joe Satriani's most infamous recordings.

For GearTunes, reamping allows me to record a track where the guitar "hears" the amp in the room, but initially only the guitar or guitar and effects signal is recorded. This allows me to spend additional time perfecting amp tones and mic placement once I have the performance I'm looking for. One of the byproducts of this process is the creation of GearTunes DI Clips which enable you to play select guitars and effects through your amp by using your mobile device or computer as a reamp device.

For GearTunes DI Clips - and Gear Tune DI Clips ONLY (always found under the DI clips tab for gear that has one), you can play our guitar and effects through your amp. Simply use an unbalanced cable that terminates with an 1/8th inch jack on one end and a 1/4 inch jack on the other. Connect the 1/8th jack to the output of your mobile device or computer and the 1/4 inch jack into the front of your amp. Start off with your amp volume at zero and your mobile device (or computer) volume all the way up to ensure you hit the front end of the amp with enough signal, and then gradually increase the volume of the clean channel on your amp until you reach a level that is not capable of causing damage to your ears or equipment. GearTunes accepts no liability for the use, abuse or misuse of these clips, and playing them into your amp is done exclusively at your own risk.

I am tremendously excited about being able to share GearTunes DI Clips with you as you journey on your quest to find right gear for the music you play! Cheers ~ Doug:)

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