The pickups were split, there are four coils in each pickup. Two for the three bass strings and two for the three treble strings. At least on the stereo White Falcon models produced by Baldwin. So effectively there are four humbucker pickups on the guitar. There was a schematic for the stereo...
I have spoken to him before, I asked him about the Webster Vibrato arm project for this guitar. I cobbled one together from scrap barrel material at work. He didn't have any in his shop to measure. Kind of rare evidently. I will see what he suggest. Thanks Dave
I'm looking for a source for nitrocellulose Cadillac Green lacquer to refinish the neck on my 65 Viking. It had been stripped down to the bare wood by a previous owner. Under bright light, fine gold "dust" flakes can be seen in the origional finish.
Well I still need to polish and gold plate the parts,and maybe I'll have the stainless extension ti-nitrate coated to make it gold and then I still need to make up a vinyl tip, (with gold sparkles) without the sparkles it may not work correctly!
I recently bought a green 65 Gretsch Viking that was missing the vibrato arm assembly, I asked for help on dimensions and pictures so I could make a reasonable replica.
Forrest Ball was willing to take his apart and photograph and measure the parts for me. This is a close replica of an original...
Well if anyone is interested, here is what I came up with after Forrest Ball from Rockabilly Music was kind enough to take his vibrato arm apart and give me some basic measurements. Some of my dimensions are just educated guesses.
Thank You So Much Forrest!!!