Some of the new pickups are a bit different than the classic Gretsch stuff. The blacktop broadtrons for example are more like a PAF crossed with a Filtertron. I think they are capable of some great tones, like a really clear version of a PAF.
A well voiced set of tone controls is your best friend. With HH, I like a PTB setup. The difference between single coil and humbucker tones is not as wide as we tend to think. Just look at Redd's playing above. You do have to select your tone caps carefully, but it can be done.
I say show up...... and sing. Those old hymns were most likely written for voices. Immerse yourself in the text, and the scriptures they come from, and you may develop a new appreciation for them.
They may be boring to you, but they are sure to be somebody's favorites. Find them and find out...
I have a Gretsch g5220 and i can tell you that the broadtrons do not sound like filtertrons. They sound good, but more like a good Paf. I just got some gfs trons, and they sound great. 3 different winds and colors. They also have adaptor rings and pickguards. I bought the classic, and they...
I have come to the realization that most Church bands are not that good. And it's usually because they don't know how to be good. Sometimes a little careful direction from a knowledgeable person can make a big difference.
I would always start with the assumption that any changes to be made need to be made slowly. People don't change overnight. I always like to show up ready and willing to work with whoever is there. Be willing to be a team player, and most of all be sure you are speaking the truth in love.
You might find that a switch works better in that position. You already have very little feedback in that amp. I would solder tack in a 1M pot, with the 100k still in place, and see if you like the results. You might find that the difference between a little fb and no fb is quite subtle.
Goldilocks.... i didn't mean to hijack your thread. I do hope you find a good group to join. Finding a new church is harder than finding a new spouse. BTW... i have had that song you posted stuck in my head ever since. I like the podcast too.
I love making music with my family. My wife sings and plays keys, my sons play bass, drums, and guitar.
I will keep doing it as long as i am able. I will praise God with every breath until i can no longer draw breath.
Thanks for the encouragement. I always looked at it as being 'all things to all people'. Not sure where we will land, but i have never lost my connection to God. There's a great big harvest to be reaped and I'm gonna keep working.
I just recently left my worship leading position. We just got a new pastor, and on day 1 the legalism started. I was told that my rock/blues/jazz/soul/zydeco/urban gospel/country/pop/klesmer/reggae worship music does not belong in church. After 27 years playing in worship bands, I have heard...
+1 on the Epi Ultra. I picked up one for 300 bucks used, in great condition. With a new set of pickups, it is a great LP for 6lbs-12oz.
I too have had to find some lighter guitars to deal with my back issues (I am still recovering from my 4th stenosis in the last 5 years). I built a...