Gretsch Club

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by A.B.Negative, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Ah, you've been reading my dreams... That's gorgeous!
     
  2. Dunnigan

    Dunnigan Tele-Meister

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    Not an owner yet, but really liked playing a 5622 into a vox the other night. Maybe someday.
     
  3. xStonr

    xStonr Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I just scored this G5420t on Reverb at a great price. It can now keep my other Gretsch company
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  4. xStonr

    xStonr Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Hey Everyone! Having just gotten a G5420T as you can see in the above post, what amps are everyone using? Thanks.
     
  5. Mr. Lumbergh

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    Not sure if I’ve posted here yet. Here are my two beauties:
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  6. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Poster Extraordinaire

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    My Fenders: a Two-Tone or a HRD, depending on whether or not I need the loop.
     
  7. Kontaktmoi

    Kontaktmoi Tele-Holic

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    l almost forgot, I have a Gretsch too. It's 6120 DSW. It has a lovely sound and the wammy bar stays in tune too!
     
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  8. teleforumnoob

    teleforumnoob Friend of Leo's

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  9. MisterZ

    MisterZ Tele-Holic

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    Brand-new Electromatic in the house!
     

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  10. ftbtx

    ftbtx Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    Not an owner yet, but pre-ordered this beauty:
    (Is it wrong of me to be already thinking about swapping the pickups?)

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  11. derekirving

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    I'm all of sudden craving a Gretsch 6119. (I can't bring myself to the Seltzer Hot Rod models and too many people play the stock 6120)
     
  12. bender66

    bender66 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Not wrong but wait & play. We've all been down that path & I have appreciated getting away from that impulse.

    Great looking guitar.
     
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  13. ftbtx

    ftbtx Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    Thanks! Good advice, it may sound exactly like I hope, or even better. I just the the Broad'tron being a normal humbucker started me thinking about TV Jones replacements.
     
  14. tombob

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    I'm pretty sure I posted my 6120-1960 already but don't remember if I've posted these or not. I also have a "cats eye" sound hole historic model I'm modding on now.
    Here's my Pro-Jet and Committee.

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  15. moosie

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    Here's my pair, including the new to me Jet.

    2012 6120 '59 LTV 'Chet'. Modded with T-Armonds, and softer Bigsby spring.

    2013 MIJ Duo Jet. I'm dumping the Melita bridge in favor of a Compton chambered aluminum. And gotta get that softer spring for this one, too.



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  16. Kontaktmoi

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    I totally agree with your comments... Get all your amplifiers out first and explore the sounds you can get before you decide to " upgrade"... In many cases it does not turn out to be " better".. just different and not always in a good way either. SO my solution? Simple.. rather than replacing the pick-ups... buy another guitar that has those particular pups factory installed. WIN WIN.... IMG_0789.JPG
     
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  17. tombob

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    I did put TV Jones pickups in my 6120 and it was worth the upgrade. The stock Alnico HS Filter'trons were good, I actually ended up putting them in my Pro-Jet replacing the blacktops. The TVs make my 6120 sound like the real late 50's - early 60's Gretschs I've played. I'd love to own a original but the price is out of my range for a 59-60 6120.
    I love enjoy swapping pickups and tinkering on my guitars though. The guitar Ftbtx has ordered looks like a great platform for modding anyway, personally I'd go with either a TV Jones classic plus or a Gibby style mini humbucker in the bridge. I love either with a neck p90, a bucker sized p90 in the bridge would be pretty cool too.
     
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  18. tombob

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    Just elaborating on my previous comment... I really think the new(er) Electromatics are really great platforms for mods. I like having a less expensive guitar to carry around so if it gets a little beat up or stolen it's not at least not a huge loss. I've been wanting a Streamliner with the smaller, double cutaway body to make a gigging guitar out of. Throw a B7 Bigsby and a pair of good Filter'trons, set it up to play like I want and I think it'd make a great comfortable players instrument.
    This is a bad pic but I think one of these would make a great stage guitar.

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  19. Tobias

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    600E67DD-293C-4747-8B71-9197F29BDCCE.jpeg My new baby’s been in the house 2 weeks now. Still discovering new things to love. I tried it because a second hand gretsch 5622 (3 pick-up cat’s eye) available locally triggered gretsch curiousity but this one spoke to me. Liked black better than the originally desired green.

    G5422T. (Picture’s in the guitar store.)
     
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  20. Mr. Lumbergh

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    In addition to my two Electros, I’d love to place an order for a CS 5622T triple-pickup style with a Classic Plus at the bridge, Dyna in the middle, and P90 at the neck.
    I think that could be fun...
     
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