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Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by A.B.Negative, Jun 19, 2009.
I had one, but sold it.
I have a 5120 in Orange. It is my favourite guitar!
Only change I have made was to remove the pick guard.
Count me in.
Gretsch G6128 Duo-Jet
A mean, mean tone machine no matter what it's plugged into.
Actually a coupld of days ago. Sorry about the messy room in the background.
Went into my local Sam Ash that I have been going to for years. Showed them a 15% off coupon from Guitar Center and they matched it.
Here's my G5120.
My first Gretsch keeper...
'05 6120 DSW here. Got it NOS (great deal!) from Wildwood - their website pic blew me away, and the guitar looks just as great in person. The Dynasonic pickups are nice and twangy, yet full-sounding. Great for Duane Eddy type stuff, spy type stuff, or anything. That Great gretsch Sound!
I'm still deeply committed to my 2003 1959 Nashville Classic.
It's easily my best sounding guitar.
I've changed the knobs to brown Fender "cupcake" amp knobs, and removed the PG.
The big ol' Grover Imperials are going to replaced with lightweight Gotoh lockers soon.
It goes to every gig, though the bender Tele and Les Paul get exercised too.
George Harrison Signature Duo Jet
From the FMIC family of guitars can a GH RW Tele be far behind?
GRETSCH 5120 - " Mr Bojangles "
GRETSCH 5120 - " Ghost "
GRETSCH 5127 - " Baby Blue "
Omg I Love Em All
My G5120 with TV Jones:
(photos from the previous owner)
Playing my Gretsch Electromatic Pro Jet:
- I had a pair of Gretsch HS Filtertrons in there when the pic was taken - and removed them after playing just one gig, simply couldn't deal with the lack of low-end snap and pop (I'm a single-coil guy, after all...); now I've got a pair of GFS NYII single coils in there, which are great, kinda like super-beefy Tele PUs, or like P90s crossed with Dynasonics (a Duo Jet withy Dynasonics is what I'd really like, but they are a bit pricey...)
BTW, that Pro Jet is also modded with a Bigsby B30, and a Compton bridge.
Oh, and occasionally I get to play the Black Falcon that the singer of my band has:
- unfortunately, that big Black Falcon body doesn't feel very comfortable for me, and I also miss the low-end snap and pop with the F'trons on this one, so while it does look very cool, I like my cheapo Pro Jet and my Teles a lot more...
God....I LOVE this guitar.
I was doing pretty well at keeping my GAS in check....then, you HAD to go and post these pics.
I played one of those about a year ago when living in Laguna. It was for sure a keeper.
Not much snap and pop in a Gretsch? Hmm, you ought try TV jones pickups then. I installed them in my Gretsch about a year ago and that thing has twang in spades. About as much as my Baja I think.
Not that there's anything wrong with Dynasonics mind you
I'm talking about the low wound strings only, the low E and the A - those simply don't have that snap and pop (think Duane Eddy) of a single coil-equipped guitar, I doubt that TV Jones vs. Gretsch Filtertrons would make a big difference; plenty of twang on the high strings, though - it's almost like a Filtertron was two pickups in one, bright, chimey and twangy on the higher strings, but a bit dull on the low ones (and every Filtertron-equipped guitar I tried so far - admittedly none with TV Jones - was like that, haven't found any Youtube video or other sound clip that shows a Filtertrons showing low-end snap and pop yet, either.)
Just to make sure there's no misunderstanding: I LIKE the Filtertron tone a lot when there's a bit of overdrive going on (Neil Young's White Falcon, Doug Pettibone's Duo Jet, and a lot of others...) - that slightly grainy, grindy OD character is really hard to get with any other type of pickup, love it - but for my own playing, that surf-y/rockabilly-style low end twang (as I said, think Duane Eddy; or Luther Perkins, Pete Anderson, Don Rich) is much more essential, and it's not there with Filtertrons...