Gretsch Club

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

  1. Glen W

    Glen W Tele-Afflicted

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    Roman, you just nailed pretty much my experience with the HS Filter'Trons. About a year ago, I picked up a used 6119-SP Tennessee Special - a real beauty, and nice to play as well. I felt that the high strings had too much zing, while the low strings had too much mud. Tried messing with the pickup/screw heights, etc. I sold it.

    The DynaSonics in my DSW are very evenly voiced, with the highs bright & strong, and the lows deep, yet twangy. If I add a little trem to the amp, pick near the bridge (esp on the neck pu!), and wiggle that Bigsby a bit, I can channel Duane.
     
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  2. lauke

    lauke Tele-Meister

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    Ah yeah, for Duane Eddy you obviously need a single coil. That bright, cutting tone is easily obtained with a pair of Dynas.
    But there is a big difference between the HS 'trons and TV Jones Classics, the latter are much more balanced and they do have a lot of snap on the bottom strings. Especially the bridge pickup. Fresh strings also make a very big difference on my Gretsch.
     
  3. rp1138

    rp1138 Tele-Meister

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    I'm in, and happy to be so.

    Brand new Gretsch G5120, with no mods yet, other than a few cosmetic touches.

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  4. Falzoony

    Falzoony TDPRI Member

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    Thats a beautiful 5120 I'm sure you'll love it.
    Here's my baby. 2001 6120-60.
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  5. toddfan

    toddfan Tele-Holic

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    Was that transparent pinup girl, down by the volume/tone control area a "factory" thing...or did you add it yourself? If you added it, care to tell how you did it? My wife would never let me do a pinup girl...and not sure I have the cojones to pull that off, anyway....but, I can think of a few other art type objects that I might want to do a similar treatment with.

    VERY COOL guitar, BTW...I love the orange and the added extras: pinup, brand, etc., really WORK on it!
     
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  6. SwampAsh54

    SwampAsh54 Tele-Meister

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    I'm in !!!
    Here's my 2005 NOS 6122 Country Gentleman.

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  7. David Gurr

    David Gurr TDPRI Member

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    My Gretsch Pro Jet with Sperzel tuners, Compton bridge, Duo-Jet guard.

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  8. toddfan

    toddfan Tele-Holic

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    WOW...She's a Pretty one!

    I like a finish that you can still see "wood" through....she's a beauty!
     
  9. SwampAsh54

    SwampAsh54 Tele-Meister

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    Thanks Toddfan,
    I really like this one!!
     
  10. rp1138

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    It was a cool accident, actually. It's just a waterslide decal I bought on ebay. The vender gave the option of printing on a white or a transparent background. I chose transparent because I didn't want to have to trim the white around the edges, and I figured that there was no white on the artwork itself. I didn't realize that the orange would bleed through quite so much, but it looked cool, so I went with it anyway.

    The decal was actually a little too big, which is why I had the pot shaft go through the space between her arm and her body.

    I have one more decal that I'm going to add near the selector switch, but it hasn't gotten here yet.

    By the way, I'm single, so that's why I can get away with it.:)
     
  11. Larry K. Williams

    Larry K. Williams Tele-Meister

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    Just got my new Horton Heat a few minutes ago.....can't wait to plug it in!!!!

    Sorry 'bout the cell phone pic......it's all I have here at work.

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  12. lauke

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    Sweet, congratulations! That is probably one of my most favorite Gretsch models. A real player, but a looker too in classic orange with the western decorations.

    Talking about the Rev: their latest album is amazing. I have a deep respect for those guys, how they keep coming up with good tunes, sharp-as-a-knife lyrics and crazy guitar solo's is beyond me.
     
  13. caliban335

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    2006 Country Club with spruce top, DynaSonic pickups & Melita bridge (soon to be replaced).

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  14. Eric W

    Eric W Tele-Meister

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    Here's my 6120W-1957. Love the P-90/DynaSonic combo. Eddie had the right idea!
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  15. A.B.Negative

    A.B.Negative Friend of Leo's

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    That's a lovely guitar!

    What are you replacing the Melita bridge with? I originally had a Space Control bridge on my Brian Setzer Hot Rod but I kept knocking the low E string out of the saddle. I replaced the Space Control with a bar bridge and it cured the problem.
     
  16. caliban335

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    I'm planning to replace the Melita with a Tru Arc; probably a stainless steel. It's a third party bar bridge.
     
  17. A.B.Negative

    A.B.Negative Friend of Leo's

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    Good choice!
     
  18. teleconvertMij

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    Hi, have you had a look at the Compton bridges? Here is a stainless steel one :)
     

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  19. Beachbum

    Beachbum Friend of Leo's

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    Just got my new Tennessee Rose this week. It's not going to replace my Tele but it sure makes a Tele player feel at home. I can't believe how much I'm loving this guitar.

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  20. telecat33511

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    5235 with GFS NY III
    Rocks my Bobby socks off
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