Gretsch Streamliner 2622 vs. D’Angelico Premier DC

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  1. davenumber2

    davenumber2 Friend of Leo's

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    I’m looking for a low cost semi-hollow. These two look equally cool and like good values. Anyone played both to compare?


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    Haven't played either, but the D'Angelico headstock is overwrought. Point: Gretsch.
     
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    Dont overlook Ibanez semi-hollows. Great bang for your buck, especially in used market!
     
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    I got a Streamliner a couple of weeks ago. It still feels like I stole it; this guitar should be worth more than it is. Beautiful, perfect finish, plays like a dream and sounds excellent.

    I tried the D'Angelicos and, as nice as they are, I feel they're a bit too gaudy. The headstock is nice but too over-the-top for me. I can't picture myself playing one.
     
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    How are the pickups on the Streamliner? I know they aren't Filtertrons but are they "Gretschy" or just standard humbucker sounding?
     
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    Likewise don't overlook Epiphone...
     
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    I tried the 800 dollar D’Angelico Premier DC. I liked it what little I played it.
     
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    I've had my G2622 for over a year now, still makes me smile when I play it.
     
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    I find them to be quite balanced. They do have the Gretsch sound with a little more bite. I really dig how dirty they can get. It'll pretty much nail the Back in Black type tone but they also clean up very well.

    Here's a demo video:

     
  10. Mike Eskimo

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    Buy a Streamliner.

    And a Gretsch CVT 5135 (Corvette) .

    Swap the pickups and - sell the Corvette.

    Waaaaay better pickups and they are true filtertons , just a little more output.

    That’s if you’re stuck on a semi hollow. Otherwise, just go get a Corvette and keep that !
     
  11. davenumber2

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    I will say I'm leaning towards the Gretsch. I'm kind of in love with this gunmetal finish.

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    I'd say go for the Gretsch. It will be a solid mod platform. You won't be satisfied with the pickups for long.

    Being a terrible person, I put some Gibson PAF's in mine. Found them cheap and couldn't find a set of 'trons that I wanted to pull the trigger on. Great guitar. I will probably swap in some 'trons later.

    One thing I'd say, I wish I'd skipped on the bigsby. I don't use it often enough to justify it, but when I do, I gotta re-tune.

    Play around with one and don't forget to test that bigsby, see if you can deal with it.
     
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    I love Bigsbys! I have a couple guitars with them and to me it's just a matter of setup, keeping everything lubed. Did yours have the older pickups? Apparently they revamped them for this year's models.
     
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    Another vote for Epiphone. Picked up a 339 P90 Pro, outstanding, great price
     
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    Hey I have one of those too!

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    It needs the Reverend spring...

    Stock spring is too tight. I also graphite the heck outta the nut slots.
     
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    Whatsa matter with Epiphones? Popular for a reason.
     
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    I've been trying out the D'Angelico's and also hankering for one of the import Gretsch's.
    Bought and returned an Epi 335 Pro and have tried a few more out, just not doing it for me.
    I felt like the last D'Angelico I tried (335 shape) was a better guitar than the Epi's but also more money than I was spending at the time.
    Lotta cheap Gretsch's around now, but not a lot I can try first.
     
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    D’Angelico ....ugly headstoock = NOPE!
     
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    I don't like those Gretsch pickups. I have borrowed many times a friend's one wanting to like it but NO. I had a 6120 with dinasonics, and a Chet Atkins with Filtertrons and the level is high.

    The "furniture" is good but those pickups are bad. Bad as Gretsch and bad as humbuckers

    IF you buy the Gretsch, add to the aftermath the money for Filtertrons... or Dinasonics... or find a Dinas2000 loaded guitar and get it
     
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