January 20th, 2012, 09:31 AM
My request for Joe C. : a new R.I. of this electromatic 1950' which has the coolest retro style I ever seen. Should be great to have a 3 to 5W valve amp from gretsch ! for $200 :eek:
the original one for sale on ebay! (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Gretsch-Electromatic-amp-1950s-outstanding-condition-RETRO-and-cool-/110810211145?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19cccda349)
January 20th, 2012, 10:26 AM
That is very cool looking. I think they are not manufacturing the G5222 any more ,so this one could fit the niche nicely. Not that I am unhappy with the 5222 that SaltyDog shared with me after winning two at different Gretschtogethers, but it would be really cool if they put together something that is affordable and kind of goes the way of a Carr Mini-Mercury... Good suggestion, J.S.C.
January 20th, 2012, 11:01 AM
That is [slurp], really cool [slobber, slurp] looking. Darned drool.
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January 21st, 2012, 11:34 PM
Cool little amp! It is in great shape for it's age, don't think it will fetch the kind of money he is asking though. It does appear original, however the ground buss looks to have been added/modified, likely to help eliminate hum and noise in the amp. Can't be very loud, it only goes to 5... that's 6 less than 11. ;-).
January 22nd, 2012, 01:13 AM
With the demise of the Epiphone amps and the new Fender Excelsior there certainly is a gap in the market for low powered tube/valve amps in the 3 - 15 watt range as Gretsch Electromatics. I was seriously thinking about a Fender Pro Junior until the Exclesior was released. If Joe C and Mike Lewis need some inspiration and soemthing to re-issue as a new Electromatic amp. Here's an assortment starting with the original amp we now know as the Electromatic G5222: