A brief belated introduction

Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by claypainter, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. claypainter

    claypainter Electromatic

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    Dec 31, 2018
    Katy, TX
    I bought a G5420T about back in March of 2018.
    I have been browsing these forums for info off and on ever since and it has been helpful - so thanks!

    I haven't been playing guitar for long (a tiny bit back when I was a teenager) and now I have been playing for about a year and a half in my late thirties. I mostly play my acoustic. It's a good mental health break to make some good noises. I'm improving slowly but surely.

    I finally read enough online to give the Gretsch a good set-up and now that I've done that I see myself playing it much much more. There was way too much relief and the action was way too high when I first got it.

    Love the Gretsch vibe and sound. I look forward to gleaning information on maximizing the performance out of my 5420T and possible upgrades and customization options. I just ordered a Tru Arc bridge and I'm excited about that. It'll be about a month before it arrives because of the Christmas rush on sales.

    Thanks for the good info.
     
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  2. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    Welcome to Gretsch-Talk claypainter!

    I completely agree with your statement that playing a guitar is a good mental health break. Of course, there are those moments when I can't seem to get something right. :mad::D

    I have a 5420, too, and it's a very nice guitar. I assume your 5420 is the one in your avatar, but seeing a larger picture of it would be great. We love seeing each other's guitars, and that would include your acoustic. :)
     
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  3. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

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    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Welcome! Congrats on the 5420...
     
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  4. claypainter

    claypainter Electromatic

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    Dec 31, 2018
    Katy, TX
    Thanks! I'll post a pic later tonight, but yes it is Aspen Green and the same as the model in the avatar.
     
  5. BuddieGreen

    BuddieGreen Gretschie

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    Sep 3, 2018
    usa
    hello and welcome
    a guitar is better than meditation. you can forget everything and concentrate solely on the sounds flowing out and loose all track of time and earth.
     
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  6. Beardog

    Beardog Gretschie

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  7. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    Welcome and congrats on the G5420/Truarc!
     
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  8. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Welcome to Gretsch Talk.
     
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  9. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Howdy! Welcome to the asylum!
     
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  10. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Welcome here. Enjoy your guitar and your stay here. It is a nice place.
     
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  11. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Welcome to the Forum, and tru-arcs can make a Gretsch sound magical. Enjoy!
     
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  12. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Welcome friend , we're glad you made it here
     
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  13. claypainter

    claypainter Electromatic

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    Dec 31, 2018
    Katy, TX
    As requested - photos! Admittedly - a gratuitous amount:

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  14. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Welcome to GT claypainter!
     
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  15. speedicut

    speedicut Country Gent

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    Welcome and congrats on a beauty!
     
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  16. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, claypainter!
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  17. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Welcome to GT! I love the color of your guitar.
     
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  18. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    Howdy Clay, welcome aboard and congratulations on your first GreTsch, she’s stunning!
     
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  19. Merc

    Merc Gretschie

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    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    Welcome and happy New Year!
     
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  20. Far To Many

    Far To Many Electromatic

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    Dec 31, 2018
    Upstate, NY
    Welcome. I too read these forums quite a bit before joining. Some great info to be had here.
     
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