Can we talk "low-tech" for a minute?

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by dmunson, May 11, 2019.

  1. dmunson

    dmunson Electromatic

    32
    Dec 19, 2015
    Charlotte, NC
    Primarily, I'm wondering how many of you guys plug your Gretsches straight into your amp?
     
  2. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Age:
    55
    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    For practice, pretty much most the time.

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  3. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
    69
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Dat's me! I usually my smallest amp---a Fender Champ 600. Only one knob, but it does go to 12. If I want to play with knobs, I use my AC15.

    I twisted PA board knobs for forty years. I consider that work, and now, I'm retired.
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2019
  4. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    I was cool with plugging straight into my amp for practice, right up until I got my Dyno Brain pedal. Now I find that I'm just not quite happy with my tone unless the Dyno Brain is on. I can go without any others, though, unless I am trying to emulate something.
     
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  5. tdtom

    tdtom Gretschie

    251
    Oct 26, 2018
    new zealand
    there is never anything in between my Gretsch and my amp. everything I want to hear comes from the guitar or from what is built into my Blackstar Fly 3. have been playing unplugged a lot lately though.
     
  6. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I usually practice without plugging into an amp. :oops:
     
  7. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    often .... and I don't call this low tech either :)

    With the Mesa Boogie amps I use you don't actually need any pedals.
    The amps cover about 100 tones fantastic from cleans, bluesy overdrive, crunch, distortion, high gain.
    Plus reverb, EQ and solo boosters.
     
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  8. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Me. As often as possible. And with any of my guitars. But it's not always possible when you play in a band and when a kind of sound is required - think wah, phasor, etc... No pedalboard : 2 or 3 stompboxes at max.

    A+!
     
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  9. DannyB

    DannyB Electromatic

    70
    Apr 26, 2019
    Michigan
    Plugged straight into the amp! Basically use the overdrive on the amp for gain and otherwise clear sound. I used to have a wah-wah pedal but it was lost/stolen many moons ago. I am thinking of getting a new one and maybe a compressor but right now it's straight to the amp.
     
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  10. Yukimajo

    Yukimajo Gretschie

    Age:
    49
    276
    Nov 4, 2018
    Exeter UK
    Not only do I plug straight in to my amp, I don't even own any pedals,
     
  11. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    shock emoticon.png
     
  12. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Weirdo!
     
  13. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
  14. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta


    But wait.......what about crazy long reverb ambient stuff? Delays?? Tremolo??? Wah???? Octaver????? Chorus?????? Flanger??????? Compressors????????

    Aghhhghhgggghhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  15. jetbunny

    jetbunny Electromatic

    61
    Mar 29, 2017
    NYC
    Practice none most of the time. Gig yes. But i can do without though.
     
  16. dlew919

    dlew919 Gretschie

    473
    Jul 18, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    I can and do on occasion.


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  17. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Age:
    45
    Mar 6, 2011
    nj
    Depends on amp But i been keeping it mostly to delay/ tremolo or one of those with a reverb pedal.
    I do have a dyno brain coming though.
     
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  18. wilblee

    wilblee Synchromatic

    929
    May 23, 2013
    TX Hill Country
    I practice with the same rig I gig with, meaning pedals, lots of pedals - though lately I’ve been practicing with just the Mystery Brain.
     
  19. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Sorry gang , I love to use pedals . I enjoy the different sounds .
    But when it comes to " nothing in between " ...there is no sweeter sound to me than these gals IMG_0972 3.jpg
     
  20. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    You, my friend, are in for a real treat!
     
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