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

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

  1. dmunson

    dmunson Gretschie

    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

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

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  3. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    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 Friend of Fred

    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

    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 I Bleed Orange

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

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    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
    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.

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  9. DannyB

    DannyB Gretschie

    Apr 26, 2019
    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

    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

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
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  12. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
  13. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
  14. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013

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

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  15. jetbunny

    jetbunny Electromatic

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

    dlew919 Synchromatic

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

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  17. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2011
    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

    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 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    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 Friend of Fred

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