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Falcon’s debut gig!!!!

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Trash Kidd, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Age:
    51
    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    so last night i played my first show with my newly acquired White Falcon.,
    Wow! What a guitar!
    Sounded gorgeous through my Peavey Delta Blues amp. Played great & stayed in perfect tune all night despite some heavy Bigsby use.
    Got lots of compliments after from audience members & fellow musicians!
    The only down side i can report is that i found it very hard to see the side dot markers on the neck with the gold binding.
    Anyone else found this?
    I’m sure I’ll get used to it in time.
    Only got her Saturday & not had any rehearsal time yet.
    But on the whole I’m thrilled!!!
     
  2. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Friend of Fred

    Age:
    61
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Absolutely understand. The side dot markers on my Falcons were invisible in anything less than really bright light. I had that situation with my green Anni too, but not as bad. I had my guitar guy install big bright dots in the Anni.
     
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  3. Floo

    Floo Synchromatic

    928
    Dec 16, 2012
    Elmshorn, Germany
    So you took the step up from your beloved Electromatics! Sounds like you had a blast last evening!!!
     
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  4. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Age:
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    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Yes! Finally took the plunge & glad i did!
    Yes great gig last night!
    Roll on Friday night for the next one!
     
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  5. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Country Gent

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
    I remember Cowmoo (I think!) drilling out the red dots on his Silver Falcon and replacing them with black ones.
     
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  6. Aymara

    Aymara Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    You can count on it ;)

    The solution are self illuminating side dots ... see Zebulon's post above.
     
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  7. Aymara

    Aymara Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    Want some extra bling for your Falcon?

     
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  8. Aymara

    Aymara Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    And when you get older and develop issues remembering your tabs, you'll want some more bling :D

     
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  9. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

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    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Lol :)
    Not sure i want to light right up in the dark .. Haha!
    I’ve ordered a couple of packs of side fret markers from eBay.
    See how i get on..
     
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  10. Aymara

    Aymara Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    Keep us updated.
     
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  11. JHall55

    JHall55 Synchromatic

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    Dec 18, 2012
    Ontario
    Wasn’t there someone who replaced all the side markers on their Falcon with the red jewels from the Falcon’s jewel knobs?


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  12. Aymara

    Aymara Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    Maybe, but red dots on gold sparkle binding won't help much with the visibility on stage.
     
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  13. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Country Gent

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    51
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Some years ao my luthier built me three custom Strats. They all had mirror dots on the fetboard and mirror dots on the side. The problem was that the sidedots reflected darkness as well as light. So they were non visible when there was no reflection. I changed that immediately. It was like a blindflight.
    If this is a problem to you, it will be a 25 GBP change for a luthier. So stay easy. You bought the last Gretsch of your lifetime.
    .....such a beauty...and I consider this special model to be the high-quality-finish-point of a guitarist that plays music like you and me. What more can anybody ask for? It is the level42 of all punky-glam guitarist-guitar dreams.
     
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  14. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Country Gent

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Congrats, Nigel. :)

    Does your Falcon have Gretsch HS Filtertrons?

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  15. Aymara

    Aymara Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    No, he bought his first Proline :D
     
  16. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

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    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Cheers Zacky..
    Yes it has HS Filtertrons & they sound great!
     
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  17. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Age:
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    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    11713B32-D93C-4F47-9C7A-CA56B537522F.jpeg One from Monday’s gig.
     
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  18. Roger49

    Roger49 Country Gent

    Feb 18, 2015
    Germany
    Now is that the fourth fret or the fifth? I'll have to remove the shades me thinks!

    Great stuff Nigel, it's always nice to hear when somebody's really having a blast on stage for the first time with a new real quality instrument like this.
    So as you say - roll on Friday night! Have a ball mate!
     
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  19. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Age:
    51
    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Cheers!
    The shades came off after the second song when i realised i couldn’t see the markers lol!!!