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Got my second Gretsch, may as well say "hi"

Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by milocj, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. milocj

    milocj Electromatic

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    Been lurking for quite a while, and usually hang out at the TDPRI. Anyway, my second Gretsch arrived a week or so ago (Firebird TV with TVJ T-Armonds added) and figured I would eventually be asking questions. My other Gretsch (a '62 Clipper that I may Mike Cannibalize) has been around the house for several years.

    I'm loving the new Firebird/DuoJet and about the only thing I may consider changing at this point would be a treble bleed on the master volume and possibly some cap changes on the mud switch. I've wanted one for a long time and passed up two nice Duo Jets at good prices and always kicked myself. This one seems to be a keeper.

    Can't add pics right now as the camera is acting up.
     
  2. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

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    Welcome to the forum, milocj!
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  3. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

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    Welcome to Gretsch - Talk!
     
  4. Gretschman2

    Gretschman2 Country Gent

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    Welcome to the forum !!
     
  5. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

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    Welcome. Sound like nice guitars. We like pictures.
     
  6. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

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    Welcome to the Gretsch-talk!
     
  7. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

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    Welcome friend , glad you signed up
     
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  10. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    Welcome to Gretsch-Talk milocj!

    There is nothing quite like a Gretsch guitar, so I'm glad you're enjoying yours. I hope your camera feels better soon, because we do indeed enjoy seeing pics of each others guitars. :)

    But whether you are able to post pics, or not, welcome to the chat!
     
  11. milocj

    milocj Electromatic

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    Apr 1, 2018
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    DSC00920.JPG Thanks everyone. No easy access to pics of the Firebird, but I did have a pic on the PC of the Clipper.
     
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  12. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Willkommen.
    The Clipper is a lovely model. Especially yours looks great.
    Please do not modify it.
     
  13. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    Welcome to GT milocj!
     
  14. milocj

    milocj Electromatic

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    Apr 1, 2018
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    Thanks folks.

    The rest of the Clipper isn't quite as nice as the front looks. Maybe the Firebird will tame my desire to mod it, but it begs for a bridge pickup.
     
  15. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Be careful, you could possibly damage the bracing with your routing.
     
  16. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
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    Tear that clipper a new one!! Lol. Welcome.
     
  17. milocj

    milocj Electromatic

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    Not the best picture, but the phone is the only camera with batteries and the USB cable handy. This is the new member. Sounds especially good through my '62 AC30 and a Goodsell with an EF86 preamp channel.
     
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  18. Daraithe

    Daraithe Electromatic

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    Welcome! Funny how no-one seems to have just one Gretsch... ;)
     
  19. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Not for long anyway, i have six and feel like i need another one. CC's and Falcon's have really got my attention.
     
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  20. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

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