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Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by 5ofeight, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. 5ofeight

    5ofeight Electromatic

    Aug 11, 2017
    I always stumble at these here introduction things cos I never know where to start and once started I never know where to stop..
    So, not long since I started to learn guitar. well, that isn't entirely true as this is my 3rd attempt, now I am at the age where I can spend as much time playing( cough) as I want to..
    Recently bought my 1st Gretsch, a used and abused Jim Dandy. Which I should add once I lowered the action a little is a joy to play, though sometimes the strings choke out but I think I need to add a tad more relief to the neck..
    I am sure I will get to add stuff to my bio as we go along, but right now I do have to head out to work...sigh.

  2. arty

    arty Electromatic

    Aug 5, 2017
    Wales UK
    I take it that you are retired 5o . The age survey indicates that many of us are "out to graze" Hope we are not getting too grumpy. Shouldn't be as we are all Gretschies. Duane Eddy is my inspiration . Six years older than me and still giggin'. Arty
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  3. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, Billy!
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  4. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    Welcome aboard!

    How about posting a picture of that Jim Dandy?
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  5. benjwri

    benjwri Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2011
    Central ON Can
    Welcome to GT!!!
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  6. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Welcome friend . Yea , how about a photo . That's are #1 ( sometimes forgotten ) rule around here ......." pics, or it didn't happen "
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  7. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    Welcome to Gretsch-Talk Billy.

    The folks around here with the Jim Dandy all talk highly about it. Congrats on yours.
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  8. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Apr 5, 2014
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  9. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    Welcome to GT, what part of Scotland?
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  10. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Howdy! Welcome aboard!
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  11. Todd Borenstein

    Todd Borenstein Newbie

    Aug 8, 2017
    Love those little Jim Dandys!
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  12. 5ofeight

    5ofeight Electromatic

    Aug 11, 2017
    Thank you for the warm welcome, that is the worst of these here intro type threads. I always leave stuff out..
    I from Glasgow in Scotland, which I should have mentioned way back there ^, No not retired but not too far off retirement age, well not unless the U.K. Government put it up again I should be able to retire at the age of 67 in 8 years time.
    Kids have gone and flown the coop, the Mrs went along time ago when I sold her to the local licensed grocer for a 6 pack of beer...No, I'm only kidding we both wandered our separate ways a long time ago..That's why I said I have loads of guitar time.
    And work, yeah I am self employed, but the least said about the daily toil then the better eh...:D
    picture, yeah you all knew I was going to get around to it sooner or
    Have to say that I really enjoy playing this little guitar, it seems to have a big voice for it's small size. Guitar was a bit chipped and neglected when I bought her, bow in the neck that Robin Hood would be proud of and the fret board was so dry that it took 3 passes of hydrate to get it looking healthy.. I performed one of my set ups, the string height at the 12th was a tad over 4 mm, so I brought that down to just over 2.5 mm and other than the choking when string bending I am happy with how she plays...
    I think that is all, It will have to do for now cos I need to be making some food to feed this here face of mine..
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  13. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Welcome here!
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  14. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Welcome to GT Billy!
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  15. Gretschman2

    Gretschman2 Country Gent

    Apr 8, 2013
    Enetai, WA
    Welcome to the forum !!
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  16. 5ofeight

    5ofeight Electromatic

    Aug 11, 2017
    Thank you Gentlemen..
  17. NJDevil

    NJDevil Gretschie

    Jul 9, 2014
    Commack, NY
    Welcome and congratulations. Have fun playing and hope you really enjoy it.
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  18. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Welcome to GT!
    I have the same problem with my Jim Dandy. The saddle is about a millimeter too high for (my) comfort.
    Easy fix though. Just waiting for the next string change to take the saddle out. :)
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  19. T simmons

    T simmons Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2013
    Welcome to the forum!!
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  20. 5ofeight

    5ofeight Electromatic

    Aug 11, 2017
    4mm is O.K. is you want to play slide I suppose, Not much use for anything else imho..