I love my Gretschs, but sometimes ya just gotta quack

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by radd, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    I have been playing my 6228 and 5420 constantly for the last month but just got the urge to hear that one of a kind Strat tone....The quack. For non straties, that is the sound you gan get in position 4 or 2 on the 5 position selector switch.

    I love position 4, neck and middle pickups with my Fender Princeton Reverb.

    Giving the quack monster a break

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  2. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Love the color combination of your quacker!
     
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  3. Mr Swisher

    Mr Swisher Gretschie

    366
    Jun 12, 2012
    England
    2 and 4 are the only positions I use on my Strat. Not sure I've even tried the other 3! :)
     
  4. Lionpotato

    Lionpotato Gretschie

    472
    Oct 10, 2018
    Upland
    Beautiful Strat! What model?
     
  5. dmunson

    dmunson Gretschie

    262
    Dec 19, 2015
    Charlotte, NC
    That "quack" is the reason that I chose my first generation 5622 as my most recent Gretsch. The three pickups and unique switching is very versatile. Then there is a closet full of Strats to fall back on too.
     
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  6. jagROAR_63

    jagROAR_63 Gretschie

    478
    Apr 20, 2016
    Germany
    Love strats for that funky quack and also Jimi stuff !

    I use to re-wire the 2nd tone pot, so I can blend in the neck pup at any position of the switch. So neck-bridge is possible and give ebven more (Tele-like) quack !

    And Strats are GREAT with fuzz ! (roll back the volume knob and get most beautyful cleans :)
     
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  7. Gretschmen65

    Gretschmen65 Synchromatic

    657
    May 20, 2016
    Australia
    Similar tastes.
    Love my Gretsch , great sound but if it don't quack it has no soul. Strat 1.jpg
     
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  8. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Age:
    46
    Mar 6, 2011
    nj
    Strats are cool, as long as i'm not the one playing one!
    The strat quack just never sounds right when i play to my ears, always a hard guitar for me to bond with.
     
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  9. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    Eric Clapton
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  10. Gretschmen65

    Gretschmen65 Synchromatic

    657
    May 20, 2016
    Australia
    But when I want everything, twang, quack and soul - I play this one. :) Best.jpg
     
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  11. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz

    I have one, a bit different

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  12. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    I'll start by saying that I love my Gretsch guitars, and like @radd , I can still say that I love my Strats, too, especially the "quack."

    When I started playing Strats, I was all about the 3 & 5 positions - neck and middle pickups. I even got a Deluxe Player Strat with the button that allowed me to blend the bridge pickup in with either the neck, or the neck-middle. Still, I wasn't a huge fan of the quack. It's really only been in the past 3 years that I have fallen in love with the quack positions on a Strat, and now I would say that I play on 2 and 4 the most often.

    Having said all that, it was the Tennessee Rose and the Pro Jet that I picked up yesterday afternoon. :)
     
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  13. Telechamp

    Telechamp Country Gent

    Oct 20, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    Yep, sometimes you just gotta quack..

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  14. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    I guess if we're going to hail the quake, we should show 'em.

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  15. Groutsch

    Groutsch Gretschie

    158
    Jun 9, 2018
    Maryland, US
    Nice Strats, but NIIICE STRAPS!
     
  16. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    beautiful Strat, but, it’s in the 5th position:D
     
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  17. Mr Swisher

    Mr Swisher Gretschie

    366
    Jun 12, 2012
    England
    If we're showing them...
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  18. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Age:
    46
    Mar 6, 2011
    nj
    FB_IMG_1584867398182.jpg dont get me wrong i love my mim strat, but i'll take a gibson or gretsch live
     
  19. Dennison

    Dennison Country Gent

    Jul 17, 2011
    Kent, UK
    I have two Strats -- but these two can quack as well.
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