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I think this is a bad idea...

Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by Hultberg, May 12, 2017.

  1. Hultberg

    Hultberg Electromatic

    May 9, 2017
    Vara, Sweden
    ...because after a few days with my first ever Gretsch and browsning this forum I have already developed some serious gas for another one.

    Anyways, hello everybody!
    My namn is Mathias, I'm 40 years old and I live outside a small town called Vara in the south west of Sweden.

    Been playing guitar and bass on and off for 25 years, and although I'm a complete hack I still love playing.

    Got hold of an barely used Electromatic pro jet 5438 five days ago and after a setup I'm as happy as a pig in a mudhole. Love this thing but thanks to you I'm already thinking about how to finance my next Gretsch. The way I see it two Gretsches must be better than one, right?

  2. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    ........ahhh , Gretsch bug bit you , huh
    Welcome to the forum friend
  3. Sonny Strimple

    Sonny Strimple Synchromatic

    May 8, 2011
    Western Maryland
    Sounds like a Great Idea to me !!!
  4. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    Welcome! Not only better...twice as good!
  5. Wozob

    Wozob Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    The Netherlands
    Welcome. Now let's show the Pro Jet.
  6. Roger49

    Roger49 Country Gent

    Feb 18, 2015
    Well you need something to keep you smiling through those long, cold Swedish winters - apart from the wife or girlfriend that is.
    My wife suggests you only need one because you've only got one pair of hands.
    Just ignore her, that's what I do!
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  7. Hultberg

    Hultberg Electromatic

    May 9, 2017
    Vara, Sweden
    Thanks guys!
    Seems to be a really nice place. I like it already.

    I'll get some pictures tomorrow. It's to dark now to make her justice.

    I know what you mean. My wife is just like that, but at the same time she just bought her fourth sewing machine...
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  8. benjwri

    benjwri Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2011
    Central ON Can
    Welcome...waiting for pics :D
  9. jklotz

    jklotz Gretschie

    Mar 24, 2013
    Well, yea. Of course you need another one! Was that even a question?

  10. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Friend of Fred

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Welcome to G-T. Congrats on the Pro Jet. Next you need a hollow body.

    Never ask here if you should buy another guitar. We'll always say yes!
  11. Aymara

    Aymara Friend of Fred

    Jul 6, 2013
    Oh oh, another victim of the Gretsch virus :D


    Btw, how many pairs of shoes does your wife have? And how many guitars do you have? ;)

    PS: And 4 sewing machines ... what's that? Female multi tasking? ... haha :D:D:D
  12. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    I completely understand this. This forum can really fan that GAS flame.

    Welcome to Gretsch-Talk, the GASiest . . . I mean, the friendliest forum on the internet.
  13. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Willkommen, Hultberg. Gretsch is one of the last family-owned brands. GT is some kind of a family to me as well. A good place to share knowledge and a friendly place to find friends that share the same passion. You are very welcome here.
  14. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    Another Gretsch is a bad idea?! You need help, my friend!

    And we're just the people to give it. Welcome!
  15. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, Mathias!
  16. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    I think this is a bad idea...

    No - at least, not about Gretsch :D



    And welcome to a friendly bunch of Gretsch Enthusiasts !

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  17. wabash slim

    wabash slim Country Gent

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Howdy! Welcome to the asylum.

    I'll warn you now---these people are just a bunch of enablers. No one here will ever try to talk you out of buying another guitar, amp, pedal, set of strings, picks or anything else guitar related.

    When my wife complained about my having too many instruments, I started counting the shoes in her closet.

    I slept on the couch for a week.
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  18. TW4990

    TW4990 Electromatic

    Aug 20, 2016
    Sydney Australia
    Welcome Mathias.
    G5438's can only be played on a Monday, Wednesday and a Friday, what are you going to do the other days.
    That's why Gretsch give all their guitars different model numbers, they signify what days they can be played on.
    You need a 2000 series to play on the other days.
    Sunday is an optional day that you can play your Fender/ Gibson/ Epiphone on.
    (shhh don't say anything guys, he is a rookie and won't know that I am making this up)
    It's also a 2 guitar minimum to get into this forum SECURITY!!!!
    Last edited: May 12, 2017
  19. Henry

    Henry Friend of Fred

    Apr 9, 2014
    Welcome. Gretsches are so beautiful, you need at least two, one to play - and other to look at while you're playing the first.
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  20. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2008
    Welcome aboard.
    Whatever makes you happy but I'm starting to think that less is more but it's not quite working for me at the moment.