It appears my Gretsch is one versatile guitar . What style of music do you play with yours?

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by budglo, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. budglo

    budglo Electromatic

    Feb 26, 2019
    I purchased a 5420tg a few months ago. My first ever Gretsch and my first hollowbody . I favor strats and 335 types . My first inclination was to pull off some Western Swing and Rockabilly licks on this , but after a while I play everything that I play on my other guitars and it sounds great . Anything from country to AC/DC and blues . It sounds good thru a Marshall , but really shines through both my 68 Custom Princeton and DRRI. Clean or OD it sounds great.

    What style of music do you use your Gretsch with?
  2. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    Both kinds, rythym and blues.
  3. mandobandit

    mandobandit Gretschie

    Apr 1, 2019
    Agreed on all points.
    I have the new 6120 Players Edition, and primarily had been doing the rock-a-billy/punk-a-billy thing,just last night though I was running through Zepplin,Free, Bluesbreaker stuff, ZZ Top, it does all of it and with a clarity, & distinct flair, I find my other electrics redundant or not equal to lately.I have had it now long enough that the new guitar honeymoon stage would have pasted and I would have been rotating through my collection more.
    Oh and playing Sleepwalk is just so much fun, at 60 years young I feel grown up, ;)
  4. Gregor

    Gregor Gretschie

    Oct 17, 2018
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Aah, Sleepwalk. Johnny and Santo/Ritchie Valens. What a great song and up until this year I thought it was only an instrumental....but there are words to the song(duh)! I play mostly old time R&R, rockabilly, R&B, folk, gospel. Anything I play on my acoustic sounds great on the Gretsch mostly on the clean channel.....Not a rocker here.
  5. RG7X

    RG7X Gretschie

    Nov 11, 2018
    Los Angeles
    Yes, it is... I play everything from jazz lullaby's to metal on my hot rod.
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  6. Les Pedals

    Les Pedals Gretschie

    Mar 29, 2017
    South Jersey
    Americana, Jazz, Country, Chill-Out, R&B.
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  7. Axis39

    Axis39 Country Gent

    Jun 2, 2008
    Beaumont, CA
    West Coast style Blues... With some East Coast, Chicago, Mississippi, Texas and Kansas City stuff thrown in too!
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  8. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
  9. Wjensen

    Wjensen Gretschie

    May 25, 2019
    Raleigh, NC
    I just played J.S. Back Minuet in G. It is not designed for classical, but it plays classical with the best of them. Looks and sounds good doing it too!

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  10. wilblee

    wilblee Synchromatic

    May 23, 2013
    TX Hill Country
    Everything. Playing Purple Haze on my Falcon at a gig was particularly memorable.
  11. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
    All kinds... but mostly thrash metal. I struggle with the high fret work though.
    Also, high distortion levels on Filtertrons can get kinda muddy. But I still play it that way. BOOM!
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  12. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    I try to play a little bit of everything
  13. DannyB

    DannyB Gretschie

    Apr 26, 2019
    hi I play a 2622lh Streamliner with broadtron pickups, which admittedly are different than the pickups used on the other Gretsch models. I basically play everything from the Beatles to acid rock to heavy metal as well as blues, rockabilly and jazz. I think any guitar can be used for any music depending o n how you do the settings on the guitar and the amp. In particular, I like some of the great "crunchy" sounds i can get out of my Gretsch when I use the various overdrive settings on the amp.
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  14. DannyB

    DannyB Gretschie

    Apr 26, 2019
    remember that the late Malcolm Young's guitar that he used in AC\DC was a Gretsch!
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  15. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Every song, every night, as a feller says.
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  16. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    My 6119 goes from pop to metal. Love it.
  17. dmunson

    dmunson Gretschie

    Dec 19, 2015
    Charlotte, NC
    And the other two kinds: country and western !!!
  18. Flouswa

    Flouswa Country Gent

    Rock, country, jangle pop--whatever strikes me at the time!
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  19. DannyB

    DannyB Gretschie

    Apr 26, 2019
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  20. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Fun fact:

    You can play anything on anything.

    Lol. Gretsches are fun. Enjoy. :)
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