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Liked it so much I bought Two!

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  1. Semolinapilchard

    Semolinapilchard Electromatic

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    Apr 25, 2018
    Berkshire, UK
    After 40+ years of playing guitars and keyboards in various bands and projects I have become a proud first-time Gretsch owner. I saw and fell in love with a walnut 5422TG that I had seen whilst picking up a new amp and decided that I simply had to add it to my collection! Having tried a few in a some guitar stores near me I played one that just had that certain ‘something’ and it was pretty quickly coming home with me. The only complication was that I was also very taken with it’s 12-string sister in black that was sat next to it in the store! This also looked great, but the action was on the high side and the intonation was all over the place. On the flip side, the guitar was for sale at a great price, which I suspect was because it had been in the store a while - most likely because it wasn’t that great to play in its current state. After checking out that everything else seemed ok with it I decided to take a punt that all the problems could be resolved and I finally succumbed to the inevitable. Two new Gretsch guitars!

    The 6 string was pretty good as it came, but after a sting change, full set-up and a bit of work on the nut slots it is an absolute beauty! My friendly local guitar tech gave the same treatment to the 12-string, although I have to say that this one needed a bit more work, as the nut slots were way too high and the saddles were all over the place! However, I’m pleased to say that my leap of faith was justified as this too now plays beautifully.

    Very pleased and very happy to have finally joined the Gretsch world!
     
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  2. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, Semolinapilchard! Great way to start a Gretsch collection!
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  3. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Great twofer! Welcome to Gretsch-Talk, the friendliest guitar site on the inter web. However pictures are mandatory.
     
  4. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

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    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    Yep, welcome! Yep, pictures!
     
  5. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

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    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    By the way, are you the walrus?

    :)
     
  6. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    Welcome to Gretsch-Talk Semolinapilchard (love the Beatle reference)!

    So, we know about the 2 great guitars, but you didn't spill the beans on the amp. Inquiring minds want to know. :)
     
  7. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    How ya doin'? Welcome to the madhouse.
     
  8. Gretschman2

    Gretschman2 Country Gent

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    Apr 8, 2013
    Enetai, WA
    Welcome to the forum!
     
  9. Rocky Rococo

    Rocky Rococo Electromatic

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    Apr 4, 2018
    Timber Town USA
    Welcome!
    As with you, I've been playing guitar for over 40 years. 4 months ago I got my first Gretsch (G5435LHBK), I had never played one before (I'm a lefty) but based on the reviews I decided to make a leap of faith and purchase a new one online. Long story short, I loved it so much that 2 months later I bought my second Gretsch (G5230LHBK) and I like it even better than the first.
    Enjoy them Gretsch geetars my friend! ;)
     
  10. Semolinapilchard

    Semolinapilchard Electromatic

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    Apr 25, 2018
    Berkshire, UK
    Thanks all for the welcome. and, yes, I will sort pics and upload later.

    As regards LivingMyDream's question, the amp is a Roland Blues Cube Artist. One of the best solid state amps I've heard, giving me something that's pretty close to a valve combo sound without me having to break my back any more!

    And to you Mr Tuner I say "Goo goo g'joob!"
     
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  11. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

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    Aug 15, 2008
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    Welcome n congratulations
     
  12. Semolinapilchard

    Semolinapilchard Electromatic

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    Apr 25, 2018
    Berkshire, UK
    Thanks all for the welcome. and, yes, I will sort pics and upload later.

    As regards LivingMyDream's question, the amp is a Roland Blues Cube Artist. One of the best solid state amps I've heard, giving me something that's pretty close to a valve combo sound without me having to break my back any more!

    And to you Mr Tuner I say "Goo goo g'joob!"
     
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  13. Semolinapilchard

    Semolinapilchard Electromatic

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    Apr 25, 2018
    Berkshire, UK
    Thanks all for the welcome. and, yes, I will sort pics and upload later.

    As regards LivingMyDream's question, the amp is a Roland Blues Cube Artist. One of the best solid state amps I've heard, giving me something that's pretty close to a valve combo sound without me having to break my back any more!

    And to you Mr Tuner I say "Goo goo g'joob!"
     
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  14. Semolinapilchard

    Semolinapilchard Electromatic

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    Apr 25, 2018
    Berkshire, UK
    Oops, multiple posts. And apologies to Mr Turner, not Tuner.

    At least it gets my post count up!
     
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  15. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

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    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    Hey, on a guitar forum, there are worse things to be called than a tuner!
     
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  16. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

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    Jun 17, 2013
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  17. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Welcome to GT sir!

    Congrats on the new geets ,just saw Kelly Jones from Stereophonics over the weekend with one of those black 12 string Electros,very nice.
     
  18. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    Hello buddy, good to have you along.
     
  19. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Oct 18, 2015
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  20. speedicut

    speedicut Country Gent

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    Welcome to the forum!