Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by instroverb, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. instroverb

    instroverb Electromatic

    Jun 27, 2012
    Just arrived in mint condition. This makes number 2. [​IMG]

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  2. fender62custom

    fender62custom Gretschified

    Mar 3, 2012
    Helidon, Australia
    Cool Amp!!!!!!!!!!! enjoy!!
  3. johnny g

    johnny g Synchromatic

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Tell us about it.
  4. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Yes, more info please!
  5. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Wow! Congrats!!
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  6. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Those Victoria made amps are damn nice.
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  7. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Sweet. You play em in stereo?
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  8. sixlicks

    sixlicks Electromatic

    Oct 16, 2014
    I like that amp.
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  9. instroverb

    instroverb Electromatic

    Jun 27, 2012
    It is a Gretsch playboy made by Victoria amps. I think they only made them from 2005 to 2009. I Bought one at the local music go round it was pretty beat up but it was only $900 and it has become my favorite amp. It only weighs 35 pounds so it’s easy to gig with especially as you get older. It’s 15 W but it’s an extremely loud 15 Watts. I’ve gigged with it once and it held up at moderate volume. I plan in a surf band so we always play everything clean although there are times where we will play some Link Wray. It breaks up but not until six or eight but I haven’t tried to play it at a really loud gig yet.

    I saw the one that I got today on Reverb and I know that they rarely come up and the guy was asking a fair price at 1300 and I couldn’t resist because it was in mint condition. So yes now I have two. It took a long time to justify it to myself but I figure they are hand wired pine cabinet and just perfect amps for what I use them for that I couldn’t resist another

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  10. BrianW

    BrianW Synchromatic

    Oct 21, 2014
    Vancouver Island
    Congrats on finding that amp, they sure don't come up very often. I lucked out a few years ago and snagged one pretty much like new. Wonderful sound, and just looks "right". Imo of course.
    Enjoy them in stereo :D

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  11. Wozob

    Wozob Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    The Netherlands
    Looks cool, congretschulations!
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  12. stevemorrison

    stevemorrison Synchromatic

    Jun 3, 2011
    Dundee, SCOTLAND
    Very nice, congrats and enjoy
  13. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    How sweet it is ........ congratulations on the amp , enjoy
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  14. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Sweet amp,congrats!

    I've never even seen a Gretsch amp over here....ever!
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2018
  15. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    I am still lusting over these amps.
    Had the chance to buy one a few years ago during a blow-out -sale for just USD 800 brand spanking new and did not pull the trigger. I could kick my ass .....Conrats on that super fine amp, pal.
  16. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    Outstanding, congratulations! Plus it’s easier to carry two
  17. stiv

    stiv Synchromatic

    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    Same here mate... there's a bloke who's selling an Executive 25w at 1300 euros (but I feel I could drop the price down of a hundred with cash in hands) over here that is really tempting me... I'm trying to sell some boutique italian, then I could pull the trigger myself.

    That's a great amp for sure. 15w would be even better for me as well, but there isn't many of them on the italian aftermarket. And shipping it's too risky.
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  18. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    Story of my life.
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  19. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
  20. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Welcome to the asylum!

    Sweet amp! Makes a good avatar, too!
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