New BadArse Day

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by dafreeze, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    Initial delivery date was yesterday but weather forced reschedule for Monday. Was surprised and thrilled with a knock at the door a couple hours ago.

    Great Big Giant Thanks to DrumBob for ordering and passing her on and to the Englisman for building this mother. Hat's off to you, Sir.

    Steal of a deal, Gentlemen. In fact I've not had more guitarbang for the buck. Looks even better in person, maple cap took the cherry stain better than the pics imply. Weighs 7-7.5#, is as mean and ornery as I'd expected with TV's PowerTrons (am guessing a + in the bridge) but much prettier sounding clean than I'd imagined. The neck is the meatiest I've played with the possible exception of Gibsons '58 baseball bat but more girth. My big mitts love it.

    This is the coolest, meanest guitar I've ever owned and the Jupiter Thunderbird/Billy Bo is the only non traditional guitar body shape that's ever tripped my trigger. Plays very well and sounds even more increadible than it looks...but my ears are ringing.

    Now to make some more noise.

    Here's the build thread;

    http://www.gretsch-talk.com/threads/drumbobs-billy-bo.159398/

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  2. Beardog

    Beardog Synchromatic

    Age:
    55
    656
    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
    Beautiful!
     
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  3. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    That's a stunner, congrats! David's builds are awesome and the love and attention to detail is evident.
     
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  4. nickurso

    nickurso Friend of Fred

    Age:
    52
    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    Congratulations on the guitar. The billy bo is a guitar I’d love to have. I remember when drumbob was having this built and following the thread. Glad it stayed in our gretsch family
     
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  5. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    I can hear it over here...big congrats!
     
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  6. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Synchromatic

    610
    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    Awesome! beautiful guitar, excellent appointments. Congrats.
     
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  7. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Good that it remains here. Such a beauty.
     
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  8. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    48
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Congrats,pretty cool build that!:cool:
     
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  9. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    That's a great looking guitar, DF! David has done great work for me and others. Enjoy your new BB!
     
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  10. speedicut

    speedicut Country Gent

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    One of my favorite eman builds!
     
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  11. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    @dafreeze , I'm so happy you like this and I am glad to have suggested to Bob to advertise it here on G-T . So happy you guys made the connection . Enjoy and rock on brother
     
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  12. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    Isn't she? Great from the back, too!

    Can't imagine the time he put into this. I'd be very hard pressed to let something like it go I'd put so much effort into. Got an immense mojo because of that. Caught myself talking with a British accent after putting it down for the first time.

    Thanks Nick. I read it all after I told Bob I'd love to have it.

    I unplugged again an hour ago and for the next 20 minutes I couldn't hear nuthin! Thanks Larry. You guys should come over and give her a whirl. I've never thought to name guitars, but think of them in a particular way, always starting with 'my', ie my Tele, my little Princess. This however invokes the thought of my thread title prefaced by the mother of all expletives...still starts with 'my' though...I'm such a child
     
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  13. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    ...and thank you audept
     
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  14. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    Really is, Charlie, thank you

    I couldn't agree more and yes she is...reminds me of FloJo...beautiful BA

    Thanks JC, very cool. Already got her own pair of Wayfarers

    Thanks Doc! I marvel at all he's done and how tough it must for him be to part with them. I most certainly have been and will continue!

    Mine too! This is the only nonstanard guitar body shape I've ever been attracted to. And to top it off Bo Diddley designed it. The year I was born!

    Lets watch him again

     
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  15. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    So am I Brother, so am I. Hey, let me pay you back by letting you take me to lunch, then the Martin factory and you can help me pick out a 35
     
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  16. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    Love everything about that video, and Big Sister's jamming on that and jigging around in heels!
     
  17. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Oh you bet . Anytime your out this way give a shout .
     
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  18. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Sorry Vista
    Admin Post
    It looks great plugged into that 2061. I bet it sounds great too.
     
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  19. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    Congrats defreeze, and you've got yourself a very special guitar there!
     
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  20. eggvan

    eggvan Gretschie

    169
    Nov 30, 2013
    England
    What a cool guitar! Enjoy!
     
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