New Electromatic Review

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by jackfossett, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Age:
    55
    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    OOB = Old Orchard Beach? Also, excellent playing!
    I only ask as I spent a few summer vacations at Popham Beach as a teenager. We used to hear rumours of the wild beach to the south filled with French Canadian girls..
     
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  2. jackfossett

    jackfossett Electromatic

    58
    Jul 17, 2019
    Maine
    That sounds about right!
     
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  3. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    Fun review, thanks. But I’m biased, love my Fairlane Blue 5420. And yes, those Blacktops sure can give a warm tone when ya want it.

    I was about to start working on a couple 12 bar blues solo bits I’ve been perfecting. I was going to use my 5622, after watching your vid I’m think going to grab my 5420 out of the rack instead.



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  4. Wjensen

    Wjensen Electromatic

    98
    May 25, 2019
    Raleigh, NC
    Nice review, and nice playing. I like a relatively clean sound, and your review certainly highlighted the clean sounds you can achieve with the 5420. Yes, Gretsches are well known to be Country/Western guitars, but I believe they are very versatile. They are great for rock and jazz as well.

    Wade
     
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  5. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Synchromatic

    646
    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    Nice picking, Jack, and a very comfortable and informative review. I got a new orange 5422 about 18 months ago, and it’s a fine instrument. I would have gotten that beautiful blue (Thank you, Brian Setzer) 5420, but I got a too-good-to-be-true deal on the 5420 from GC, so here I am. Oh, and "here" is the other Portland. ;)

    Thanks for posting.
     
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  6. jackfossett

    jackfossett Electromatic

    58
    Jul 17, 2019
    Maine
    Awesome! Nice looking bunch you have there ~
     
  7. jackfossett

    jackfossett Electromatic

    58
    Jul 17, 2019
    Maine
    Thanks! Haha usually our Portland thinks of themselves as "the other Portland" -- apparently people have more edge and street cred if they have a chip on your shoulder?
     
  8. jackfossett

    jackfossett Electromatic

    58
    Jul 17, 2019
    Maine
    I agree! I was glad that it arrived with Flatwounds so I could add that part in - I don't personally use flatwounds but I felt it was a cool and unique thing to add to the review.
     
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