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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by ezra1, May 7, 2018.

  1. ezra1

    ezra1 Electromatic

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    May 7, 2018
    Texas
    I have never owned a Gretsch electric guitar.
    I do have a late 60s Gretsch Twin Reverb.
    I would like a G6120.
    I see the Chet Atkins model and Eddie Cochran.
    I am into blues rock and would like some advice .
     
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  2. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

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    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    Welcome!

    Advice about what?
     
  3. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

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    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Welcome ezra and the answer is YES!
     
  4. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    One then the other. QED. Ipso fatso.
     
  5. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    42 + welcome to the Gretsch-talk!
     
  6. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

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    Welcome to the forum, ezra1 !
    welcome mat texas.JPG
     
  7. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    Welcome to Gretsch-Talk ezra1!

    Esra, I think you'll have to give us more thoughts on what you need. Although it's good to know the genre, we'll need to know what sound you're hearing in your head that made you want a 6120.
     
  8. Gretschman2

    Gretschman2 Country Gent

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    Apr 8, 2013
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    Welcome to the forum !!
     
  9. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Hi ezra and welcome . Sorry to say that Gretsch does not make a Twin Reverb . But if you have one , we love pics around here
     
  10. ezra1

    ezra1 Electromatic

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    May 7, 2018
    Texas
    Differences in the pickups as what to expect or in the feel due to model nuances ?
     
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  11. ezra1

    ezra1 Electromatic

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    May 7, 2018
    Texas
    When I go home I will post some pics.
    These we're made by Valco and is actually the second one I have owned.
     
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  12. russmack

    russmack Country Gent

    May 1, 2017
    ballina australia
    Welcome ezra1.

    May I suggest that you acquire the G6120. You'll probably love it. On the other hand you may not.

    Good luck, and enjoy the journey.

    Regards,

    Russ
     
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  13. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

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    Dec 23, 2010
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    I stand corrected my friend . :) Just found a Gretsch " Twin Reverb " on reverb.com . I've seen older Gretsch Amps before but never knew a " Twin Reverb " existed . Just thought Fender had the name . Thanks , I'm never to old to learn .
     
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  14. ezra1

    ezra1 Electromatic

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    May 7, 2018
    Texas
    There is also the Players Edition and Players Edition Nashville in addition to the Chet Atkins and Eddie Cochran.
    Can anyone advise me as to the merits of one over the others ?
    I live behind the Pine Curtain in Texas and cannot play one before buying.
    But I have been unbelievably lucky on mail order purchases .
     
  15. ezra1

    ezra1 Electromatic

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    May 7, 2018
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  16. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Country Gent

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
    The main difference is the pickups, followed by the decoration. The EC is fitted with one P90 neck pickup, and a Gretsch Dynasonic in the bridge, and as such is though of as having a more 50s sound. It's very versatile, with great single note dynamics and twang. (think Duane Eddy).

    The others have Filtertrons of one sort or another. Bright for humbuckers, subjectively better for a better driven sound, especially with some type of pre-amp. Low output, with a bright top end, but not so distinct in the lower register. These came later in the lineup, and have become associated with the neo-rockabilly sound a la Brian Setzer.

    EC


    Filtertrons, with a little drive.


    Personally I wouldn't use either for "blues rock" as the feedback issues are well known. The Filters are better with some dirt or drive, IMO.
     
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  17. Pine Apple Slim

    Pine Apple Slim Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2011
    North Alabama
    For blues I think I’d pick the Cochran, cause I love a neck P90. I used to own an old ES125 with th one P90 in the neck that was a blues monster. Plus you get great country twang with the bridge Dyna. If you want Filtertrons, you can’t beat the TV Classics like in my Falcon.

    Other than that, I suggest a model with a tone switch over a tone knob. I like it on my Falcon. Very useful and efficient.
     
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  18. Pine Apple Slim

    Pine Apple Slim Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2011
    North Alabama
    If you never use a tone control, then a Seltzer Hot Rod is a viable option. Many more color choices and they have TV Jones Filtertrons.
     
  19. Pine Apple Slim

    Pine Apple Slim Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2011
    North Alabama
    But for modern high gain blues rock, I suggest a Jet. Same basic sound just not as full and rich in the bottom end, and much more resistant to feedback.
     
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  20. ezra1

    ezra1 Electromatic

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    May 7, 2018
    Texas
    I think I like the Cochran with the twang and a touch of grit to the notes.
    I can totally hear me doing Hideaway on this guitar.
     
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