New to Gretsch

Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by Petewrite, Dec 7, 2019.

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Anyone new to Gretsch ?

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  1. Petewrite

    Petewrite Electromatic

    14
    Dec 7, 2019
    Virginia
     

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  2. Petewrite

    Petewrite Electromatic

    14
    Dec 7, 2019
    Virginia
    Hi Teledriver. My new Gretsch is black. Here’s a photo. I’ll definitely work on an avatar.
     

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  3. Petewrite

    Petewrite Electromatic

    14
    Dec 7, 2019
    Virginia
    Thank you for the warm welcome.
     
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  4. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz

    A Jet, well done. You are going to enjoy it. Thanks for posting the pic
     
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  5. Zeek

    Zeek Synchromatic

    543
    May 29, 2016
    Illinos USA
    Welcome , Thats a good lookin jet, Enjoy
     
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  6. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    The black Jet looks great! Might make a good pic for an avatar too. Welcome to the forum.
     
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  7. new6659

    new6659 Synchromatic

    890
    Dec 10, 2018
    Southwestern Ontario
    Welcome from Canada!
     
  8. GlenP

    GlenP Gretschie

    419
    Jul 23, 2019
    WA
    If this is new from the factory, I am curious, try this experiment. Tune it up, then put a capo on fret 5. Does it remain in tune? Mine was a tad off due to the strings being too high at the nut. It may have been fine for a six string, but definitely noticeable on a 12. I don’t expect all of them coming out of the factory to have this problem, but this is something easily fixed by a good guitar tech, if you notice the strings stretching sharp when you fret or capo.
     
  9. phil66

    phil66 Gretschie

    126
    Dec 5, 2019
    Indiana
    From on newbie to another Welcome
     
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  10. Teledriver

    Teledriver Gretschie

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    189
    Feb 12, 2011
    Iowa City, IA
    Yeah, looks sharp! Always like the V-tails too.
     
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  11. Petewrite

    Petewrite Electromatic

    14
    Dec 7, 2019
    Virginia
    Thanks
    Thanks. I’m originally from Toronto.
     
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  12. Petewrite

    Petewrite Electromatic

    14
    Dec 7, 2019
    Virginia
    I’ll try it. I don’t I think it straight from the factory. Right now it’s staying in tune pretty well. Tuned it up to regular scale the other night.
     
  13. Petewrite

    Petewrite Electromatic

    14
    Dec 7, 2019
    Virginia
    Going to get that avatar picture up.
     
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  14. Petewrite

    Petewrite Electromatic

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    Dec 7, 2019
    Virginia
    Jeffrey, we’re building up to a full set... From Donovan and The Byrds to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, to the Beatles, Sinatra, to The Band, John Hiatt. We’re about halfway. Maybe a little more. On a sidenote, I found a music store near where I live that will do it set up and string change for 30 bucks. Is that considered a good deal? My Jet is in good condition plays well out of the box. Just thought it might need a proper set up.
     
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  15. johnny g

    johnny g Country Gent

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Nice jetter. Ops is that a word ? Thanks for the pic.
     
  16. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    Well that being the case, a great addition for the sounds you're working on would be a 12 string electric. Used often by the Byrds, Tom Petty and some by the Beatles. Gretsch makes some very nice offerings, but probably the king and most used is Rickenbacker. One of those is on my list, hopefully in 2020. If the budget is a heavy consideration, you can get much of the way there with a Danelectro. Gretsch has both Electromatic (mid priced) and Pro Line offerings (get's into Rickenbacker price range).
     
  17. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Synchromatic

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    952
    Nov 11, 2018
    Paris, north down Montmartre hill
    Also thought of a 12-string. Now possibly not for you @Petewrite if you're playing the lead guitar instead of rhythm guitar.

    Anyway, that Jet baby needs valves to shine.
     
  18. Sean McILwaine

    Sean McILwaine Synchromatic

    672
    Dec 26, 2012
    London UK
    Welcome from the UK. This is a very good forum, no crap and good advice when needed. Have fun.
     
  19. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Gretschie

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    354
    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
  20. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Welcome here. Don`t be shy. These guitars are made to bring out some of your best tones. You got to explore them to find it.
     
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