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NGD - 6131 Power Jet Firebird

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Leftovermatt, Aug 10, 2018 at 12:35 AM.

  1. Leftovermatt

    Leftovermatt Gretschie

    Jun 13, 2011
    Tacoma, wa
    318B5582-8723-4BC6-B5FB-80F07498C3D9.jpeg D106D7AD-9376-4461-B818-4CF31F3AFAF7.jpeg I’ve had my black 6120 for about 6 years now, and for a while I’ve been wanting a jet to complement it. I have tried the electromatics, but couldn’t get along with them. I recently sold my Mesa Boogie dual rectifier and 2x12 cab so I hunted around and got a great deal on a 2009 Power Jet firebird. I like how light it is. A comfortable guitar to sit on the couch with. Nice and resonant. Once I cleaned and polished it, oiled the fretboard, and changed the strings it was good to go. Going to feel out the pickups for a while before I decide if they need a change, I have the setzer sig in my 6120 and like them, but wouldn’t mind some t-armonds down the road. The nice hung is that it was built within a year of my 6120 in the same factory, so the necks are very similar. I love the neck on my 6120, probably the nicest I’ve ever played.
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  2. section2

    section2 Gretschie

    Dec 21, 2016
    Beautiful! Congrats on a great guitar. Enjoy!
  3. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I love the Firebirds. Oriental Red is such a classic color!
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  4. Stencil

    Stencil Gretschie

    Oct 19, 2009
    Gif-sur-Yvette, or the AF lounge
    Congrats on the new acquisition. PowerJets are lovely guitars -- mine is all stock. The Powertrons take a little getting used to, but are very responsive while whilst providing just a wee bit more compression than TVJ Classics.

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  5. speedicut

    speedicut Country Gent

    Jun 5, 2012
  6. Wozob

    Wozob Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    The Netherlands
    Very beautiful Jet, congretschulations!
  7. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
  8. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    Never thought of owning a Jet until after I had Gretsch hollow bodies. My 6129 is currently one of my favorite guitars.

    That red is really a stunner, enjoy this guitar, it is unique and not something everyone on the block has!
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  9. Beardog

    Beardog Gretschie

    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
  10. Leftovermatt

    Leftovermatt Gretschie

    Jun 13, 2011
    Tacoma, wa
    I like the red, and I like that the back is painted black. I was looking at caddy green and black as well, but I decided I prefer the whole guitar painted. Not a big fan of the painted top with clear/stain on the back. I saw some sparkle jets but the sparkle is just a bit too much for me. Then this one came up at a great price on reverb I and decided to make an offer and landed it. It was originally a g-cutout tailpiece and someone swapped it for a B3.
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  11. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    What a nice guitar!
    I am sure that you will love the pickups, too.
    These are a blend of a Filtertron and a PAF, somehow. Punchy and clear with a twang.
    They sound very nice when overdriven/lightly crunched.