Prince played a 5120?

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Lockupyourfatdog, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Gretschie

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    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    The 5120 is a pro model. Prince said so....Or maybe it was a cool prop for the video

     
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  2. DannyB

    DannyB Gretschie

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    Apr 26, 2019
    Michigan
    Cool video! Tried to quickly verify if Prince actually play a Gretsch, will try and dig further, but what a cool look!
     
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  3. DannyB

    DannyB Gretschie

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    Apr 26, 2019
    Michigan
    P.s. Just checked Equipboard, it doesn't mention Prince owning a Gretsch, but Equipboard is not always completely authoritative. You have me intrigued, though, I will keep looking and try and come up with something
     
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  4. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Gretschie

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    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    I’m thinking it probably just matched his outfit for the video. I’ve never heard a 5120 sound like that. It’s cool seeing him with an electromatic though
     
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  5. DannyB

    DannyB Gretschie

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    Apr 26, 2019
    Michigan
    That's what I thought
     
  6. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Most have spent all the video budget on extra fabric for bell bottoms. Cool.
     
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  7. r0de0

    r0de0 Gretschie

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    Ontario, Canada
    Aah, you made me watch a Prince video. The 5120 looks great and he sells playing it well. Interesting effects.
     
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  8. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Don't forget this one too,haven't a clue if it was his or not though.

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  9. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    The man knew how to surround himself with prettiness, indeed.
     
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  10. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    Dude looked good with that Penguin. Main guitar was a Tele though! #sorrynotsorry ;)
     
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  11. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    Real classy look sporting that penguin. He’s missed by many.

    I think on the final leg his main axe was that Vox 77 with CoAxe pickups which sound brilliant. The one fault of those pickups is the top of it can warp under heavy sweat and heat as it’s pressed on. His guitar tech had to replace them several times. One of the ones he replaced sold for $300 at an auction not long ago.
     
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