Ran Into a Fellow Gretsch-talk Member Today

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Gretschman2, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. Gretschman2

    Gretschman2 Country Gent

    Age:
    66
    Apr 8, 2013
    Enetai, WA
    No push button shifter in this one, that was a Chrysler thing. This car has a C4 automatic which is a bit weird too. Has three drive positions. The one farthest to the right is low only. The middle green dot position goes from first through third. The position to the left starts out in second then goes to third. Took me a little while to figure it out.
     
    ishtar likes this.
  2. Gretschman2

    Gretschman2 Country Gent

    Age:
    66
    Apr 8, 2013
    Enetai, WA
    When I was looking for a classic car to buy, I really liked this one because it's rare like you said. There's always tons of Chevys at car shows but I've never seen one of these at one, so it gets a fair amount of attention. I'm not prejudice when it comes to classic cars though, I love them all.

    Love your Cougs too, they're pretty rare also !!
     
    Merc likes this.
  3. Gretschman2

    Gretschman2 Country Gent

    Age:
    66
    Apr 8, 2013
    Enetai, WA
    Very cool !! I'm going to post this on FB. Thanks for sharing, and yes, I like the Rev, but never heard this one before.
     
    T Bone likes this.
  4. I am often confused and mistaken. I am now reordering memories and clearly was thinking of the wrong car.

    In high school a friend made an 8mm film he titled, ‘Day of the Galaxy’. It was about a possessed, rogue Galaxy that maliciously ran over people. Set in the south, three of us were cast as hillbilly brothers, each consecutively driven over and killed by the driverless Galaxy.

    We all were given long, black beards to wear.

    I recall shooting a scene where the silent action called for the brothers to have an animated discussion, and being made to reshoot because in take one, one brother’s hand caught the beard of another, and the elastic simply allowed the beard to stretch off the brother’s face a few inches, then snapped back in place, perfectly in place.

    Both shots turned out as well as 8mm film could capture. I thought my buddy should have used the first take with the spring action beard, but he was very serious about his effort.

    The first take was really hilarious.
     
    Gretschman2 likes this.
  5. Gretschmen65

    Gretschmen65 Synchromatic

    639
    May 20, 2016
    Australia
    Guitar thread?

    Nobody even noticed the snazzy Stratele used by our forum member.
    Definitely worth a compliment. ;)
     
    macatt and drmilktruck like this.
  6. Gretschman2

    Gretschman2 Country Gent

    Age:
    66
    Apr 8, 2013
    Enetai, WA
    I saw it in person. Sounded good too.
     
  7. Gretschman2

    Gretschman2 Country Gent

    Age:
    66
    Apr 8, 2013
    Enetai, WA
    You sounded great at the car show. I particularly liked the Fleetwood Mac stuff. Lindsey would have been proud.
     
    macatt likes this.
  8. macatt

    macatt Gretschie

    Age:
    71
    276
    Mar 18, 2011
    Silverdale WA
    Thanks Gretschman.

    S Mac
     
    Gretschman2 likes this.
  9. macatt

    macatt Gretschie

    Age:
    71
    276
    Mar 18, 2011
    Silverdale WA
    Telestrat
    1967 Tele neck on an '85 Strat body.
    I've been using it for the last 18 years.

    Here's a better photo of it in case anyone on a Gretsch forum is interested.
    Other aftermarket stuff:
    Wilkinson VSVG trem.
    Seymour Dunkan Twangerbanger bridge pickup.
    Van Zandt Blues middle and neck.
    Bridge/neck blender control.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    S Mac
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2019
    Gretschmen65 and Gretschman2 like this.
  10. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    Sweet Strat.

    Wow, that sounds like a real workout with all that playing in one day. My hats off to you sir.
     
    Gretschmen65 and Gretschman2 like this.
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice