Setzer & Dynasonics?

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by BennytheJet, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. BennytheJet

    BennytheJet Electromatic

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    Dec 6, 2019
    Arlington, WA
    Does anyone know if Brian Setzer ever played on a guitar with Dynasonics? On record? Live?

    The question just popped into my mind out of nowhere. Just a curious itch to scratch I suppose.
     
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  2. rob batz

    rob batz Synchromatic

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    I know he has a silver jet with pickups that tv Jones based his t Armond pickups on someone correct me if I’m wrong
     
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  3. MikeSchindler

    MikeSchindler Synchromatic

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    I will maintain this because I hear it and he’s on the video with it. I Wont Stand in Your Way. The video shows him playing a vintage non G brand 57? Gretsch 6120 with Dynasonics. I hear it especially in the solo. They’re definitely not Filtertrons. What story is behind using that guitar I don’t know but I theorize he borrowed it for that recording because I think he was after that sound for that particular cut
     
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  4. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Gretschie

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    I remember him playing a falcon on something a zillion or so years ago on Mtv with dynas. A quick search and I found this....

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  5. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Gretschie

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    Turns out it was the original strat cat strut video where I saw him With a falcon
     
  6. j.s.c

    j.s.c Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2008
    france
    Yes he played mine, just once... it was long ago 1996

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    He played few songs with it, never knows what he really thought about it. As you know the guy is nice and has a lot of good words. Anyway my ears said, Woow ok... my eyes also would have said something if they could talk. Actually at this time the guitar was needed a good neck reset (which has been done since).
     
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  7. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Gretschie

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  8. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

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    I belive the 1st Rockabilly riot album was all duo jet with Dynasonics.
    TV would hav an answer.
    He's plaved the silver jet live.
    Was hoping he brought that on the cats 40th tour. But alas he did not
     
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  9. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    He had a custom finished Club back in the day too.He used it in the Sexy And 17 video,the shots where he's in the hall.

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  10. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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  11. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
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    I love his sound with the Jet Dynasonics. Which if you didn’t know, TV Jones T-Armonds are replicated from after examining Brian’s Silver Jet.
     
  12. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    And he currently owns this beauty! Original 1956 6134 Penguin!:cool:

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  13. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
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    I think I recall reading this is a rare blue Jet but I’ve always thought it looks green. Either way it’s a beauty!
     
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  14. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    He also owned a 54/55 6130 Roundup .
     
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  15. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    And then there was the Custom Shop 6120 Roundup! Oh,and i believe the other neck ya see on this video was from his carol pink 59.
     
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  16. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

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    i didn't know that's where TV Jones got the TArmond DNA from.
    Now i love my jet more.
    Every one loves the 6120, but it would be great if Brian pulled the jet out more
     
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  17. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    Don't know for sure if he owns this ,i remember reading that he like's Dyna's in the Jets more than hollow bodies.

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  18. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

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    I think he used that for Rockabilly Riot 2 but not sure if he owns it
     
  19. BennytheJet

    BennytheJet Electromatic

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    Dec 6, 2019
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    I knew this would be the place to go to get this Q answered. Thanks, guys!
     
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  20. Rob_Brindley

    Rob_Brindley Gretschie

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    Are there any photos of the completed guitar? I bet that thing looks awesome!
     
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