Hi guys, I'd be interested as a new Gretsch owner to hear your stories and which amps you prefer. When I gave up as a full time pro solo singer guitarist in 1980 after around 13 years full time pro on the road, living out of a suitcase touring up to 40 weeks a year I thought that was it. I didn't play my guitar after that as I was afraid I'd want to go back on the road which I'd given up to be with my wife and small kids and it was only after my wife had passed away and my kids grown that they came to me and wanted me to record a few albums for posterity in 2014 that I got the urge to pick up a guitar once again. Unfortunately serious illness got in the way and I was given up for dead in late 2014 but hey, I'm still here and feeling good and most of all I'm enjoying playing again even if it is taking a bit of time to get back to where I was back then but I notice each day that I'm getting a little better. Better still I now have a Gretsch 5120 which since I've spent a fair bit of time setting it up, it now is the perfect semi acoustic guitar for me and coupled with my Telecasters and other axes, I'm really loving it again and what's more, I'm enjoying it with no pressure this time around which makes it even more enjoyable. I've got several guitars which I've bought and set up as well as two Line 6 amps (120 watt & Spider jam) a modest Marshall bass amp and a brand new Fender Acoustasonic 150 which my cousin donated to me but my favourite set up is my little Yamaha THR10 which I bought recently, fed into my Zoom R24 24 track which in turn is fed into a pair of 75 watt rms active speakers with 8 inch bass speakers and the sound is absolutely phenomenal. I was used to 100 watt valve amps on stage and was going to buy maybe a Fender Blues Junior or something in that vein for playing/recording at home but once I'd fed the THR10 into the speakers via the Zoom R24 to test what the setup was like for recording, no way was I going waste money on a valve amp for home use after hearing that. I have to say that the sound I get from the outfit now can easily compete with my old 60s/70s Selmer valve amps for sound which were excellent and for recording it's a dream set up as I don't have to mike anything up except acoustics/drums as I use it as a pre-amp and I can even play and record bass through it. To be honest I've got no excuse for not producing good sounds and work now at home with the gear I possess. Each to their own and I love playing and replicating music and the genres from 1955-1963 period, with the accent on country/country rock/rockabilly and bit of such as Otis Redding type soul. It was a very interesting period musically. So, that's my story and now I'm interested in what amplification you guys use for your home gear as well as on stage if you gig and it would be interesting to find out which genres of music is most popular among Gretsch owners as the guitars are very versatile instruments and not just one trick ponies. Together with my Gretsch and other guitars there isn't really any sounds that I can't match or replicate. Here's a pic of my recording set up...nothing fancy and the actual amp is tiny but the sound output quality is excellent and as good as anything I've played.