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So with the Broadkasters....will Panthers.....

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by TSims1, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Aymara

    Aymara Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    Yes, but more interesting is, that they together cover a superb tonal range. I once said a Panther and a Les Paul with 57 Classics are a very nice pair, but you also can replace the LP with a 335.

    Being a 335 and Gretsch fan in one person, you will absolutely love the Panther ... if not, I would be very astonished.
     
  2. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    Totally. My Panther doesn't sound anything like a 335, it sounds exactly like a Gretsch in a comfortable and high-gain friendly package.
     
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  4. Aymara

    Aymara Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    "High-gain friendly" is a good keyword ... the Broadkaster doesn't have a center block, right?
     
  5. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    Yes, it does.
     
  6. nickurso

    nickurso Friend of Fred

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    Dec 24, 2012
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    Could the PG interviewer be any less in formed or pay less attention to the interview?
     
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  7. nickurso

    nickurso Friend of Fred

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  8. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Country Gent

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    The Panthers and Broadcasters are both center block guitars; I'm not sure why the Broadcaster needs a Bigsby extension bar?

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    I like the white w/black pick guard.
     
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  9. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    I'm sure it needs a tension bar due to a different neck angle. I also dislike the bridge.
     
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  10. Dave-B

    Dave-B Synchromatic

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    Scotland
    The bridge on the Broadcaster has no wood base, so doesn't sit as high off the guitar top. A tension bar is therefore needed to provide a decent break angle behind the bridge.
     
  11. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Country Gent

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Yes but, if it is any consolation, they still have the white here:

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    By the way, that Flagstaff Sunset Panther is gorgeous; you can still get one at Elderly Instruments.

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  12. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    Jun 6, 2008
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    I'd love that Flagstaff one,its even more beautiful in person!:cool:
     
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  13. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    A pinned, wooden base bridge makes no sense on a centerblock guitar. The posts going into the centerblock should work better.
     
  14. Aymara

    Aymara Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    Yes, and it's the most rare, but all are still available, white, black & red. The limited red one though is pretty hard to find already.
     
  15. rcboals

    rcboals Country Gent

    Nov 21, 2008
    Springfield Oregon
    The thing I appreciate about the ES335 design is the easy generous access to the upper frets. I'm sure you l Ike that on the Panther as well.
     
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  16. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Friend of Fred

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    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Like I said, I got my red beauty. :)
     
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  17. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    Hmmm - have you or anyone else tried out these Fulltron pups ??
     
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  18. Aymara

    Aymara Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    Didn't we have a dedicated thread about that question already, with the result, that noone was able to try them so far?
     
  19. nickurso

    nickurso Friend of Fred

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    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    Nope
     
  20. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    My Flagstaff Sunset Panther with Setzer Sigs, Tru-Arc Titanium Serpentune bridge and a Paul Setzer custom solid red tortoise pickguard, one of the best guitars in my Gretsch collection:

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