Throw back Thursday

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Parttime, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. Parttime

    Parttime Gretschie

    Dec 6, 2018
    stumbled across this picture


    Check out the logo
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  2. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    Yes, their first logo. This must be the early London days, I guess early ‘81.
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  3. Parttime

    Parttime Gretschie

    Dec 6, 2018
    Here’s a couple more
    Original knobs with mud switch


    Added dice, no mud switch with different pick guard. The truss rod cover is missing also. He must have been fine tuning the action.

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  4. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    When you're on your own journey, it's cool to be able to reflect on how far others have come, as well.
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  5. afire

    afire Country Gent

    I spy a zero fret in the first picture too. Maybe the truss rod cover being off is related to the nut mod.

    It's also odd to think that those "retro" outfits they're wearing were only about 20 or so years old at the time. But fashion sure changed quickly and drastically in those years. If I dressed up for a gig in late '90s clothes, I'm not sure anybody would even notice. I'd be in an untucked button-down shirt and jeans. Which is exactly what I'm wearing right now.
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  6. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    They are all so skinny in those pics! Must have not been making enough $$ to eat properly! :eek:
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2019
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  7. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    When I was that age I was skinny, too. Didn't matter what or how much I ate.

    Since my marriage, however...
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  8. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Amen brother!
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  9. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Unfortunately, I NEVER had that problem... ever!
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  10. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    oh too be young again ...... the kid came a long way from ( Massapequa ) , Long Island , N.Y.
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  11. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Lol the whole country was skinnier then. Average adult weight has gone up 15-20lbs since Woodstock. I don't think it's all muscle. :)
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  12. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    All the money they did not spend on food they obviously invested in hairspray.:eek::D
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  13. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2011
    When the Cats were just Kittens.
    Brian's ability is still the biggest part of his tone, but a vintage Bassman and Roland Space Echo are not bad choices to help out.
    Lee is awesome, his bullet proof album is great.
    Jim is stil that skinny and keeps the rockabilly beat alive.
    I'm glad they did the reunion tour. The show was amazing.
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