What are your thoughts on the new Rat Rods?

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by 33Jayman, Jan 26, 2020.

  1. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz

    Congrats on the 4 yrs sobriety ! Buy something nice, you earned it.
     
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  2. 33Jayman

    33Jayman Electromatic

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    Mar 31, 2018
    Marne, Michigan
    Congratulations Rockymtnguitar!

    Keep up the good work!
     
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  3. rockymtnguitar

    rockymtnguitar Electromatic

    47
    Jan 22, 2019
    Colorado
    Thanks - one day at a time.
     
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  4. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

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    Mar 6, 2011
    nj
    Mine was delivered earlier this week, hope to have some sound clips up tonight/tomorrow maybe 20200220_055602.jpg 20200219_184935.jpg
     
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  5. MyGirlGretta

    MyGirlGretta Electromatic

    70
    Jul 23, 2012
    ca
    She's a beauty! So want one.
     
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  6. 33Jayman

    33Jayman Electromatic

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    Mar 31, 2018
    Marne, Michigan
    Nice! Love the Thrush decal! Looking forward to your feedback.

    Jay
     
  7. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

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    Mar 6, 2011
    nj
    Check the Fred's Barcalounge section, i posted a thread there, The Rat Rod is Here!
    I put a clip on there also
     
  8. FredJr

    FredJr Electromatic

    17
    Aug 18, 2019
    Prospect, CT
    My friend decided to sell me her brand new unplayed white Rat Rod because she needs a much thinner guitar. It will be the perfect companion to my 5420!
     
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  9. NJDevil

    NJDevil Synchromatic

    588
    Jul 9, 2014
    Commack, NY
    I love the look and am a huge fan of black filtertrons so count me in. I'm watching my $$$ right now but wouldn't be surprised if I pulled the trigger on when when the fiscal time is right.
     
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  10. 33Jayman

    33Jayman Electromatic

    60
    Mar 31, 2018
    Marne, Michigan
    I think once we clear the Covid storm I will try to get one. Both my wife and I are working, I am working a fair amount of overtime as my company is taking orders for medical equipment faster than we can make the products. So we consider ourselves very lucky but I am not dropping cash on a guitar until I am sure our economy hasn't been destroyed.

    Stay safe my friends!

    Jayman
     
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  11. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

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    Mar 6, 2011
    nj
  12. FredJr

    FredJr Electromatic

    17
    Aug 18, 2019
    Prospect, CT
    Got my white Rat Rod from my friend a few days ago. Yes it is similar to my 5420 but at the same time it's its own instrument. Same pickups but more "attitude" for want of a better term. I think that is due to the body thickness and the flat finish not being as heavy as the gloss on the 5420. Just a guess. Very comfortable to play, sounds great and Cream City music did an awesome set up on it. It is the perfect foil to my 5420. Ultimately I think it will get T-Armonds so as to have two completely different voices on my two Gretsch guitars. The first mod will be the Compton bridge like I did to the 5420. Anyway, that's my story & I'm sticking to it!
     
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  13. BohemianLikeMe

    BohemianLikeMe Gretschie

    243
    Apr 18, 2020
    Prague, CZ
    That's just like Joe Strummer's tele!

    https://www.guitarplayer.com/guitar...ers-1966-fender-telecaster-makes-rock-history
     
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  14. OhioRatRod

    OhioRatRod Electromatic

    5
    Apr 3, 2020
    Ohio
    I just ordered a Rat Rod from Cream City yesterday. Got a good deal on it and can't wait for my first Gretsch!
     
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