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    What is your favorite Gretsch bracing and why?

    If they work for you, that‘s good. I have one soundpost Gretsch, and in fact I played it just tonight. Good axe.
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    What is your favorite Gretsch bracing and why?

    Agreed. I’ve played a couple of Dynasonic guitars with trestle bracing, and it wouldn’t be my first choice. OTOH, with Filtertron pickups, trestle bracing would definitely be my first choice. Even a big guitar, like my Gent, can twang like a Tele on the bridge pickup, yet warm up nicely on the...
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    Gretsch and Bigsby

    I’m sure glad that I have the Gretsch guitars I want. I won’t be buying any of the Gibsonized Gretsch guitars. Amen!
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    For those of you that play some jazz

    I wish that there was more Jazz happening. I’ve been sort of making my way back to Jazz, of late, especially Wes Montgomery.
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    Stanley FX Abbey Road Reverb Stand-Alone Pedal

    Basically, this is about tape echo emulations. It’s as close as most of us will get to the classic tape echos and magnetic drum echoes, including some from Europe. It has an excellent Plate Reverb, Reverb + Tremolo and a nice Chorus. So, basically, 13 types of echo, the three effects I just...
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    Sexy Thinline Guitars

    That was a hoot. I sorta like that guitar. I have to agree on all counts. The single cutaway Gent is definitely the T-Rex of the thinline world. The 335 family is a great design, and the 355 is a step beyond. A level of trim that is right up there with an L-5, on a sleek center block guitar...
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    Sexy Thinline Guitars

    I hope that they gave you a discount for all of those streaks in the wood. Maybe some nice red Rustoleum. :)
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    Stanley FX Abbey Road Reverb Stand-Alone Pedal

    It’s an amazing tool. I’ve done more than a few gigs with just the BN and a Spring Reverb pedal, for when I wanted 6G15 sounds. If you name your patches for the song (you can name the same patch to several song names), and place these in order, you have your set list, right on your pedalboard...
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    For those of you that play some jazz

    I loved Everybody Wants To Be A Cat.
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    Sexy Thinline Guitars

    Thinlines don’t get sexier than this: Guild GSR T-400. Mine is allegedly the last one built. I chose the picture, above, because it shows off the thinness of the body to best advantage. 17” wide by 2” deep is very svelte. That is my actual guitar, with a Compton Bridge and a Chet arm...
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    Sexy Thinline Guitars

    Not bad. Those Peerless-built Epi Sheratons were great. I wish I had struck while the iron was hot. Gibson Humbuckers are sort of a conundrum, for me. For some things, they are unbeatable, but for other things they are harsh, or even muddy.
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    Stanley FX Abbey Road Reverb Stand-Alone Pedal

    I probably should elaborate on this thought: “This is where I find the greatest value in the Blue Nebula. When I play live, I clip right along, and frequently there are only a few seconds between songs. The audience doesn’t want to see me bent over, twisting knobs, and I don’t like bending down...
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    Vintage Guitar Magazine : Eddie Cochran's Gretsch G6120

    It is a strange choice of letters. In all seriousness, I can’t see any logic to those letters, and it’s possible that they are essentially random. Maybe all electric archtops were built by either Perry or Xavier.
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    Sexy Thinline Guitars

    IMO, the Gibson Chet Atkins guitars and the Gretsch Chet Atkins guitars are very different from one another. I understand that Gibson actually used an under-wound humbucker, at least for the neck position, on the Chet models, but that doesn't really address the issue. Had they wanted a Gretsch...
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    Sexy Thinline Guitars

    I know that this will probably get me lobotomized, but I saw a video about the Gibson Tennessean a while back, and see some merit in the model. It's basically a 335, with a single cutaway. It's a strange axe, but I see the appeal.
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    Vintage Guitar Magazine : Eddie Cochran's Gretsch G6120

    I heard from a guy, that knew a guy, whose uncle bought a Labrador pup from a guy, that found a piece of paper that said that Gretsch intended to do a test market of these to the PX on military bases, and they were originally all supposed to be painted in Olive Drab. Now, you can't refute...
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    Pedal power - Do you ride?

    It’s a real concern. Where I live, there are no bike paths, no sidewalks and some of the streets are relatively narrow. The flip side is that there is little traffic, and my ears are my best source of warning, that someone is coming. I also avoid main roads, as much as possible, and have a...
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    Stanley FX Abbey Road Reverb Stand-Alone Pedal

    Phil, As Marco Polo once said: long time, no sea. :) Thanks for clarifying that. Pedals have changed a lot, and as I am fond of repeating, many modern pedals are identical, except for the DSP programming and the artwork. Being, basically, a systems man, I tend to think in terms of block...
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    Didn't Know They Played Gretsch

    I believe that there‘s something to what you say. Let me start by saying that I think that the White Falcon is a fine guitar. Visually, I see them as an archtop in stage makeup. I recall going to see an Instrumental Rock band at a micro-brewery pub, and in a darkened room, and under the stage...
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    Vintage Guitar Magazine : Eddie Cochran's Gretsch G6120

    I think that the PX designation meant that you had to buy them on a military base. :)
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    Vintage Guitar Magazine : Eddie Cochran's Gretsch G6120

    What‘s the difference.
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    Stanley FX Abbey Road Reverb Stand-Alone Pedal

    I know that at least some of the emulations have been changed, fairly recently, but I don’t know who programmed them. The Blue Nebula preamp is a work of art.
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    Vintage Guitar - 1962 Gretsch Country Gentleman Custom

    The perfect description. One of Jimmie Websters gimmicks, in tne case of Gretsch. I mute with the side of my hand, and that’s just fine. I have heard a few interesting songs where they actually used mechanical mutes, “Popcorn”, from the early ‘70s, comes to mind. My experience has been that...


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