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  1. VictoriaDD59

    Blonde Bassman (vintage) help

    So I’ve been looking to acquire a vintage 6G6-B Bassman head, preferably with all original iron and without issues. Maintenance and retolex doesn’t bother me either as I’m a player. I’ve noticed some transformer anamolies in these. Things where the date codes match up but the transformer...
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    Feedback issue - 6120 DSW

    So I love my 6120, but at times its really a "problem child". Its a 2005 model with a Tru-Arc Aluminum bridge and T'Armonds installed. Bridge is still floating. In really high heat and humidity it goes out of tune. I was playing with my country rock band the other night and noticed it would...
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    Duo Jet DSV questions

    Ok so I have a used Jet on 24 Hr approval. It arrived this afternoon. Neck is very small .78 at first fret, .85 at 9th fret. Has a few finish scuffs and one small finish ding, also some hazing type scratches on the top. Guitar weighs in at 6 lbs 13 oz, so it's a feather. It's a 2005 DSV...
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    Serial number issues on post FMIC Gretsch jets

    I have recently called customer service with 2 numbers on a couple Duo Jets and both of them have NOT been in their system. Is this a common problem? Or are these really counterfeit?
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    Tru-Arc bridge - Initial Impressions

    Aluminum Tru-Arc is installed and guitar (6120 DSW) has been professionally setup by my regular luthier of choice, The Lutherie Shop, also a certified Gretsch repair shop. The shop also did a volume pot mod to retain the highs on the master volume. Note not adding highs, just retaining when...
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    T-Armonds, initial impression

    Ok so yesterday I got my 6120DSW back from the shop and took it home and plugged in. Great clarity, lots more power from the bridge pickup was instantly noticed. The neck pickup was still a little boomy on the normal channel of my Vicky Bassman (new amp). Plugged in my Echoplex and turned the...
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    Atomic Brain vs Dyno Brain, if you could only have 1???

    Ok, so I'm really getting tempted to get a Nocturne pedal and like the clips I've heard. I see the Dyno has 2 knobs and the finishes are way cool looking. The Atomic Brain from what I've read, appears to be 2 Dyno Brains, one is "Abby" Mode and one is a normal mode that has more upper mids...
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    Tru-Arc vs Compton aluminum bridges?

    So I'm considering upgrading the bridge on my 6120DSW to one of the fine aftermarket bridges, as I'd like to have more twang and clarity. I've read many nice things about both and they both look like stellar units. Both gentleman also seem like great individuals to work with as well. So let's...
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    18 Miles to memphis intro lick?

    Ok, so I'm filling in with a band on New Year's and they want this lick to be exact, apparently close enough is not quite good enough... Anyone have an exact tab or even an explanation on the intro lick to this song??? Its a very quick triplet figure that is repeated a couple times, sounds...
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    Grady Martin appreciation thread

    Ok, so he's not exactly a household name, but he was on lots of records that many of us own or have heard. I'm exceptionally fond of his recordings with Johnny Horton and also his Rock N Roll Trio stuff. That twangy, full tone, that's just bright enough with dirt on the edges of every note...
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    What colors is the Nocturne currently available in?

    Also are all pedals now the Dyno version? Thinking of buying one for my 6120DSW for use with my Victoria amps. Any one got a pic of a Chevy Orange one? Couldn't find a pic on the site. Thank you, Jason
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    TV Jones T-Armonds???

    So what's the final verdict on these? How do they stack up compared to the stock Dynasonics on current Gretsch guitars? How do they compare to vintage Dearmond pickups? Any sound clips? Are they hotter, weaker? Brighter, warmer? I really have been satisfied with my 6120 DSW since I...
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    Ashley Kingman guitar tone??? Big Sandy & The Fly Rite Boys

    So I went to see Big Sandy in KC recently and his guitar player had some of the most incredible live tone I've ever heard. I've really been on the hunt to get to the bottom of this since the concert. The amp was a big wooden cabinet with panels that had cactus on each side and what looked like...
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    Handling live sound, how do you all do it?

    Ok, we've got a number of gigs outdoors this summer, which requires getting all mic'd up. Frankly I HATE being all mic'd up, I think its absurd. We play older style music namely rockabilly, honky tonk country and traditional blues. We're a 3 piece with 2 singers. When we play clubs, we only...
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    Really slow gig tonight, anyone else been slow lately?

    OK, so here lately we've been having some slower gigs. Tonight we had maybe 20-25 people in the place. Last week, same thing. Of course being in Iowa our winter has really been awful this year. So I blame a portion on that. Every gig that we play, we have people ask for schedules, business...
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    Any love for Chuck Mead / BR5-49 and his big green Gretsch?

    I'm totally behind the curve on this, finally picked up a copy of their first cd and their Coast to Coast Live. Just lovin the tone he's getting and the licks he's playing. Reminds me a lot of the stuff that Hank Williams guitarists would do as well as Grady Martin's playing with Johnny...
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    PA help... Power amp questions

    Hi there, Just wondering what the best solution is to our problem. My bass player bought a Carvin Powered Mixer, which we think sounds pretty nice. Its got 4 seperate power amps all pushing out 300 watts per amp. So we run our 2 monitors and 2 Yamaha mains from this. Recently we've had...
  18. VictoriaDD59

    My first tattoo...

    Thought maybe some of you might be interested to see this. I'm planning on getting a few more too. Pain was very minimal for me, lots of folks really complain but I thought it was actually pretty easy to sit through, it took 4 hours, and the artist's name was Earl Ramey, who owns a number of...
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    Video of my band playing...

    Gimmee your thoughts, yes there is some hotdogging, and misques, but its all in good fun. YouTube - The Eldorado's Setup in case you're curious: Epiphone LP with Fralin P90's, and all new electronics / wiring, Ibanez AD-9, Vicky Bandmaster.
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    Bobkat guitar strap...

    So I got my strap from Bobkat, and it looks phenomenal. I just want to say if anyone is looking to get a custom strap, PLEASE, PLEASE look him up. My wife thought it looked great as well. I hauled the Gretsch and my new strap to my in-laws for the weekend too, and they were equally impressed...
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    Got let go today...

    I was just a little bit surprised when I was "downsized" today. This was the first time in my life, I've ever been let go from a company. I got called in at quitting time and as soon as I saw the HR director and my boss I knew, I was done. They are restructuring the department, and apparently...
  22. VictoriaDD59

    The Gretsch has landed...

    Well after an agonizing wait, 7 days... My 6120DSW arrived. It just came into my office, plays really easy, and it looks barely used!!! I'm really antsy to get home, crank the Victoria amps, and play the living piss out of it. Don't worry, I'll post pics tonight, just don't have a digital...
  23. VictoriaDD59

    The waiting is EXCRUTIATING!!!

    So, I'm supposed to be taking possession of my new baby this week. Originally delivery was supposed to happen on 3/25/09, guitar was coming from Oregon to Des Moines, Iowa. Well I noticed this morning that its in Iowa, as of 4:48 am... So I was hoping it might be delivered to the office today...
  24. VictoriaDD59

    "Boss Tweed"... I have seen the light...

    You know I've always been a big fan of Fender (or Fender style) amps, especially the Tweed years. My bass player just recently picked up a Victoria Hi Power Tweed Twin, so we used it at our gigs this weekend. I gotta say it was a spiritual experience hearing that thing roar with authority. We...
  25. VictoriaDD59

    Well I did it...

    I called Joel and ordered a G6120DSW, should be between 4 - 6 weeks, I'm really excited!!! I know that my days of eating out for lunch or grabbing breakfast at the office are certainly over for a while though. Oh well, a minor sacrifice for a potentially really, really great guitar...


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