Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by Alpine11, Aug 15, 2021.

  1. Alpine11

    Alpine11 Electromatic

    Aug 3, 2021
    Who likes to play the blues on their Gretsch? I think they are a perfect blues guitar but I don't see many people using them for that, why not?
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  2. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
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    I find a decent Blues sound easy to come by with any Gretsch I own. Our band doesn’t do a lot of Blues, but that sound is used occasionally, and the guitar holds up its end.
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  3. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Country Gent

    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    Blues with a Gretsch and a Vox amp sound just right to me. Major pent, bends, sustain, reverb. ~Love it.
  4. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Country Gent

    Feb 17, 2020
    If you like the P-90 for blues Gretsch makes a few different models with those pickups today.
    Mine is a 2019 G2622T-P90. It's basically a 335 clone with P-90s that will play everything any Gibson or other brand will play.
    Gretsch G2622 P-90 $599 2.jpg
  5. NowEarThis

    NowEarThis Gretschie

    Jun 23, 2021
    Northern Rivers NSW Australia
    Blues + P-90 pickups = ❤️
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  6. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    As always, you can play any type of music on any kind of guitar.
    It's the player, not the instrument.
  7. NJDevil

    NJDevil Country Gent

    Jul 9, 2014
    Commack, NY
    I've always liked the fuller sound of the neck pickup when soloing. Sometimes the sound can be a little heavy but then I bring bring out the Setzer Black Phoenix and that brings out a great full town with plenty of depth and breathing room.....really awesome and not sure why it always seems like I wait for a perceived tone issue with another guitar before bringing it out.

    Surprisingly versatile and never disappointing is my '08 5126. With some gain, and this really makes no sense, it actually gets really close to Stevie Ray's tone from the "In The Beginning" live album. It actually does the more treble/sparkly T-Bone Walker sound really well off the middle position or just the bridge.

    I love playing a SD Dyna/or T-Armond equipped Jet played neck only and the tone is Blues heaven........think of a neck-pickup engaged Tele with plenty of Bluesy drip but added hint of airy sparkle and the tone is awesome.
  8. ruger9

    ruger9 Country Gent

    Nov 1, 2008
    Honestly, I don't. Jazzy stuff yes, but for blues I reach for my teles. Altho I do dig laying' down some T-Bone Walker with the Gretsch, but that's the crossroads where blues and jazz meet... :cool:
  9. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.

    gretsch panther

    gretsch 6120 SSUGR
  10. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Image mostly. Gretsch guitars are too pretty.
  11. Robbie

    Robbie Friend of Fred

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    I use my Panther for Blues all the time. It works as well as any ES Series guitar in the genre. Actually, as well as any guitar….IMHO
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2021
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  12. dlew919

    dlew919 Country Gent

    Jul 18, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    I play blues on my Gretsch. A touch of drive in the Filtertron's and ... yep...
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  13. ruger9

    ruger9 Country Gent

    Nov 1, 2008
    Great as usual Nick. That "If Trouble Was Money" is one of my favorite Albert Collins tunes.
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  14. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    Thank you. We don’t really play it like him. But we stick to our style of playing. I love Albert wish I could get that sweet ice picky sound he gets
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  15. MrClint

    MrClint Gretschie

    Nov 27, 2017
    Lake Balboa, CA
    Even I can play some blooze on an entry level Gretsch Streamliner:
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  16. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
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  17. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
  18. Viking Power

    Viking Power Synchromatic

    Jun 11, 2018
    Mountlake Terrace, WA
    Well damn!
  19. Jerzey Bob

    Jerzey Bob Synchromatic

    Apr 3, 2021
    North Jersey
    This guy does a pretty good job of it. He's been using this as his go-to as long as I've known him, ~15yrs.

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