Come on Gretschies...Buy Some Gear!!!

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by blueruins, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

    Age:
    53
    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    Someone's buying. The used Gretsch section at GC went from over 300 on Friday, March 20 to under under 100 today, March 25. I think tax returns are coming in... I hope they leave something for me...;)
     
  2. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    fROMOHIO
    Honestly I just feel a bit like a carpet bagger jumping on the buyer's market taking advantage of other people's need to snatch up alot of stuff under legitimate market value (which is why I'm the last person who should ever have a retail business :oops:). It's a catch 22 though since when they need the money, they need the money....

    Not being down at the shop on the regular after the shelter in place order here was issued kinda puts a damper on me spinning up new tinkering projects too (& I just finished 3 fairly extensive ones in the span of January-February).

    It's generally the rule that I buy from the pool of what I run into physically as well (particularly w/ guitars & amps) & that's turned into a bit of a non-starter.

    That aside, here are my most recent acquisitions from the past month I believe I posted elsewhere, a little before the US went into full panic mode:
    Greer Amps Supa Cobra
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    Blackstar Studio 10 KT-88
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    Spaceman Saturn VI
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  3. Groutsch

    Groutsch Gretschie

    348
    Jun 9, 2018
    Maryland, US
    I noticed the dropoff with other brands. I think they are excluding items at stores that are temporarily closed.
     
  4. not all my pedals in the first pic

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  5. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

    Age:
    53
    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    Very possible... Didn't think about that. Maybe there will still be something to choose from when my return arrives in a couple of weeks (hopefully).;)

    If that's what it is, I hope everyone made it without getting sick.:)
     
  6. toddfan

    toddfan Synchromatic

    865
    Mar 12, 2012
    Kansas
    My bet is that if this goes on (CV-19) for very long we will start seeing some great deals on both new and used guitars...that is, for folks who have any disposable income at all left.

    I got a new apple watch...does that count?

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  7. EarleG

    EarleG Electromatic

    22
    Dec 19, 2013
    Hendersonville TN
    I bought a used Fender Pro Jr III yesterday. :D
     
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  8. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    That Saturn looks super cool, what is it?
     
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  9. dougmon

    dougmon Gretschie

    460
    Jan 9, 2013
    California
    Just made my last purchase for a while -- an iRig 2. A friend and I are going to try to do some tunes "together". He'll send me an audio file of the acoustic rhythm guitar and vocals, and I'll do my best to lay down some sympathetic accompaniment.
     
  10. Crooner

    Crooner Friend of Fred

    Apr 15, 2009
    Boston
    Gorgeous! My first and still favorite model.
     
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  11. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    fROMOHIO
    It's a semi-"transparent" boost/drive, it's been working great as a second stage boost after a Klone & before the Supa Cobra for me so far.
     
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  12. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
  13. not_man_davo

    not_man_davo Synchromatic

    745
    Feb 13, 2015
    tejas
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  14. Holler anytime. Another member here pm’d me with interest a guitar and pedals this morning and I’m almost done researching some aspects for him and about to respond.
     
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  15. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    Y’all have definitely picked up the slack for me...I appreciate all of your effort!
    You’re doing great Gretschies! Keep that gear coming!
     
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  16. okay Blue, you asked for it. Here’s a link to a thread that describes most of what I’ve got, much of which I consider available to sell.

    http://www.gretsch-talk.com/threads/17-guitars-6-amps-which-to-keep.196650/
     
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  17. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
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  18. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
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  19. GOOBALL JEFF

    GOOBALL JEFF Gretschie

    461
    Oct 1, 2019
    london
    maybe now is not a good time to buy stuff? with all that's going on in the world!
     
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  20. snakestretcher

    snakestretcher Gretschie

    Age:
    67
    261
    Sep 7, 2009
    England
    Call me eccentric but nothing except essential items are coming into my home right now. Guitars and associated ancillaries can wait; I have my 6120 and a Strat to keep me occupied for the duration.
     
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