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Could the 2017 Broadkaster G6659T be the guitar of the year?

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Lawrie Minson, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. TrampledUnderFoot

    TrampledUnderFoot Electromatic

    Apr 20, 2017
    All of the marketing copy says Tim Shaw was involved, but it doesn't say it on the actual product page. :confused: I can't remember what it says in the manual off the top of my head.

    Ex of ad copy:
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  2. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Ah, thank you!
  3. Waxhead

    Waxhead Synchromatic

    Aug 30, 2014
    looks great - how would you describe the new Fulltron pups as compared to other TVJ filtertrons?

    I also see on the Wildwood site this Broadkaster is only 7 pounds with centre block fitted.
    This light weight makes it viable now for me cos I've found the other Gretsch CB models too heavy at around 9 pounds
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  5. Lawrie Minson

    Lawrie Minson Electromatic

    Hi, I did my second gig last night using my new Broadkaster 6659. My 6118 JNR has TVs and I know them well. The first thing I noticed with the Full'Trons is how well balanced they are in the middle position. The neck PU is very similar to the TVJ. Some might find them bright with the A5 magnets but I like them. The bridge PU on the Broadkaster has A2s and I must say complements the neck PU really well. The bridge PU cuts like a Tele but obviously being a humbucker it is fatter. Usually I roll off a bit of the neck PU in the middle position but I found I wasn't doing this as much last night. These pickups are also hot so be ready to have the front end of your amp pushed!
    The response of the volume and tone controls are the best I've ever come across. I normally leave everything open but there are many nuances to explore on this instrument.
    I'm really happy to stick by my claim that Gretsch have come up with a winner here.