Electromatics Played Professionally

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by Anni_Lover, Sep 6, 2021.

  1. manunk

    manunk Gretschie

    Great thread...stole a couple of licks here. Just came off the SG forum...similar thread there this morning. Thanks...great day to be a guitar player.
  2. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Can't find any video but the rhythm guitarist for a local band called The 4onthefloor played a 5120 and an Electro Jet when we saw them.

    Here's 2 great tunes by them. Gretsch bass in the second one.

  3. Marv666

    Marv666 Gretschie

    Jul 26, 2020
    2 friends of mine come immediately to my mind...
    Rene from the Brains used a heavily modified 5120 (mainly for touring europe i believe)

    and Panu from Graveyard Bashers plays a 5420 and a modded rat rod
  4. Alanqa

    Alanqa Gretschie

    Aug 22, 2019
    Lancashire UK
    Royal blood use G2220 bass
  5. Marko Milas

    Marko Milas Newbie

    Apr 2, 2020
    Hozier uses a G5265 Electromatic Jet Baritone - I'm 90% sure he has two identical ones in black sparkle, one obviously being a spare for live shows. To my eyes the guitar looks unmodded, which, along with the fact that he still uses it for several songs during every live show, speaks about the quality of the Electromatic range.


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  6. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    While Sinead O'Connor only seems to play at playing the Gretsch baritone horn, her guitarist did in fact play the 6119 (at least in some live videos I've seen of her).

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  7. petecarlton

    petecarlton Electromatic

    Feb 10, 2021
    Nottingham, UK
    But he really needs a haircut!
  8. petecarlton

    petecarlton Electromatic

    Feb 10, 2021
    Nottingham, UK
    I realise we've moved on since the OP started this, but the most popular (and exciting) use of an Electromatic in recent times has been Mike Kerr of Royal Blood, who used to play hsi G2210 Electromatic Jet Junior short-scale bass through three - yes, three - amps until he was bought out by Fender (now using a Jaguar). Here is bieng interviewed by Howard Stern:
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  9. Anni_Lover

    Anni_Lover Synchromatic

    Jul 17, 2009
    New Zealand
    There are so many really cool bands posted in this thread. I couldn't get over Mike Kerr in the video above. I kept wondering where the "other guitar" was. Now I've been introduced to some really new music.
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