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Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by 78 Gretsch CAT, Jul 28, 2021.

  1. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Welcome, cool looking Tennie you have there.
     
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  2. Lacking Talent

    Lacking Talent Country Gent

    Aug 5, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    My favorite Gretsch pickguard shape (by a Tennessee mile, natch). Welcome!
     
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  3. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Here's another Canadian welcome!
     
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  4. 78 Gretsch CAT

    78 Gretsch CAT Electromatic

    11
    Jul 28, 2021
    australia
    thanks for the kind welcome. The MM is a treasure for sure.
     
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  5. 78 Gretsch CAT

    78 Gretsch CAT Electromatic

    11
    Jul 28, 2021
    australia
    Hi AllenK, yes that is how the guitar is set up. It was like that when I bought it. I never knew enough about the guitars to know that this one was different, always thought it was how they came. Only when I jumped on here to learn about them that I realised mine was different.
     
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  6. 78 Gretsch CAT

    78 Gretsch CAT Electromatic

    11
    Jul 28, 2021
    australia
    thanks afire, yes this Tennessean is different with the knobs instead switches. I just learnt this! Never realised anything was out of the ordinary until jumping on this forum. It's a volume control knob, and a tone knob or blender as you say.
     
  7. 78 Gretsch CAT

    78 Gretsch CAT Electromatic

    11
    Jul 28, 2021
    australia
    thanks, they've been unplayed for 2 years since I moved house. I just set them up for the first time, good to be back on them and be all set up ready to play.
     
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  8. 78 Gretsch CAT

    78 Gretsch CAT Electromatic

    11
    Jul 28, 2021
    australia
    Thanks Dana. This group is great.
     
  9. 78 Gretsch CAT

    78 Gretsch CAT Electromatic

    11
    Jul 28, 2021
    australia
    thanks Highroller. I'm learning so much about the brand on here. The oddball nature of some instruments has appeal. When I first saw my Tennessean I thought it had a classic quintessential jazz style to it, just loved it. Only now I'm getting know the broader styles under Gretsch and some of the history. It is excellent being able to see so many great examples of different models on this site. thanks for your kind welcome.
     
  10. 78 Gretsch CAT

    78 Gretsch CAT Electromatic

    11
    Jul 28, 2021
    australia
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  11. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    73
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Are you in Sydney?
     
  12. 78 Gretsch CAT

    78 Gretsch CAT Electromatic

    11
    Jul 28, 2021
    australia
    Hi Audept, we're about an hour from Sydney, in the Southern Highlands
     
  13. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

    Age:
    40
    Aug 15, 2008
    England
    Welcome
     
  14. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Age:
    71
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Y'know, with a name like Gretsch CAT, you really need a Gretsch with Cat;s Eye sound holes.
     
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  15. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    73
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    At least you're not in lockdown like we are in Inner-West Sydney.
     
  16. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Welcome. Gretsch + Music Man = Sweetness.

    But you already know that. :)
     
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  17. 78 Gretsch CAT

    78 Gretsch CAT Electromatic

    11
    Jul 28, 2021
    australia
    howdy wabash slim, I had to look up 'cats eye'. They look great. My CAT reference is to Chet but I would love to have a cats eye gretsch some day.
     
  18. 78 Gretsch CAT

    78 Gretsch CAT Electromatic

    11
    Jul 28, 2021
    australia
    Hi G5422T, it's a beautiful combination. The Mark Knopfler page here is a good source of info on MM amps, otherwise there is some good youtube clips about the history of the amp. Mine is the original with the 12AX7A tube, a '74. I had no idea about all this until I started trying to work out how old it was. thanks for your kind welcome, this is a great forum!
     
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  19. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Age:
    71
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Everything sounds better with Cat's Eyes!
     
  20. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Welcome from Paris, that’s a beautiful Gretsch you have.
     
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