Gretsch Rancher review and sound demo

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by MKunie, Apr 7, 2021.

  1. MKunie

    MKunie Synchromatic

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    I just now uploaded the video
    This thing is truly amazing.
     
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  2. MKunie

    MKunie Synchromatic

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    Keep in mind. I’m not a very good video maker nor musician. But I hope i showcased the guitar good enough. Thank You
     
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  3. SAguitar

    SAguitar Synchromatic

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    Sounds good and sounds like you are really enjoying it! Congratulations!
     
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  4. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

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    Great job, Mark. That's a great sounding jumbo.
     
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  5. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    Great video Mark. I enjoy the Gretsch acoustics too. They mix in a band very nicely. Congrats on the cool new guitar.
     
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  6. mrcoffee23

    mrcoffee23 Gretschie

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    I had one of the jumbos some years ago and it sounded great, even plugged in. I found it fairly easy to dial out the 'quack' by lowering the treble a bit.
     
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  7. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

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    Congrats. Looks fun and sounds great!
     
  8. Highroller

    Highroller Country Gent

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    Nice video - great job!

    Curious about the Fishman - my 5022CE has a "phase" button that gives you that out-of-phase sound when punched in. Useless for acoustic play obviously, but kinda nice when plugged in for certain material.

    Does the G5027CE have that, or did they change the specs on the Fishman they're using? I've had my 5022CE for eight+ years now. Stuff changes over time. Just curious...

    I've said it before, I'll keep saying it. Rancher Jumbos are wonderful guitars!
     
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  9. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I beg to differ :) Great video and a great review from a great musician . Thank you
     
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  10. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

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    Actually, the phase switch on Fishman units serves a more important function of feedback suppression. It's not the same as a pickup phase switch on a solidbody, which is more often used to gain a nasal tone.

    This video explains it a little better with a demonstration:

     
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  11. MKunie

    MKunie Synchromatic

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    No Phase, Just tuner, Volume Treble,middle and bass.
     
  12. MKunie

    MKunie Synchromatic

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    Thanks, I disagree, But I really went through a lot to end up with this and wanted to share!
     
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  13. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Country Gent

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    Great playing and a great video review. These Ranchers are so underrated, and one of the best kept Gretsch secrets.
    They are not only great hard pickers, but tremendous finger picker guitars as well.

    I know you mentioned the GS mini, and we own one, but in our opinion, since the Gretsch Rancher Parlor was less money, had a great pickup system, has stellar looks and is a better value.
     
  14. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Thanks for that - nicely done!
     
  15. Highroller

    Highroller Country Gent

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Interesting, thanks for posting. I've never experienced the feedback problem he refers to with my Rancher, proper distance from the amp, sound hole cover and all that. I'll also concede that it's not the same degree of "phase-ness" (?) as you'd get with dual out-of-phase pups on a solid body, but hey, I only know what my ears tell me. It's there, subtle, but I hear it.

    Fishman refers to it as a "brilliance control for additional tone shaping", so it would seem to me they had something more in mind than feedback suppression.

    But who knows? Maybe they got rid of it because nobody could figure out what the heck it was! Ha!

    Anyway, thanks... and MK, enjoy that guitar!
     
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