Gretsche Newbie!!

Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by PJPlec, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. PJPlec

    PJPlec Electromatic

    Sep 6, 2012
    Wales, UK
    Hi 59 year old late developer!

    Took up electric guitar about a 18 months ago after playing acoustic since a kid.

    Have just got myself a Pro Jet G 5235 and look forward to chatting to new friends on this forum.

    On my other guitar I use Ernie Ball Slinkys which I like what do you guys recommend?

  2. fender62custom

    fender62custom Gretschified

    Mar 3, 2012
    Helidon, Australia
    Greetings Paul!!! welcome to the forum!!! congrats & enjoy the Jet!! l use EB Cobalt 11-48's on mine..there's a ''what your favourite string'' thread that's currently active too... plenty of good suggestions... cheers

    p.s.. we'd love to see some pics too.
  3. PJPlec

    PJPlec Electromatic

    Sep 6, 2012
    Wales, UK
    Thanks for welcome

    Thanks for the welcome and suggestion.


  4. Gretschl0ver

    Gretschl0ver Gretschie

    Jul 28, 2012
    Hello and welcome to the forum !!! Almost all of my guitars are equiped with daddario EXL 115 11-49 and I don't changed them! You may also try the elixir nanoweb of the same gauge !!!
  5. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Welcome to Gretsch Talk, the best forum on the net.
  6. LATS

    LATS Country Gent

    Jan 3, 2010
    Kanata, Ontario
    Welcome aboard! :)

    I like the consistency of D'Addario strings. Either EXL110W (10-46) or EXL115W (11-49). The W indicates a wound G string.
  7. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Hi Paul, welcome to the forum!
  8. NickGretsch

    NickGretsch Synchromatic

    Aug 30, 2011
    Cornwall, England
    Hello Paul, welcome to G-T

    Use D'Addario 10's on my G5435T, they last quite well and those coloured ball ends negate any daft string mixups :eek:
  9. montereyjack66

    montereyjack66 Country Gent

    Feb 29, 2012
    Hola! Welcome! Find a seat. Bobkat just went out for more ice. I'm a regular slinky man myself but as you will find on the thread, there are an array of approaches and thinking (pssst! some of it is even credible!)

  10. araT

    araT Gretschified

    Mar 24, 2009
    Berlin, Germany
    Welcome aboard Paul! Congrats on your new-found Jettiness! :)
  11. PJPlec

    PJPlec Electromatic

    Sep 6, 2012
    Wales, UK
    Thanks everyone

    Its nice to be made to feel so welcome and thanks for your suggestions!
  12. the shrub

    the shrub Electromatic

    Sep 6, 2012
    From one newbie to another, welcome.
  13. Tony Adams

    Tony Adams Gretschie

    Jul 24, 2012
    Sydney Australia
    G'day mate!! Welcome. You wont find a cooler place! sooo helpful here!
  14. PJPlec

    PJPlec Electromatic

    Sep 6, 2012
    Wales, UK
    Have had the guitar now for a week and I am very pleased with it - I have a line 6 Spider VI 15 and the sound with reverb is what I was hoping for - just need to learn some new tunes now!
  15. cowmoo

    cowmoo Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2011
    North Wales
    Croeso I'r siarad Gretsch PJ :)
    Lle ti'n byw?
  16. nadles

    nadles Country Gent

    Welcome Paul. Another vote for D'Addario EXL 115 11-49.
  17. Crooner

    Crooner Friend of Fred

    Apr 15, 2009
    Glad you found us, Paul. Congrats on your Jet! It will just be the first of many Gretsches, I hope.

    As for strings, I've always been a fan of Ernie Ball Slinky 11's and lately I've been really loving the EB Cobalts.
  18. PJPlec

    PJPlec Electromatic

    Sep 6, 2012
    Wales, UK
    Have put some pics of my guitar in my album as requested.
  19. jflintmac

    jflintmac Country Gent

    Hi there Paul.

    My story is a lot like yours. I played almost all acoustic for many years. I finally took up the electric - seriously, about ten years ago. That did leave huge holes in important parts of my development, but it doesn't take all that much to catch up. It's all for fun anyway so it isn't a huge deal. Enjoy it.
    Gretsch is a great place to start.
  20. Arfer MO

    Arfer MO Synchromatic

    Dec 13, 2009
    Welsh Wales
    Croeso Paul mate Arf
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