Hi there

Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by Ronald91, Oct 12, 2021.

  1. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    Welcome! Cool guitar. I want one!
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  2. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Welcome @Ronald91 - that's a beautiful guitar you have!
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  3. Ronald91

    Ronald91 Electromatic

    Oct 12, 2021
    @wabash slim

    Thank you all for the warm welcome!
    I appreciate the opinions on the pickup change.

    The reason I was thinking about changing them, is that I'm after that chimey, sparkly, cutting trough the mix sound of the Filtertrons.
    I'm playing mostly in church and those DeArmond are a little noisy as well.

    But with all the comments on this topic and the one I made in the 'Pickups' section, I think.
    I will copy this message and paste it there

    This is an example of the sound (riff at timestamp 0:41) I am looking for:

    Last edited: Oct 13, 2021
  4. Highroller

    Highroller Country Gent

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Nice guitar ... Welcome to the forum!
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  5. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Country Gent

    Mar 20, 2010
    Welcome @Ronald91,

    You have excellent taste.
    Before changing pickups you may want to consider changing strings first. These pickups respond very well to the type of and size of string that you use.

    These are very pretty guitars in looks and sound.

    Welcome aboard, we are happy to have you, I changed the strings on a Gretsch G3155 using Elxir Nanoweb for someone that needed the sound brighter and wanted an acoustic sound. I was pleased at how it well it responded.
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  6. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    The DeArmond 2000 pickups are single coils, and therefore will hum a bit. You probably won't find many others that are brighter sounding. You'll also never recoup the cost of the mods if you sell it later on. That's common with mods.
    The 3156 and others with the Cat's Eyes are the Historic series guitars. They're probably the best kept Gretsch secret. Great bang for the buck. They've only appreciated in value.
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  7. Abeno Matto

    Abeno Matto Gretschie

    May 8, 2014
    Welcome. Great place for Gretsch and a great place for guitars. Nice Gretsch
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  8. Jimmy Mongo

    Jimmy Mongo Electromatic

    Dec 24, 2019
    Welcome! I always like those whammy bars better than the typical Bigsby.
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