I FINALLY DID IT - I TOOK IT OFF

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Xochi2, Jan 10, 2021.

  1. Xochi2

    Xochi2 Gretschie

    139
    Oct 5, 2020
    Wisconsin
    I picked up my Gretsch G6122T CG PE from Dave's Guitar Shop in La Crosse, WI back in mid-September. Yesterday, I took it off! What, you say? You tell me. Of course, the decision was monumental...ah...er...or should I just say "mental?!?" Was it like; (A) leaving those "automotive interior protection cardboard mats" in your car after your oil change, (B) keeping the price tag and "59/FIFTY NEW ERA" sticker on your baseball cap, (C) buying a pack of baseball cards, but never opening them, (D) keeping the "shrinkwrap" on an LP or (E) ...(fill in your own query here)...? Obviously I have "Too Much Time On My Hands." (Styx). So, what did I take off? (See image...and...you don't have to be "Flipper" to figure this one out.)
     

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  2. capnhiho

    capnhiho Synchromatic

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    Feb 16, 2013
    California
    Oh no!!! :eek:
    Your pick guard will never be the same!!
     
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  3. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    You're probably OK, the pickguard condom doesn't really add to the value, LOL
     
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  4. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I actually left the plastic on my pickups and such on the lotus for years before I pulled them off and that was a mistake. After that much time the adhesive took a lot of work to remove. Looks much better with out. Funny how we get hung up in things.
     
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  5. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    That was tone film.... your Gretsch won't sound as good now! :)
     
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  6. capnhiho

    capnhiho Synchromatic

    785
    Feb 16, 2013
    California
    “tone film” :p
    I like that!
     
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  7. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    @Tony65x55 Mine was on for the longest time and DrumBob ...... that's right DRUMBOB !! :mad: peeled it right off in front of me . I wanted to throw him out a window that day . My heart sank into me stomach at that very moment that day . I remember it like it was yesterday

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  8. capnhiho

    capnhiho Synchromatic

    785
    Feb 16, 2013
    California
    Sheesh.....!
    You guys...
     
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  9. Xochi2

    Xochi2 Gretschie

    139
    Oct 5, 2020
    Wisconsin
    "Oh the humanity!" [​IMG]
     
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  10. Xochi2

    Xochi2 Gretschie

    139
    Oct 5, 2020
    Wisconsin
    "That's going to leave a mark!"
     
  11. Xochi2

    Xochi2 Gretschie

    139
    Oct 5, 2020
    Wisconsin
    I knew something sounded funny. :confused: Now I can't get that opening "A" feedback note from my amp! But...I feel fine, anyway. :rolleyes:
     
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  12. Xochi2

    Xochi2 Gretschie

    139
    Oct 5, 2020
    Wisconsin
    "DRUMBOB" strikes again...and again...and again!
     
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  13. Buckyboy

    Buckyboy Gretschie

    Still got the Bigsby handle cover though :)
     
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  14. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    64
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Kudos to the inimitable DrumBob! Imagine if I had a hold of the other end - it would have come off faster than a F-18.

    Then we could have danced in the streets and fired our guns in the air!
     
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  15. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    64
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Good one. Nice and subtle.
     
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  16. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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  17. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    I take them off but wrap my fingers in plastic :D
     
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  18. Runamok

    Runamok Synchromatic

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    Aug 25, 2017
    USA midwest
    Query: You shrinkwrap your guitars?
    Holding the film upside down was cute.

    I got it. I got it! You store your guitars the same place boaters winter their boats.
     
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  19. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    The real tone comes from the foam that's under the bridge.
     
  20. Xochi2

    Xochi2 Gretschie

    139
    Oct 5, 2020
    Wisconsin
    You're so dang astute! Which reminds me..."shrink wrap"...never could figure out why people do this... shrinkwrap_luggage.jpg
     
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