Jim Dandy Project

Discussion in 'Gretsch "Roots" Acoustic Forum' started by LeSainte, Oct 15, 2021.

  1. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
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    Hornswoggle
     
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  2. LeSainte

    LeSainte Electromatic

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    Green machine isn't an option. That's my friend's Jeep's name. An absolute "Unit" of an XJ.
     
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  3. How about Steve? The Steve the green Dandy.
     
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  4. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

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    What? No jack plates?
     
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  5. LeSainte

    LeSainte Electromatic

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    I sure wasn't about to get two jack plates. Would've costed as much as the guitar.
     
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  6. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Synchromatic

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    Since there are two jacks... how about naming it Kojak (co-jack)?
     
  7. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

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    Considering that you bought two different pickup systems, the cost of a couple of jack plates would just be a drop in the bucket.
     
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  8. LeSainte

    LeSainte Electromatic

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    I can't name it Kojack after the genuine DualTron pickups.

    That's like naming a hollow-body "FilterTron". ;)
     
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  9. LeSainte

    LeSainte Electromatic

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    Hell, the complete pickup system for my free Jim Dandy was only like $170.
     
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  10. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

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    What kind of jack plates are you looking at?
    How's that sound, by the way?
     
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  11. LeSainte

    LeSainte Electromatic

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    I figure I'd probably get this jack plate if any.

    Haven't had too much time with it. Had to set up for a wedding, then play at it. Against my desires, I decided to play my Rancher 12 String instead of the Jim Dandy. Sounds great through my acoustic amp though, and I like those Deltoluxe pickups.

    I honestly don't have that great of an electric guitar amp, so I won't know until I have a chance to show it off to my father and play his amp.

    Obviously having a sound-hole pickup dampens in alittle when playing unplugged. I'm going to wire the soundhole pickup so it can be removed or quick swapped. Just didn't have any spare 1/8" jacks.
     
  12. Archtops

    Archtops Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2021
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    You could call her Em.
    For Emerald.
     
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  13. LeSainte

    LeSainte Electromatic

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    Definitely in the running.
     
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  14. You’re not going to draw names out of a hat, are you?
    Then its a stage name, not something you click with.

    Will there be a Name Reveal Party? :D
    I suppose you could wait til she gets older & then let her pick her own name.

    Auntie Em. (Somehow that seems creepy).
    Addendum: Call her “Ruby,” “y’know, like the slippers” & with a puzzled look—tell everyone you are color blind.
     
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  15. LeSainte

    LeSainte Electromatic

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    I assure you, the only hats involved will be on my head thusly.

    Em is definitely calling my name with her high-pitched melodic tones. A stark contrast to how I play my other guitars, which are usually on the dark, moody, and melodic side.
     
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  16. Bob Perrone

    Bob Perrone Gretschie

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    That is very cool - great job
    As far as a name....how about "Snot Your Guitar" to keep others away from grabbing it...
     
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  17. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    The Green hornet? Something Jade?
    I saw a green Pesto cheese the other day which was close to this colour, so maybe the “Pesto Cheese incident”?
     
  18. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
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  19. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Country Gent

    Mar 20, 2010
    Michigan
    I think it's cool enough to call it Green Envy.
     
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