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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by TSims1, Mar 17, 2017.
hey congrats, man...these are great guitars!
Gotta say........the Panther and the Starfire really seem to be getting along. It does a poppa's heart good.
...you sorry son cannot play both at the same time ! ;-)
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Tim, do you have a problem with the string height on your Guild using the Compton?
Do you still have the 6121?
It's in a safe place.
If you are referring to me, my name is Tony.
Problem with string height using Compton? Nope - not at all.
That jack in the front makes me think they were going after some ES335 market. At the moment, I can't think of another Gretsch with that.
I actually prefer it. It keeps the cable out of the path of destruction. I wrap the cable over and through my strap and into the input jack with a right angle cable, and it keeps everything flush and secure. Better design imo. Always preferred the Strat jack to the Tele for the same reason.
BTW - I have a Starfire IV and I do have string height issues - For now, it's just right if not a tad high, so I will have to replace the frets on the next go. This is mostly because it had fairly low/wide frets before and one or two level/crown/polish jobs prior to me. And I just did one myself two weekends ago. I think I'll go with jumbo EVO frets next time. Will install myself.
Yes, this is my thought as well. My poor Guild is the victim of a strap failure (guitar fell to the floor and the straight plug cracked the side strip out) and has had a repair. And the guy didn't do what I asked when he repaired it! Grrrr...can't unring that bell either. All that to say, the front jack is a good idea.
I also use a v-stand for my guitar(you know the ones, just a "v" for the base and no support up the back)on Sundays for my worship gig and it's an act sometimes sliding a side-load cable jacked guitar into that type of low profile stand. Top loader? No issue. I'm a fan.
Weird........mine is literally absolutely perfect. Like, perfect. I can get it so low you couldn't fit a whisper underneath and it plays amazing......
Mine will be more than perfect when I re-fret it. Those puppies have seen a few files in their day.
The strap knobs of the Panther being designed for strap locks are even better
In comparison the standard Gretsch strap knobs on my Falcon are a pure pain.
Guess that makes my decision easier
If you're going to have 2 girlfriends it's best that they get along.........
I like them better too. I have the old fashioned ones on my Tennessee Rose and I don't mind them, but I'm always tightening them. Better than mushroom strap buttons, but not better than strap lock buttons.
Actually the Panther comes with both parts of the Schaller strap lock system, the strap button and the lock that goes on the strap