Reduced to 2 guitars, which ones, and why

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by rockinforJesus, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. Aymara

    Aymara Friend of Fred

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    I guess it's not the stock bridge? How does it sound compared to metal bar bridges?
     
  2. wilblee

    wilblee Country Gent

    May 23, 2013
    TX Hill Country
    If I could only have two, it'd be these two.

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    A slightly modified 6121-FTW

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    And my most beloved PRS DGT

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    Then I'd find what was limiting me to two guitars and kill it with fire - or, if the opportunity presented itself, nuke it from orbit.
     
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  3. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    No, the stock bridge is the rattle-o-matic in gold. There was a Bigsby in gold, with gold knobs too.

    As expected the ebony bridge is more mellow and jazzy, although not a lot.
     
  4. Aymara

    Aymara Friend of Fred

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    And it doesn't rattle ;) Which brand is that?
     
  5. workknot

    workknot Country Gent

    Age:
    80
    Feb 15, 2009
    Brainerd, Minnesota
    My keepers are the Gretsch White Falcon 7593 and my Taylor 816CE.
    "Pops"
     
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  6. Gotone

    Gotone Gretschie

    216
    Jan 2, 2012
    Ontario
    40 years of trial and error and I'm down to the 6120EC and 6120SSL.

    Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
     
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  7. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Age:
    51
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Oh god no,not an original 54 ,just a 60th Anniversary 54 reissue,it's a lovely guitar though.
     
  8. dankas11

    dankas11 Country Gent

    Age:
    50
    Jul 6, 2014
    Croatia
    no way. It must be 3. my 6120, AVRI52 and my 480 Rickenbacker (1975, my first guitar)
     
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  9. dilver

    dilver Country Gent

    Feb 16, 2009
    NJ
    1959 Martin 000-18
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    Gibson CS-336
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    These would pretty much cover my bases, but I'd hope they'd breed and make more....
     
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  10. Dostegrar

    Dostegrar Country Gent

    Nov 5, 2013
    Delta,b.c.
    A Marty Gibbs. The lost brother.
     
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  11. afire

    afire Country Gent

    I'm a proponent of that approach.
     
  12. afire

    afire Country Gent

    That said, I usually have two guitars (and would right now as well had a custom builder not disappeared with a substantial chunk of cash and expensive parts).

    My usual M.O. is to have one top-tier vintage Gretsch (usually a Country Gentleman, Jet or 6120) and one other less expensive #2, partly for diversity, and partly for taking to particularly rowdy gigs. In recent years my #2s have been a '62 Tennessean, '61 6113, a '64 Rickenbacker 1998, a '61 Guild T-100DP, a homebrew '62 Strat clone. My intended custom build was to be a '59 Rickenbacker 365 clone, but since that's not happening, I'll pick something else as my hypothetical #2. Since #1 is a '59 Gent with FilterTrons, it'd have to be something with single coils. A new Guild X-175 is a real possibility, but I think what I'll more likely end up doing is looking for a bargain on '50s Streamliner, preferably with an added bridge pickup so I don't have to be the one to add it.
     
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  13. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
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    Pretty much says it all for my two :)
     
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