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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by MikeyUK, May 18, 2017.

  1. MikeyUK

    MikeyUK Gretschie

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    Dec 15, 2016
    Rochdale, GB
    LOL - I see your point i'm in the wrong place to be talked out of a new guitar of any sort
     
  2. MikeyUK

    MikeyUK Gretschie

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    Dec 15, 2016
    Rochdale, GB
    I suppose I could use that excuse to convince myself a solid body is necessary
     
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  3. slimwilson

    slimwilson Gretschie

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    Dec 22, 2015
    Arlington, Tx
    Without vindicating @TSims1, I'd say a good telecaster would be nice. However, Pro Jets are a lot of guitar for the money. Maybe consider a Corvette?
     
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  5. BuddyHollywood

    BuddyHollywood Gretschie

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    Sep 11, 2009
    Venice, CA
    Buy the Vox.
     
  6. Aymara

    Aymara Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    I don't ... I'm an outsider :D

    Joking aside, I use a lot of palm muting, which I find horribly uncomfortable on a Tele. And I hate single coil hum.
     
  7. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    I would choose a Fender over a Tokaï, just for the brandname, not for the quality.
    I would choose a Strat over a Tele, because it's a more versatile and more comfortable instrument.
    I would choose the Pro-Jet over the regular Les Paul.

    To sum up, looking at your list of instruments already owned and your buying intentions, I'd say go for a Mex Fender Standard Strat : she will give you a style and a tone that you do not already have.

    But it's me, OK ? :D

    A+!
     
  8. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    Jun 6, 2008
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    Ok ,i'll go with the Tele too,only because i've been hunting for one for ages myself....or so it seems.

    Although, an Epi LP gold top with P-90's would be cool too.;)
     
  9. Gimper

    Gimper Gretschie

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    Oct 30, 2016
    Ont, Canada
    I would check out a Squier Classic Vibe or a Fender Baja if you can find them in your price point.
     
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  10. jvin248

    jvin248 Electromatic

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    May 16, 2017
    Near Detroit
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    Go with either the used MIM Tele and install a 4-way switch or a used PRS SE 22 single cut and put a Gretsch neck pickup in it for fun, you probably have one in the parts drawer already ;)

    .
     
  11. Fjrabon

    Fjrabon Gretschie

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    Mar 7, 2017
    Atlanta
    Hmmm, this is tough now. The Peavey Studio Pro 110 is a pretty good amp. But I think I'd lean towards getting your first tube amp. And the AC10 is great and relatively lightweight.

    On the other hand it's hard to pass up the opportunity to have a solidbody in the stable. I'd lean towards a Tele just because between the gretsch you already have and the casino, you have s lot of the flavor a pro jet would cover already.

    But yeah, I'd go with the AC10. Your two electrics are pretty versatile unless you're playing live shows at very high volume.
     
  12. NervousJohn

    NervousJohn Electromatic

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    May 8, 2017
    U.K.
    If you're thinking Vox, what you are really thinking is Celestion blue speaker. They really are that good. And loud....

    I'd suggest trading/selling your existing amp, and putting that and your cash towards an AC-15 (or something else EL84 based) with a blue speaker.
     
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  13. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

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    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    Why yes...yes you are.

    :p
     
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  14. Aymara

    Aymara Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    I use a lot of palm muting, which is the reason, I don't have a Tele ... it's pretty difficult on a Tele and very uncomfortable compared to a guitar with a TOM bridge.

    Back to the idea about playing with headphones. If you don't have an amp with headphone output, you might be interested in two options: A new amp, that has this feature or an amp sim and an audio interface.

    I myself have both, the Blackstar HT5R and BIAS FX on Macbook and iPad:



    If you have an iPad, BIAS FX is pretty cheap and you can play everywhere, for example in the garden, on the balcony, etc.. A cheap and good guitar interface would be the iRig Pro, which I use myself. But if you don't have an iPad or Mac ... this sim is also available for Windows, but a notebook is less mobile, than an iPad.

    Just a few inspirations, you might want to think about, because I myself don't want to miss the option to be able to play silent at home ... anytime!

    So the combination of amp sim and solid body might be only one fitting your budget, if the current amp doesn't have headphone output.
     
  15. MikeyUK

    MikeyUK Gretschie

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    Dec 15, 2016
    Rochdale, GB
    Thanks Fjrabon - I think I will rule out the pro-jet on that basis and the epiphone les paul. I think i'm choosing between a fender type single coil guitar or the amp. In truth probably both by the end of the year.
     
  16. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

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    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    Now that's a real Gretsch - Talk approved answer!
     
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  17. MikeyUK

    MikeyUK Gretschie

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    Dec 15, 2016
    Rochdale, GB
    I will continue to seek Gretsch-Talk approval before all guitar purchases. The members are both well informed and entertaining. It will now take me 6 weeks to find the time to go and buy the guitar/amp
     
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  18. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Country Gent

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Your wife should talk to mine....
     
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