So what amp do you run with your Gretsches?

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by budglo, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. trojanhov

    trojanhov Electromatic

    Jan 11, 2017
    Los Angeles

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  2. Tele295

    Tele295 Country Gent

    I often use my silver face Princeton and Gretsch with my jazz trio [​IMG]
  3. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    I've got a G2420T that I play thru a '56 Gibson GA40 or a Quilter 101Mini +212 cabinet. [​IMG][​IMG]

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  4. wilblee

    wilblee Synchromatic

    May 23, 2013
    TX Hill Country
    I mainly use the Mesa Lone Star Special. It has a special (ahem) synergy with my Gretsches. The Marshall 1974X also has a magic that the Gretsches love and that I would never want to be without.

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  5. Pine Apple Slim

    Pine Apple Slim Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2011
    North Alabama
    I’ve been thru numerous light overdrives, including OCD, Tumnus and Soul Food. I keep coming back to the Sweet Baby. Easy to dial in just the right amount of light grind for my taste.
    But I still want to try a Timmy. And a Detroit Casket, ... it never ends does it?
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  6. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    I hear that. At the moment, my pedalboard dirt consists of a Nocturne Junior Barnyard and an Xotic BB pre. I've tried and moved on from the Joyo AC Tone and British Sound. Just got the American Sound this week, and so far I like it the best of the three. Had a love-hate relation with the Soul Food, also moved on. Mooer Blues Crab came and went in three weeks, as it offered nothing that couldn't be had from the two on my board.

    Despite all that, I'm also curious about the Joyo Sweet Baby. Someone on TGP said it reminded him alot of a Fulltone OCD. Would like to try that too. And a Ubangi Stomp.

    Apparently the Mosky Gold and Silver Horses are the latest fashionable craze in the sub $50 OD pedal market. Once more into the rabbit hole...

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  7. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    To my ears everything Marshall sounds fine.
    That`s why I own a bunch of amps that are more or less Marshall-based.

    My workhorses are these Reu o`Grande amps that work exceptionally good with my Gretsch guitars. One-channel affairs made in Germany by Reußenzehn (a long-running one-man-shop), handbuilt, minimalistic and tone to die for. Think of a stripped 100 watts Super-lead Plexi:

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  8. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Then,1977 Music Man HD130 2x10 combo. Great tone ,but a back breaker.

    Now,a Fender Princeton 65 reissue.I still prefer the trem on the MM.

    Would love a Vox and a Marshall ,but have no room ,and i haven't gigged in several years ,so there's not much point.

    I'm happy enough with the Fender,even though it's still too loud for home use.
  9. TeeDub

    TeeDub Synchromatic

    Jun 21, 2011
  10. Lindo

    Lindo Electromatic

    Mar 10, 2019
    Carr Slant 6v head with Carr 2x12
    Bogner Duende 30w 1x12 combo

    Both modern takes on Fender Deluxe circuits.

    Main pedals are: Crybaby; Carbon Copy; Les Lius; Catalinbread 55; Script Phase 90; Keeley tremolo; a tuner and a loop.
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  11. Pop1655

    Pop1655 Gretschie

    Feb 9, 2019
    Texas Hill Country
    I’m one of “those guys”. :)

  12. Pine Apple Slim

    Pine Apple Slim Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2011
    North Alabama
    I have a Moskey MM Silver. I think it’s my #2. I have Joyo AC Tone I like, but only if I want to sound Voxy.
    The Xotic BB pre, do you run it in front of the Jr or after?
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  13. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    Yes I do, although I rarely have them on at the same time.

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  14. Pine Apple Slim

    Pine Apple Slim Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2011
    North Alabama
    Gotcha. I wish the El Pescadoro had an insert loop like the Mystery Brain. That’s a really nice feature.
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  15. buchon2111

    buchon2111 Gretschie

    Mar 26, 2016
    Way down in the boondocks
    I gig with a Peavey Classic 50. It is fantastic. I need the headway because I prefer a clean, bell-like sound from my amplifier, and I can play as clean and loud as needed. Also works great with Steel Guitar!
  16. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I have the QSC K10 and generally have things flat but with keys and some guitar I put the bass boost on. Is that your sub on top? I was considering a QSC sub but wonder how much it would really help. Thanks!
  17. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    The Jr Barnyard is great, I almost regretted it when the ElP came out but playing it with my BlueSky after is more than enough and the Jr is quite versatile and I was using the RC Booster in front at times but now with the MB Sometimes it is as well. Tavo was right about the Nailhead as well it sounds good in the MB Loop, a loop on the ElP might be quite useful. I wonder if that is a possibility in the future?
  18. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    I don't have the MB or Nailhead... The MB has its own fx loop?

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  19. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    I'm seriously considering their Dr J Shadow Echo for pedal board #3, check out some demo's.
  20. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Well I think any good tube amp is best with a Gretsch - or any other guitar too.
    Over the years I've been through most options.

    Started on Marshall Valvestate, have owned a Fender Twin and DDRI.
    Moved to Marshall JCM800.
    I've tried various digital modellers, plus various solid state Rolands, Line 6 and Fenders.

    I've borrowed, used and gigged with many Vox, Peaveys, Orange, Fenders and Marshalls.
    12 years go I moved to Mesa Boogie and am staying there.
    I currently own 2 very different Boogies that cover almost everything great for a versatile player.

    Everybody has different tastes and needs.
    I quickly found Gretsch and Mesa Boogie is a match made in heaven that suits me perfectly.

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