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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by jklotz, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. jklotz

    jklotz Gretschie

    408
    Mar 24, 2013
    Atlanta
    Thanks guys, much appreciated!
     
  2. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    I enjoyed your playing on the video jklotz. The AS73 is a nice semi-hollow, and can be a nice platform for mods. I had a decent tremolo on mine, but went a different direction and put in Ibanez's Super 58 pickups for their clarity. I definitely preferred them to the ceramic pickups that were original. I like what you did with your mods, and I like the color a lot.
     
  3. Sonny Strimple

    Sonny Strimple Synchromatic

    Age:
    72
    720
    May 8, 2011
    Westernport, Maryland
    Looks Great - Sounds Great !
     
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  5. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Looks great. Sounds great.
    I never understood why they would use non functional adjustment screws on the PUs though.
     
  6. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Friend of Fred

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    Doesnt sound like a gretsch to me but its tasty and you can play that thing! right on.
     
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  7. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    48
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Sounds fantastic!
     
  8. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Just a cosmetic thing, they really are great pickups though. Probably the best thing GFS makes
     
  9. Drifter

    Drifter Gretschie

    121
    Dec 27, 2012
    New Jersey
    That was really nice to my ears. Great job and tone!
     
  10. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

    Age:
    58
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Sounded great , can I purchase just 1 ounce of you talent ?:)
     
  11. jklotz

    jklotz Gretschie

    408
    Mar 24, 2013
    Atlanta
    You guys are too kind. I don't feel like I have much natural talent. I'm just stubborn, and keep playing the stuff over and over until my hands stop trying to disagree with me. o_O
     
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  12. Mark W

    Mark W Country Gent

    Age:
    65
    Jun 6, 2008
    Central Florida
    Sweet. I love my Artcores. They have added block inlays on the AS73's for 2017. Nicely played!
     
  13. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    +1
    Good guitar, good playin and even on a Youtube video it didn't sound gretschy to me.
    I had an Epi Sheraton for yrs that is more similar to that Ibanez than a Getsch imo.
    No doubt the Ibanez is good for lots of things so enjoy :)
     
  14. WilburBufferson

    WilburBufferson Electromatic

    11
    Jan 23, 2017
    Canada
    Great playing and nice demo. That blue is dreamy. I just tried searching for one in that colour: you must have the only one in the world! :)
     
  15. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    59
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Not sure about that. The NYII sounds great. Their P90s are pretty darn good. Their 'Slick" Fullerton Lead Tele pickup is GREAT... I have a set of the Strat 63 pickups and they are really nice.
     
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  16. dilver

    dilver Country Gent

    Feb 16, 2009
    NJ
    Great playing and tone! what's that amp you're running through?
     
  17. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    Well done, man! Enjoyed that and the guitar looks great too, nice modding.
     
  18. jklotz

    jklotz Gretschie

    408
    Mar 24, 2013
    Atlanta
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  19. jklotz

    jklotz Gretschie

    408
    Mar 24, 2013
    Atlanta
    Thanks man! It's a Kemper running a profile for a blond bassman (from the rig exchange (free btw) posted by somebody who goes by Ranier)
     
  20. donvegas

    donvegas Electromatic

    23
    Feb 16, 2017
    los angeles
    very cool guitar and nice chops
     
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