That Gretsch Sound got me...

Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by FiguredMaple, Apr 2, 2020.

  1. FiguredMaple

    FiguredMaple Newbie

    Apr 2, 2020
    Great Lakes
    Hello everyone! Just wanted to introduce myself.
    My name is Rob, married with a couple teenagers, and have been playing guitar and bass since I was a teenager.

    I love the sound of the bridge pickup on my Tele, and was looking for something with some more acoustic presence than my 335. So it came down to Rickenbacker and Gretsch, and I'm going with a Gretsch.

    The fun part will be trying to decide which Gretsch model will suit me best.

    Take care everyone!
  2. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    Welcome. There's a great group of folks that hang out here.

    Gretsch is a disease. You'll find out that it's hard to stop needing (wanting) just one.

    Best of luck deciding and welcome aboard.
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  3. sh4rkbyt3

    sh4rkbyt3 Gretschie

    Mar 8, 2019
    Elkton, MD
    Welcome FM. Good luck in your journey.

    Gretsch has so many great models to pick from it's hard to decide but you'll know when it's in your hands ;).

    I'm getting ready to work over a new Tele (my first soon). Can't wait.
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  4. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Going with the Gretsch , huh ....what took ya so long :p Welcome to the forum
  5. Beardog

    Beardog Country Gent

    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
    Welcome aboard!
  6. RG7X

    RG7X Synchromatic

    Nov 11, 2018
    Los Angeles
  7. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
  8. rob batz

    rob batz Country Gent

    Apr 17, 2014
    Bristol ct.
    U thinking hollow body ? Or a jet/ “solid” body model ??
  9. GlenP

    GlenP Country Gent

    Jul 23, 2019
    A Ric or a Gretsch, tough call, it comes down to neck preference for a lot of folks. Both will sound amazing. You did not mention if you are thinking 12-string. In any case, 6 or 12, Ric, Gretsch, or Tele, take a look at the JangleBox JBX, it is an amazing 2-stage combo: compressor/boost, treble boost, and a clean boost circuit. Your Tele will thank you, and either the Ric or Gretch 6 or 12 string will be happy with it as well. Come twang or chime.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2020
  10. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Howdy! Welcome to the asylum!
    That "Great Gretsch Sound" got all of us.
    It's all about the twang!

    Where in the Great Lakes are you? I grew up 20 miles East of Lake Michigan, and have family all around the Big Lakes.. Nothing like the Rust Belt.
  11. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, Rob!
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  12. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Welcome to G-T. Let the fun begin.
  13. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Welcome to Gretschville!
  14. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Ohhh boy. Buckle up. Gretsch isn’t a guitar, it’s a way of life.
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  15. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    Which Gretsch....Wow! You have a lot of choices from entry level to custom shop, from fully hollow to Jets, single coils to Humbuckers, modern styling to vintage styling, Bigsby or no Bigsby! In each of those previous categories you have a host of choices.

    Then after ya pick one you can just play it or start modifying it like some of us do. That is really the Gretsch sickness on steroids :eek:

    Have fun with the decision process. Sheltering in place is going to slow down trying them out, but the reality is it can be hard to find examples of some to try out.

  16. benjwri

    benjwri Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2011
    Central ON Can
    Welcome! Great Lakes covers a big area...I'm 2 blocks from the south shore of Georgian Bay.
  17. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, i wouldn't worry to much about what one to buy as you will end up with many, just like everyone else here.
  18. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Welcome to GT Rob!

    Rick or Gretsch,that is a tough call,i just went with both,but i bought a Gretsch first!
  19. JLD4133

    JLD4133 Country Gent

    May 10, 2011
    Mequon, WI
  20. NJDevil

    NJDevil Country Gent

    Jul 9, 2014
    Commack, NY
    Welcome and great forum as the members here are well-informed on not just all things Gretsch but also many things guitars and music.
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