Virgin Gretsch owner from UK - with a few pics :)

Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by UKJB, Jan 11, 2021.

  1. UKJB

    UKJB Electromatic

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    Jan 11, 2021
    Derby UK
    Hello all :)

    Finally after far far too long I am a Gretsch owner !

    Sadly, its not a vintage model but I finally bit the bullet and took delivery of a new G5622T in Orange Satin - it had to be !

    I've always owned Fenders (well Squiers) but have always and i mean always wanted a Gretsch after seeing a certain Liverpudlian playing one and being a big Poison Ivy and the Cramps fan way back when I was a teenager. I also have a Squier Tele 50's Custom Vibe and a Taylor Big baby.

    I'm strictly an amateur and am in awe of some of the players here, but Greta has encouraged me to push my self and learn more complicated blues and rock n roll - I'm from what you would call an 'Indie' background but now just love good music whatever the category, so the greats - The Beatles, Dylan, Bowie, ACDC, Neil Young but also The Smiths (Johnny Marr is one of my fave guitarists) The Cure, The Cult, The Stone Roses and even Billy Bragg who is ultimately responsible for me buying my first guitar - bet not too many claim that :) cheers Billy !

    The guitar will probably stay stock but I've ordered a nice Gretsch strap and a tweed lead to complete the look ! I only have a Roland Cube Mini GX amp so will start saving my pennies to get something with a bit more oomph - although I'm already loving those tones !

    thanks if you made it so far !
     
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  2. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Congratulations and welcome to the forum friend
     
  3. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

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    Dec 14, 2015
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    Welcome & congrats on the new Gretsch!
     
  4. ALS57

    ALS57 Gretschie

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    Jun 17, 2019
    London
    Hello from London
     
  5. Back in Black

    Back in Black Gretschie

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    JB,

    Welcome!

    BIB.

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  6. Zeek

    Zeek Country Gent

    May 29, 2016
    Illinois USA
    Welcom and Gongrads .. Enjoy
     
  7. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

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    Welcome to GT ,and congrats on the new geet!
     
  8. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Congrats on the guitar and welcome to the forum.
     
  9. El Marin

    El Marin Gretschie

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    Oct 4, 2018
    Madrid, Spain, EU
    Hello mate!!

    Congrats!!
     
  10. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

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  11. Gregor

    Gregor Synchromatic

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    Oct 17, 2018
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Hello and welcome. Congrats on getting the Gretsch but be prepared, it could become addictive.
    Rock on!
     
  12. Highroller

    Highroller Synchromatic

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    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Congrats on the new Gretsch and welcome to the forum!

    Several big time Ivy fans here, you should fit right in. I also think you'll find that a big chunk of the Cramps catalog isn't too hard to play, assuming you got the barre chord thing down. Their cover of the old Sonics tune Strychnine wouldn't be a bad place to start!

    Enjoy!
     
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  13. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
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    Welcome to the forum, UKJB!
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  14. Runamok

    Runamok Synchromatic

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    Aug 25, 2017
    USA midwest
    Congratulations.
    Now that you have the guitar, women are sure to follow. :cool:
     
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  15. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Synchromatic

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    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Hello UKJB, welcome to GT. Glad to have you join us. Won't be long and you'll have more than Gretsch. Enjoy!
     
  16. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Welcome, UKJB, and congratulations on your new Gretsch!
     
  17. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Welcome to Gretschville!
     
  18. michelb

    michelb Synchromatic

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    Gratz on the gear and welcome. Pix if you have 'em? :) Show off that gear :D
     
  19. UKJB

    UKJB Electromatic

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    Jan 11, 2021
    Derby UK
    You asked for pics :)

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  20. michelb

    michelb Synchromatic

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    That faded orange is really nice. And it has the gold rings on there as it should be.
    Beautiful guitar, gratz
     
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