Gretsch Garage Sale

Red Sparkle Jet on Reverb

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Daaa-rooool! And it’s scripty, too.

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If anybody's wondering what these play like, I can attest they're on a par with the Vintage Select with the 2" body, but without the V profile neck. I Put TArmonds in mine, and I'm really happy with it.

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It’s not working.

– Bob Howard

Said no guitar player ever.

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I have one and it is a fine player. It's my favorite of my three jets. It's also a looker!

What's not to like! I don't have a picture to share because I am on vacation and only brought three guitars with me, a Martin OM-28, my Electromatic Red Sparkle, and my Tennessee Rose!

Resistance is futile!

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Yeahman...but it's a shame to have to replace the pickups. Wish Gretsch had spec'ed it from the git-go with the premium stuff. Whatever it costs, the swap makes it like 300.00 more.

Gah.

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I wonder if it is as chambered as some of the Custom Shops and the BZ.

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I've asked the guy, but he refuses to drill discreetly into the back in various places to determine that. Not sure he's serious about selling.

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I've asked the guy, but he refuses to drill discreetly into the back in various places to determine that. Not sure he's serious about selling.

– Proteus

He should bring it in for an X-Ray.

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You could just get the bridge pickup rewound hotter and save $250.

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I was quite impressed with one of these when I played it at a Guitar Center a few years back. I plugged it into a Fender Vibrolux reissue and was really taken by that duo. I went back to buy the Red Sparkle Jet the next day but it was sold. It was that day that I started my search for a Dearmond equipped Gretsch.

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I play mine through my hot-rodded Princeton Reverb, and it's everything I'm looking for. I did struggle with the T-Armonds at first, as I only had a selection of tweed amps around, and the TAs with their mid-push sounded muddy through a mids heavy rig. Blackface sound suits the TAs really well, where the mid scoop and mid hump come together in a roar.

I had also fitted 1 meg pots all round, which really opes up the TArmonds.

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I play mine through my hot-rodded Princeton Reverb, and it's everything I'm looking for. I did struggle with the T-Armonds at first, as I only had a selection of tweed amps around, and the TAs with their mid-push sounded muddy through a mids heavy rig. Blackface sound suits the TAs really well, where the mid scoop and mid hump come together in a roar.

I had also fitted 1 meg pots all round, which really opes up the TArmonds.

– Uncle Daddy

I love playing my Gretsch 6120T '55VS through my Princeton Reverb clone that forum member Winnie built...

https://soundcloud.com/dani...


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