1 vespa1 1 year ago Hi, I've been lurking here for a long time. I love the gear shots and have benefitted from the wealth of Gretsch knowledge here on this forum. I see that my ol' pal Bobby Rivera posts here from time to time, so I thought that I'd jump in. I am a huge rockabilly, country, r&b, and blues fan, and a Gretsch fan as well. I used to have a 6120w1957, but I had to sell it a couple of years ago when I was laid off. That was a fantastic guitar, and I wish that I still had it. I have recently picked up a couple of new Gretschs. A Silver Jet and a 5125. Truth be told I didn't really need the 5125, but it was pretty hacked up (but playable) and I got a screamin' deal on it, so I got it for a mod platform. I had initially intended to change out the Dyna 2000s for some T Armonds or other similar pickup, but after a few gigs, I have decided to hold out. Yeah the neck pickup is a little muddy, but it sounds great for R&B. Both the 5125 and the Silver Jet have quicly become two of my favorites. After fooling around with Bobby's Atomic Brain a while back, I am considering getting one for myself. I got Fuzz Ray #30 from Tavo in October and he really does provide great service and quality merchandise, but you already know all of that. I am in a couple of bands, play out a few times a month usually. I also host Milwaukee's only Rockabilly/HonkyTonk/R&B/Roots radio program, the Chickenshack, on WMSE 91.7 fm every Friday morning from 9-noon CST. Any of you looking for airplay should message me and we can discuss how to get your music on WMSE. We also stream and archive. www.wmse.org here are some pics of some of my favorite gear.