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Greetings from France

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Hi,

newly registered, from France. Here to get some priceless informations, and contribute if I can.

I own a 2016 black Power Jet for a few months. Wonderful guitar, how could I ignore Gretsch since I had my first guitar in 1993 ? !

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Welcome!

You only have one? That won't last long...

Where abouts in France do you live?

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Welcome to our addiction. Share some pic's if you have any.

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A sweet addiction ! I meant wonderful, not only beautiful. The first but hopefully not the last.

I'll try to make some good pics to show.

She is stock, but I am desperately looking for some replacement tuner buttons to those awful ones on the stock Gretsch-branded Gotoh SG360 locking tuners. Classic ovals (chrome) will fit better to a 50s guitar design. The tuners are really good, but the buttons suck. See the topic I started : http://gretschpages.com/for...

And I will mount a better Bigsby handle, the stock flat one is a bit cheap in the hand. A Duane Eddy, or vintage narrow, or vintage flat. Something sturdy, and stylish.

I live about 35 km west from Paris, 20 min from Versailles. The countryside, not far from Paris.

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Welcome!

Is Le Plan in Ris Orangis still around?

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Welcome to the nut house!

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Welcome to the Pages !

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Welcome!

Is Le Plan in Ris Orangis still around?

– tubwompus

Ha! I haven't been there for ages (moved to the UK from France 13 years ago), but that brings back memories.

To think that in a culturally conservative country such as France a city mayor actually accepted that a street would be named after Rory Gallagher still amazes me (not because it's Rory himself, but because France does not really celebrate pop culture / international stuff, usually).

Welcome to the group!

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Ha! I haven't been there for ages (moved to the UK from France 13 years ago), but that brings back memories.

To think that in a culturally conservative country such as France a city mayor actually accepted that a street would be named after Rory Gallagher still amazes me (not because it's Rory himself, but because France does not really celebrate pop culture / international stuff, usually).

Welcome to the group!

– Joss

Haha!

I played there in ‘05. Blew me away that there was a Rory Gallagher boulevard, too! Backstage dinner was the best duck I’ve ever had!

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Haha!

I played there in ‘05. Blew me away that there was a Rory Gallagher boulevard, too! Backstage dinner was the best duck I’ve ever had!

– tubwompus

Never been to Le Plan in Ris-Orangis, but from what I have seen on the Web :

  • among the scheduled artists in 2020 : Maceo Parker, Whishbone Ash... not too bad !

  • in 2014, Le Plan moved to a brand new building and is now a modern venue with all comfort and technical facilities... Maybe a bit colder than the old construction, but I guess it was needed to be compliant with safety regulations.

Link

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– Grütsch

Wow! Thank you for that!

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Welcome, and Please tell me you love bicycle racing.?


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