Meet & Greet

I’ll say “HOWDY”!

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Hey guys,

My name is Dustin. I have been a member here for a little over a year. I am much more of a casual browser and occasional looker and lurker than a poster. But, i have really enjoyed being a member, so I thought it was high time to say hello.

I am originally a bass player. And yes, the lust for a gretsch is out there. I have a 6120GA (my first electric) that I am hoping to sell or trade in order to get myself a bass. Anyway, that is who i am and hello to everyone!

Dustin

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Welcome to the family! :)

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Welcome to the addiction as well. The line forms to the left. :D 8-)

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Aahhhyeee....Howdy, right back atcha. If your in Louisiana we'd be neighbors. Big jazz festival goin' on in New Orleans. you gonna attend?

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Hey Dustin. Welcome to the GDP. I hope that, if you are like the rest of us, you enjoy the untold hours that you will end up spending here.

By the way, that is a great guitar for your first Gretsch. Go slow on dealing it, however. Those guitars were not all that plentiful and they are superb guitars. I have one myself and I consider it as one of my very favorite guitars. Just wait a little bit longer, save a bit more, and then get your favorite bass.

I also play bass, but I don't have much experience on a Gretsch bass. I saw a White Falcon bass at the NAMM Show which was very drool-worthy; I'm just now sure how it would sound plugged in. But, it sho' 'nuff looked the perfect part.

Here is my G6120GA.

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welcome to the GDP, Dustin. I see that that you live in the 71270 zip code. I used to live in that zip code several years ago. actually, it was in Ruston.

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A bid ole HOWDY to you Dustin from the beautiful Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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Hey Dustin!

Loved you in Tootsie.

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S rock. I live in ruston

– d_whitlock

S rock. I live in ruston

– d_whitlock

Cool !!! 8-)

does Nick Goff still have his guitar store where the old Haymaker"s Guitar Store used to be ? it seems like every time my family and I pass through Ruston, Nick has moved his guitar store again.

I lived in Ruston from 1975 - 1987. I worked at McKinney's Cycle before he got big and Richie was still in high school. I also worked at the locksmith shop just before I left to move back to Baton Rouge.

we'll have to meet up sometime when my family and I are passing through. Johnnie's Pizza is a must stop on our return trip back up to Minnesota. ;-)

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Haha yeah, Johnnys is the best. Nick actually just closed his shop up, I think for good. Strange to meet someone here who is from Ruston!

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Nice spot, Ruston. I used to come through there when seeing customers in Dallas and up in El Dorado.

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A big hello to Dustin in Ruston!

There are a couple of Gretsch heads over in Shreveport too. - Brent, I'll buy you some Johnny's pizza the next time I see you. I'm guessing you are a Sweep the Kitchen fan with no anchovies. Sound about right? - You do know that they now have a sweep the swamp? It has more cajun goodness on top than the regular sweep.

And Dustin, I used to skateboard in Farmerville. My nephews go to school at LaTech currently.

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Haha yeah, Johnnys is the best. Nick actually just closed his shop up, I think for good. Strange to meet someone here who is from Ruston!

– d_whitlock

Haha yeah, Johnnys is the best. Nick actually just closed his shop up, I think for good. Strange to meet someone here who is from Ruston!

– d_whitlock

Nick's closing up for good ? out of all the times that I've passed through Ruston, I've only caught him open once and that was the first time that I met him. did he say why he's shutting down for good ? I realize that he's probably one of the few that doesn't really have to work for a living. he and his family own most of the buildings in "downtown" Ruston. so, where is the next closest guitar store ? Monroe/West Monroe ?

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Nice spot, Ruston. I used to come through there when seeing customers in Dallas and up in El Dorado.

– Steve McCloud

Nice spot, Ruston. I used to come through there when seeing customers in Dallas and up in El Dorado.

– Nobody

when were you passing through ? we could have been there at the same time. 8-o :D although, I left in 1987.

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A big hello to Dustin in Ruston!

There are a couple of Gretsch heads over in Shreveport too. - Brent, I'll buy you some Johnny's pizza the next time I see you. I'm guessing you are a Sweep the Kitchen fan with no anchovies. Sound about right? - You do know that they now have a sweep the swamp? It has more cajun goodness on top than the regular sweep.

And Dustin, I used to skateboard in Farmerville. My nephews go to school at LaTech currently.

– Otterbean

A big hello to Dustin in Ruston!

There are a couple of Gretsch heads over in Shreveport too. - Brent, I'll buy you some Johnny's pizza the next time I see you. I'm guessing you are a Sweep the Kitchen fan with no anchovies. Sound about right? - You do know that they now have a sweep the swamp? It has more cajun goodness on top than the regular sweep.

And Dustin, I used to skateboard in Farmerville. My nephews go to school at LaTech currently.

– otterbean

Curtis, I'm more of a muffalato fan. last year when we stopped at Johnnie's, I had a whole muffalato by myself. :D

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Howdy Dustin! Welcome to the GDP.

Dylan

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From one newbie to another - Hello

Tubs.

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Hi Dustin, welcome aboard!

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Howdy! I'm a noob and a bass player, too, though currently I'm bassless. That's OK, though. I can spend more time with my new 5120 While I save up for my new Rickenbacker 4003. If I had a bass on hand, I'd be neglecting my guitar duties anyway.

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S. Rock- I'll have to pick up some of that olive salad mix for you the next time I am in New Orleans. That is the big secret to making a great muffaletta. Central Grocery in New Orleans makes the good stuff. I am fairly certain that is what is used to dress up the muffaletta at Johnny's.

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By the way Dustin. Where did you pick up that 6120 GA?


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