Modern Gretsch Guitars

Rearranged Gear in Home Office/Studio…

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...because during this down time, why not?

I hope it was OK to park this post here as it's all encompassing (Gretsch guitars, non-Gretsch guitars, amps, etc.).

I moved the amps together as I'll be working on some YouTube demos in the very near future. There is a NAD among the amps (stay tuned). The empty hanger is for one of my Mustangs that is being worked on by my guitar tech.

What does your home office/studio/mancave look like? What have you been doing during the social distancing downtime?

Left to Right - Fender Classic Series '50s Stratocaster with Fender Pure Vintage '59 pickups (surf green), Fender American Vintage ’65 Stratocaster (shoreline gold), Fender American Reissue ’62 Stratocaster (with Fender AV '65 neck and Fender Pure Vintage '59 pickups (sherwood green), Fender FSR Limited Edition American Vintage ’52 Telecaster – Roasted Ash with Armadillo Dome Style Brass Knobs, Brass Control Plate, Brass Neck Plate, and Brass Telecaster Barrel Knob for Pickup Selector Switch, Fender Standard Telecaster with Seymour Duncan Broadcaster pickups (surf green), Fender Player Telecaster HH with Genuine Fender 51 Style Fat U-shaped maple neck (tidepool blue), Gretsch G6128T-53 Vintage Select ’53 Duo Jet (black), Gretsch FSR G5135 CVT Electromatic with TV Jones T-90 pickups (vintage white), Gretsch Astro Jet a.k.a. Astro Sonic, a Custom Surf build with a '68 Gretsch Astro Jet body, TV Jones T-Armond pickups, and a Mastery Bridge & Tremolo system (sonic blue), Gretsch G2622T-P90 Limited Edition Streamliner (gunmetal), Gretsch G6120BS Nashville Hollow Body (blueburst), and Gretsch G6196T-59 Vintage Select ’59 Country Club (cadillac green)

Left to Right - Fender American Original ‘60s Precision Bass (olympic white), Fender ’57 Reissue Precision Bass (refin daphne blue), Fender American Standard Jazz Bass (olympic white), '66 Mosrite The Ventures bass (olympic white - previous owner removed headstock decal), Danelectro 56 U2 Reissue (coral pink), '65 Fender Mustang (blue sparkle), '66 Fender Mustang (blue), Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster with Fender Pure Vintage '65 pickups (refin shell pink), '63 Fender Jazzmaster (refin candy apple red by previous owner), Fender Johnny Marr Jaguar with Fender Pure Vintage '65 pickups (refin fiesta red), '63 Fender Jaguar (refin olympic white by previous owner).

Amps - Fender Super Bassman, (front) Allen Encore, '62 Fender Bassman, (back) '60 Fender Vibrasonic and '64 Fender Reverb Unit (with Comic Book Guy), '63/64 Fender Princeton and Nocturne '63 F-Bomb Reverb Unit, '63 Fender Reverb Unit

Current Guitar Pedals: Fender Mirror Image Delay, Fender The Pelt Fuzz, Fender Santa Ana Overdrive, Fender Pugilist Distortion, and Boss Chromatic Tuner TU-3

Current Bass pedals: Electro-Harmonix Bass Big Muff, Wampler The Low Blow Bass, Boss Bass Equalizer GEB-7, and Boss Chromatic Tuner TU-3

The rest of the home office/studio, with orthopedic dog beds and recliner for chilling out to play pc and PS4 games...

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Nice thing about doing a project like this is that you find things you thought were lost.

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I won't lie - there was a lot of purging of unnecessary stuff. Best improvement is now it's so much easier to get rid of dust!

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Nice! I've been telling myself to do this for a year. I guess I'm next.

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Nice job, Steve. How is Shannon doing?

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She’s doing well, thanks - after Friday, she’ll have four more chemo sessions (1 per week). Then we hope and pray that her cancer is eradicated and she will be in remission.

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Nice rework. Tell Shannon we're still praying for her.

Best to ya, Steve.

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Nice collection! At 5 amps, 2 basses, and 4 guitars -- I can't compete.

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Thanks, DCBirdMan! It's all good - I'm fortunate to have an extremely forgiving wife (and that I had a lot of gear before I married her!). I've cut back severely last year and this year in regards to buying gear. I'm mostly selling gear when feasible.

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I'd love a room like that, but anytime I leave guitars out of their cases for more'n a couple of days, I need to spend a considerable amount of time dusting them before I can play 'em!

Tell me what your secret dust-repellant mojo is? I'd really like to be able to hang my (somewhat smaller) collection like that.

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Swiffer! Fast dusting. Truth be told, with 5 dogs, we do our darndest to keep the house dust/hair-free, but it's an ongoing battle. We have the largest air filtration machine that helps a lot, too.

This is my most vulnerable time for spring allergies and I'm super sensitive to dust. I've discovered the baseboard heater that was installed in the office by the previous owners is better left off since it seems to poke up the dust when I'm at my desk, causing sneezing fits (like, 10 sneezes per fit). We do vacuum on top and inside the baseboard weekly - it just gathers that much dust in a week.

I had our heating/furnace folks install a proper vent to allow in heat/AC this year. It should bring much needed relief this summer when wanting to have an amp on while my pc is also running.


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