1 sascha 1 month ago Through the years and my ongoing fascination for Gretsch I played whatever I could and got some little insight. Still it so often happens that I notice things that make those guitars special. Sometimes in a great way, some other stuff just drives me crazy. This time:I've got a Gretsch hollow body at home that has original 50s DeArmonds in it. When I plugged it into my amp there - a Fender CS '57 Deluxe - I was blown away by the great sound. I gave it some hours and the magic is still there. Last night I took it to the rehearsal studio as a friend was interested in hearing and trying it. My main amp there is a SF Deluxe Reverb that sounds great with every guitar I own. But for some reason the DeArmonds didn't. The highs are rather harsh and glassy, the lows not as warm and fat as through the Tweed. I ask myself why. Is it that the scooped Dyna doesn't go well with a scooped amp? I started with a clean sound and then added some drive. Both the same. I notice the same when said friend plays his Duo Jet through either his Princeton or Twin Reverb but blamed it on the amps.Filtertrons don't do this that much.Have others experienced that, too? Is there a reason why it is so? Or should I simply swap the DeArmonds for P90s and get me some good money out of the sale? What do you think?