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How to improve on a Gretsch guitar

Postby Vidar Lund » Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:15 am

This is from the Gretsch Guitar web site. The guy´s name is Brian Thrasher - how about that? Anyway, he knows his job.
http://www.gretschguitars.com/resources/techtips.html
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Re: How to improve on a Gretsch guitar

Postby thenorm » Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:04 am

I'm not impressed.

He doesn't lock the strings at the tuning post as reccomended by most other sites.

This is especially important for Bigsby using folks.


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Re: How to improve on a Gretsch guitar

Postby Vidar Lund » Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:08 am

That´s because he uses a Sperzel locking device. It looks scary I admit.
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Re: How to improve on a Gretsch guitar

Postby thenorm » Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:49 am

The Spretzel's are on the blue guitar

The Bigsby demo is on a 6122-59 with the familiar big button tuner
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Re: How to improve on a Gretsch guitar

Postby Doug_H » Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:58 am

Oops! I guess the Gretsch amps aren't standard equipment in the Gretsch shop. Apparently, Fender is preferred.... lol!

I'm sorry, but the face hardware creeps me out. *shudder*
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Re: How to improve on a Gretsch guitar

Postby Paul Yandell » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:42 am

One of the best things to come down the pike for guitar is the Sta-Tune fine tuner and string lock, I've been using one for months now and I almost never have to tune if I do I use the fine tuner the vib stays in perfect tune, they aren't cheap but I think they are worth every penny, thanks paul
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Re: How to improve on a Gretsch guitar

Postby Vidar Lund » Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:11 pm

Doug, this is just for you. Enjoy!

http://www.gretschguitars.com/news/amps.html
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Re: How to improve on a Gretsch guitar

Postby Roger Pratt » Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:43 pm

I'll bet that guy was plain butt ugly before he grew the little rug under his lower lip, added the metal in his face and the tattoos all over his body.
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Re: How to improve on a Gretsch guitar

Postby Vidar Lund » Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:35 pm

The guitars are lovely though.
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Re: How to improve on a Gretsch guitar

Postby Mike Nye » Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:23 pm

thenorm wrote:I'm not impressed.

He doesn't lock the strings at the tuning post as reccomended by most other sites.

This is especially important for Bigsby using folks.


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Anyone who goes Koo Koo for Coco Puffs with any vibrato wanting to stay in tune needs a locking nut. An occasional dip (NOT a DIVE) is OK without one.
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