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11-01-2008, 03:05 AM
Brand new Gretsch Silver Jet double cut '62 reissue, into an original '89 Trainwreck Express played clean from start to finish. All amp knobs on 1/2, full bright switch position, guitar backed way down to the edge of breakup. Guitar rewired to hybrid Gretsch/Gibson spec w/treble bleeds, still retaining tone switch and master volume. Reverb & delay added in post.
Hope you all like it.
11-01-2008, 03:25 AM
really nice. thanks for posting
11-01-2008, 06:45 AM
Great playing and tone! I really liked it:D
11-01-2008, 07:14 AM
Nice tones out of the Wreck and Gretsch.I really really loved the lick at 2:15. Your never seem to overplay and it sits in the pocket.Just perfect!!!!
11-01-2008, 07:38 AM
Great song and playing.. I listened twice. THANKS! ERic
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11-01-2008, 09:30 AM
Thanks for sharing your new guitar with us! Nice playing on this tune. I am still enjoying the CD and lovin it. If anyone wants to hear Glen using an original Trainwreck to the full go here:
The CD is a great deal and especially for "tone hounds"!
I am in no way affiliated or related to Glen, other then appreciating and loving his guitar music. I did not even know of him until I joined tgp a few months ago.
11-01-2008, 09:51 AM
11-01-2008, 10:15 AM
Great work Glen. Nice chimey tone, great playing and really cool song.
11-01-2008, 11:40 AM
Awesome tone. Nice Gretsch too....reminds me of my old '64.
11-02-2008, 09:56 AM
Wow - I've got one of those Gretsch's but I can't make it sound that good. Nice tone. Better playing.
11-02-2008, 05:31 PM
i watched all your youtube vids just now.
wow, this is inspiring.
i think it's about time i took some lessons and learn what i can.
11-02-2008, 06:41 PM
As always...nicely done.
11-02-2008, 08:49 PM
11-10-2008, 11:32 AM
11-10-2008, 04:26 PM
Glen, put your CD up on Itunes. I want it. NOW
11-10-2008, 05:21 PM
That sounded really, really nice. Everything about it.
11-10-2008, 11:10 PM
Glen, put your CD up on Itunes. I want it. NOW
I need to do that asap! Thanks for reminding me...
11-11-2008, 01:56 AM
GREAT Tone & Playing!
02-23-2009, 01:50 PM
Thanks. It was cool to put up a Youtube clip with the amp played totally clean, since all the focus on these is usually on the overdriven tones. With a Trainwreck amp for clean tones you basically back your guitar way down, and approach the guitar knobs as your "gain" controls. As opposed to keeping you guitar wide open and backing the amp down which usually doesn't work nearly as well with these amps or most clones of them.
02-23-2009, 02:24 PM
Awesome as usual!
02-23-2009, 03:44 PM
You are a tonemeister sir! I love your playing and choice of notes. The arpegiated harmonics run was beautiful. The Gretsch actually has a little stratiness to the tone, but rouder and not as fast on the attack.
02-23-2009, 04:30 PM
I appreciate it!
I should also mention I was using a THD Hotplate in this video set about -12db if I recall correctly. Not because I was pushing the amp into overdrive, but to simply reduce the volume in the room so I could more easily hear my inner ear monitors.
I agree the double cut Jet is somewhat Fendery sounding. As a bonus the pickups are humbucking even though they sound somewhat like single coils. On my CD I played most of this tune on a round neck Dobro, but it's fun to play on the Gretsch too.
I originally had some tuning issues with the bigsby, but some double sided tape under the bridge feet did wonders. Just for fun last year I filled in with an ACDC tribute band using this guitar though my '68 Marshall Superbass 100. I could make it through an entire 90 minute show without a single retune once I got the bridge stuck down.
Very nice, Glen!
Great composition, and playing to match.
I wrote an acoustic tune (12 string acoustic tuned to open E) entitled
"Riding to White Sands" a few years back. Something about New Mexico captures me.
I love the SouthWest, and you nailed a great vibe with this one!
I also have a new Gretsch 6128T that makes me smile.
Play on, brother!
02-28-2009, 12:21 PM
I had never been to "New Mexico" until just last year, and for years the drummer and I simply refered to that recording as "The Dobro Tune". When I eventually named the tune I had a vision of how I thought the place looked and felt. When I actually went there last year (on a couple of Eddy Raven gigs I played out there) it was like, wow it really is the way I pictured! Originally on my CD the song starts with a Strat for the picked rhythm work, and the slide dobro comes in. However on the CD the dobro continues and does ALL the lead work which actually sounds pretty nice.
I do like it on the Gretsch though too. It's a nice guitar for something totally different. I did some wiring mods to it, both treble bleed caps with small resistors too. I also reversed the signal ins/outs on the pots which also helped to minimize any tone changes when working the knobs, and in some ways it's now wired more like a Gibson. Stock these things totally turn to mud when you back off the volumes. I'm still using the stock pickups and pots though, and still have the master volume and tone switch hooked up.
02-28-2009, 12:49 PM
this may be my favorite of all your videos. don't get me wrong, the bursts is just amazing. but this song i think is just great.
02-28-2009, 12:55 PM
I've driven across country a couple times and live in SoCal for 14 years.
Something about the Southwest feels like home to me. I would love to visit New Mexico.
Unfortunately for now I'm stuck in the Midwest.
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