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Old 11-25-2005, 09:37 PM
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My first thought on that recent ebay auction was that there was something fishy about it. The last time I checked, you could still buy a USA reverend for cheaper than this one went for.

My second thought, of course, was that I have two SSC's and maybe now is the time for one of them to go to the 'bay...
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Old 11-26-2005, 07:58 AM
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That price was ridiculous. I would much rather buy a new one. Possible that the person wanted a maple neck or that finish badly but something seems either fishy or not smart. Maybe it's just me. I don't think we'll be seeing a lot going for these prices, at least until the US models are truly discontinued.

Regarding collectibility, mine are for playing, so unfortunately they are not going to be mint 20 years down the road.
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Old 11-26-2005, 10:33 AM
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Makes me sorry I recently sold my fireball red SS, though.

P.S. Revs in Israel?! Way to go, Joe!

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Old 11-27-2005, 12:20 PM
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Jon - I know what you mean. I feel kinda bad over selling the Spy and Rocco off on ebay. I was really shocked to see how that auction went down. I'd say it was a little pricey, but then I think how much buying a new US model would cost and it's really about even. I spent $1034 on my Wolfman back in February...hind site and such, that was more than I would like to have spent - but it is a great guitar. We'll have to stay tuned to the second hand market on the elusive US made models.

Hopefully over the years, the US made models will get some mention in one of those huge Costco guitar books - and more than a quick paragraph!

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Old 11-27-2005, 01:26 PM
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I have to admit that I see my eventual Flatroc as a sort of "entry drug" to Gretsch-land. I've just never found a Gretsch I really bonded with (although I've admittedly avoided the super-pricey instruments.)
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Old 11-27-2005, 01:38 PM
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The Flatroc I played at the Philly Guitar Show was a nice instrument in and of itself but certainly no Gretsch (feel, tone, or vibe).

With replacement TV Jones PUPs it might be but by then you're halfway towards an authentic Gretsch, you might as well be patient and keep saving.
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Old 11-27-2005, 02:31 PM
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The Flatroc I played at the Philly Guitar Show was a nice instrument in and of itself but certainly no Gretsch (feel, tone, or vibe).

With replacement TV Jones PUPs it might be but by then you're halfway towards an authentic Gretsch, you might as well be patient and keep saving.
I wouldn't expect it to be a Gretsch anymore than I'd expect a poppyseed bagel to be like heroin.

But, like I said, I've never owned a Gretsch type guitar and the comparably priced Gretsches just haven't done it for me. And I'm not sure I want one $1500+ worth, savings or not.
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Old 11-27-2005, 05:32 PM
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In that case, I'd say this. The Flatroc PUPs to me are not Gretsch-like. That would be the aspect to change. However, the Flatroc sounds excellent for itself, too, I really enjoyed the one I played, I think it sounded great.

Have I ever shown you my own Gretsch-alike: the infamous Jackie-Jet (with TV Jones Classics, of course):





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Old 11-27-2005, 05:55 PM
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on the used reverend price topic:

that gold hot rod ssc on the bay right now ought to be an interesting case study....

i am officially tempted to stray from my BEB calling.
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Old 11-27-2005, 05:57 PM
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Yah ... seen it. You are justifiably very proud of it.

I don't mind dropping some TV Jones Filtertrons in it ... I guessed that was a distinct possibility, anyway. Y'never know, I might put a TV-HT1 in the bridge & a TV Classic in the neck. Or -- gasp! -- keep it stock.
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Old 11-27-2005, 10:08 PM
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Hey bugeyes, that's my SSC with hotrod flames on the bay right now. I'd really like to hang on to it, but I bought a one-off Nocaster about a month ago to satisfy my most pathological obsession: the quest for the perfect tele. Selling a few guitars was part of my plan to fund this, and I've got to stick to it.
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Old 11-28-2005, 11:11 AM
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I'm thinking of putting some TV Jones pickups in my Wolfman. My only concern, not being a wiring person, would it be fairly easy to wire up the Bass Contour to the new pickups?

My new Gretsch has TV Jones pickups and I would love to get the Revtrons a little closer to the Gretsch tone.
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Old 11-28-2005, 11:36 AM
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Hey Mike, what new Gretsch did you get? I know this is a Reverend thread, but... do you have a pic?

And just to stay on topic, I found a 1X12 Reverend cabinet for a good price to go with my Goblin. I was going to get an EarCandy cabinet (and still might) but couldn't resist this. Now I just need to decide what speaker to try out in it. Fun.
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Old 11-28-2005, 05:17 PM
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Now I just need to decide what speaker to try out in it.
I have a Red Fang now in my Rev 1X12. You're welcome to stop by over the weekend and test drive it with the Gobbie.
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Old 11-28-2005, 05:46 PM
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that's a sharp guitar fred, and worth every penny of the $799.

of the three that are up there right now, i'd pick yours. (if i could get this bugeye chrome monkey off my back that is...)

good luck.
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