"That great Gretsch sound!"

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  1. Taller

    Taller Silver Supporting Member

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    Yeah, that kid can play. I wouldn't guess it was a Gretsch just by the sound of it, either.
    The bassist was also impressive.
     
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    The kid is WAY NASTY.

    Sweet...

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    Wow three impressive musicans making a really impressive group.
     
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    Well, I would not qualify that has "that great Gretsch sound" but the guy can play.
    Not my cup of tea.
    In terms of sound I prefer the typical Gretsch sound like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq0sTOssg00
     
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    ^ Aw that's it there! The cowboy sound!
     
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    Yeah, that kind can play his ass off... and DID play his shoes off!

    If I hadn't seen him playing a Gretsch, I'd have guess it was a 335 type.
     
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    Very nice. I liked it so much I through it on my fb profile for props!
     
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    Everyone had great chops in that video. Reminds me when I played in an R & B and Soul band in the eighties and was the only white guy in the band. Learned more blues, disco, and soul during the time and the guys could really lay it down and groove very similar to that video. My precision and timing got far better too. The guys always had my back when we played in some clubs where "my kind" would usually not have been too welcomed. I was in it for the love of music and it was just a job hazard at the time...;) that experience taught me that music was a force that transcends all boundaries, says what words can't, and is a uniting force that compels men to get along when they wouldn't otherwise
     
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    That was my point: I was looking for videos that might showcase the versatility of Gretsch guitars, 'cause all I know about them is the rockabilly or 'cowboy' sound that you linked in your vid and the Beatle wannabe Gretsch videos.

    I think the fact that this kid is killing with some jazz tone speaks volumes to the versatility of these guitars and I wish I could find more examples of That Great Gretsch Sound that ISN'T rockabilly.
     
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    That kid is amazing!
     
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    hehehe THATS THE THING about the great Gretsch sound - it's super versatile.

    I luved the shoeless kid - definitely one of the great Gretsch sounds for me.
    I played a Gretsch Jet in a traditional jazz band for 2 yrs and everyone thought it sounded better than a 335 - warm & fat cleans.
    I've also played that same guitar in hard rock bands thru Mesa amps and it kills there too.
    It does great blues, pop, rockabilly and everything else in between with any amp.
    I've never played country on it and never will.
    The great Gretsch tone is VERSATILITY.

    Here's some examples :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prjVGQWNyE4 Chris Cheney with a White Falcon

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rdB9ng-saM Foo Fighters lead man with a Black Penguin

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZdcz1ALuBo Crowded House's Neil Finn with a Jet Firebird
     
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    great chops all around, but it sounds to me like the signal has been pretty processed to get that tone. it's been de-Gretsched. i don't really care for it at all, personally. just IMHO.
     
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    I very much agree with this post.
     
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    Almost makes me wish i bought a White Falcon double cut instead of a Fano JM6, almost :) I guess the White Falcon is just the next in line.

    Nice to see somebody on TGP post The Livning End, they're awesome! And the Foo's are always great.
     
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    Yet another example of the Great Gretsch Sound. First solo starts at 3:00

     
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    He can play for sure, but that kind of music is just not my thing.
     
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    Look for CSNY from the 70's, you will find a lotta big hollow body Gretsch's, last I heard they weren't Rock-a-Billy.

    Grungy :D
     
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    ^This!

    I have a Gretsch with TV Jones and I know it can do a lot of great sounds but, that guy is not getting that out of that guitar.
    But you can get a lot of examples around rock bands who use Gretsch and do not sound like that cowboy thing.




     

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