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  • Gretsch G5135-CVT Corvette Demo...

    Jerry, you may not get this one back!


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    • #3
      Nice playing. Very Pink Floydy. I assume you like the guitar?

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      • #4
        Effing sweet playing, Brotha! You've got GAS, huh?
        Great transactions with:

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        • #5
          Originally posted by beneharris View Post
          Nice playing. Very Pink Floydy. I assume you like the guitar?
          I am really digging this guitar! I may get one of the red ones, though. I'd like to see the mahogany!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by cosmic_ape View Post
            I am really digging this guitar! I may get one of the red ones, though. I'd like to see the mahogany!
            Ah, so that one was a demo? Yeah, I like the red one more, too. I like seeing the wood grain.

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            • #7
              Thanks for the demo!!! These guitars intrigue me.

              It's hard for me to tell over my speakers, but how does it compare to something like an SG or a Les Paul in terms of tone? Is it possible to get a good thick Cream-y tone from the neck, good crinkle on the bridge? Or does it sound more jangly?
              Ch Willie

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              • #8
                I am trying to get a hold to a SG to do a direct comparison. As for aesthetics and fit, it is on SG territory. Sound wise, I've read they are compared to Rics. Not too sure about that.

                I happen to prefer these Mega Tron pickups, though. I think they add a little extra sparkle, chime if you will, to the tone. Especially when playing with overdrive. Listen to the demo part around 3:30, when I start playing chords with distortion. There is a little extra note definition present. If you've played a neck humbucker on a Gibson, you know most of them are mud city! Then I learned these pickups are only available on this model. It's got something to do with this guitar being a solid body, unlike most Gretsch models.

                Reading about it, the Mega Tron is a hot wound Filtertron. So, you get a little bit of that jangle, but also a little bit of humbucker there. I have only played a Gretsch with Filtertrons once, so I will not venture to compare them. It's been too long.

                I assume the SG will sound a little different than the CVT. The SG may have more punch, but the CVT will be clearer. Maybe.

                I can directly compare it to a LP tomorrow. Stay tuned!

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                • #9
                  Wow, thanks for the review. Now I'm really interested in these guitars. I've been to Jerry's site and looked at them quite a few times. Just can't buy right now.
                  Ch Willie

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                  • #10
                    Layaway is your friend, my man!

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                    • #11
                      I would, but I've got a bigger boner for a Gibson 335 or a Les Paul 59 reissue. I'm fooling myself that I can get those tones from anything "lesser." Also, it's a matter of what I grew up seeing and hearing. I'm leaning toward the 335 because it's so versatile. Yes, I know Gibson isn't the greatest any longer, but the heart wants what the heart wants...
                      Ch Willie

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ch willie View Post
                        I would, but I've got a bigger boner for a Gibson 335 or a Les Paul 59 reissue. I'm fooling myself that I can get those tones from anything "lesser." Also, it's a matter of what I grew up seeing and hearing. I'm leaning toward the 335 because it's so versatile. Yes, I know Gibson isn't the greatest any longer, but the heart wants what the heart wants...
                        The Japanese Tokai 335's are pretty nice looking and much cheaper.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ch willie View Post
                          I would, but I've got a bigger boner for a Gibson 335 or a Les Paul 59 reissue. I'm fooling myself that I can get those tones from anything "lesser." Also, it's a matter of what I grew up seeing and hearing. I'm leaning toward the 335 because it's so versatile. Yes, I know Gibson isn't the greatest any longer, but the heart wants what the heart wants...
                          If you're gonna spend that kind of dough on a 335, I'd suggest you check out a Collings I-35LC! I've played one before. It's on my list!

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