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Unread 08-29-2004, 09:11 PM   #1
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Question Ooh ooh, Another Question

Heh, yeah, after my paint question decidedly got me thinking whether or not I want to screw up a Strat....

I've been looking at a couple guitars as of late and really can't set my mind to one. One is the '62 American Vintage Strat I was so foolishly considering attacking with a paintbrush and sandpaper, the second is a SRV Strat I found for a very, very good price. And thirdly is a Gretsch Duo Jet G6128.....just because Gretsch is just plain cool. Sadly, the SRV is a really good deal, the '62 Strat is what I was originally considering, and the Gretsch is a bit pricey. What would you get (no, I'm not gonna go anywhere near something worth $1000 with a paintbrush...)? Or what would you suggest in that price range other than the aforementioned?

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Unread 08-29-2004, 09:16 PM   #2
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You have so many quality choices in that price range, it's not even funny. Mind narrowing it down a bit?
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Narrowing from the three? Or just in general (if in general....I guess if there's a personal favorite you have in that price range and you despise Fender like the Ugly Duckling, put that one in....sorta like a write in for president....not really)?
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Anything you'd prefer for guitars in that price range in general. Out of those three, I'd have to say it's a really tough decision between the Strats, for me.
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I would go with the SRV Strat. But for me it also would come down between the Strats.
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So we have some scores for the Strats. Any loyal Gretsch fans out there? Any...?
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A dean Hardtail ... fantastic guitars, made in the usa






Music Man Silhouette ... also made in the usa also great guitar ... I'm not sure what your looking for wood, hardware and electronics wise? and are you just looking for a new guitar? or one to paint?

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So we have some scores for the Strats. Any loyal Gretsch fans out there? Any...?
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You beat me to it...
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he's been "away" all night so you'll have to wait awhile...


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What is this "gas" terminology? I don't understand the phenomenon
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What is this "gas" terminology? I don't understand the phenomenon
Gear Acquisition Syndrome.
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Or "Guitar Acquisition Syndrome".

And if aiwahead is gone for a while, then we're gonna have to wait for the leading Gretsch authority on CGR to come back.
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Those guitars are all very different. I would recommend you try them out each before you buy one of them if you haven't already. The Gretsch is a completely different animal. The two strats feel totally different. If you like the vintage feel with small frets and a rounder fingerboard radius (7.25") that's the '62 strat. The SRV has got a big C shaped neck profile tall frets and 12" flatter radius. It has to do with preference though. The '62 is designed to be vintage accurate - lacquer finish, vintage output pickups, etc. The SRV is more of a modern-vintage hybrid - vintage style overwound pickups, flat radius, poly finish, gold hardware, etc.

Personally, I would go with the SRV - but that's because I have a Fender CS '65 Relic (which I absolutely love) and the SRV feel is closer to that one. Plus, I'm a huge SRV fan too.
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AGH.. I lost the whole post =(

Time to retype.

Whats this about a Gretsch Junkie needed?

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And if aiwahead is gone for a while, then we're gonna have to wait for the leading Gretsch authority on CGR to come back.
And who would that be, Rainer? :P [Btw thanks for alerting me ^^;]

Anyways. A 6128 hmm? Well, you have a choice there even after narrowing it down to the Duo jet. There are now FOUR versions of JUST the duo jet. 52 reissue, 57 reissue, 62 reissue, and the "Custom" version with the *DROOLABLE* melita bridge.

Lets go by year.

6128 Streight up. 52 (or 53, Im not sure) reissue with filtertrons and a Mud Switch. I have to say this would probably be my choice, as the trons will offer you a nice range of tone from the snap of the maple top to a deep PAF-ish bluesy tone when you give her the full neck/deep on your switches..

6128T Same as above, just add a nice bigsby. Grovers though, you'll want to switch them out for some locking tuners for the bigsby. Better to just see below if you're intrested in a bigsby.

6128-57 Essentially just a 52 with some nice Dynasonics on her instead of the 'trons, Also loses the mudswitch for a master tone control knob. Also has the big 'alamo' block markers instead of the thumbnails that most have. Much snappier response obviously with those single-coils. Still chambered, of course. (Also available of course with a bigsby as the 6128T-57)

6128T-62 My personal favorite of the pures, this one's a double jet with larger chambers inside giving it an even snappier response, mud switch and bigsby (Though you can of course get one without the bigsby) Once again, grovers. You may want to change them out.

6128TSP Woohoo. A 57 reissue to the max.. Aged alamo markers (gold-ized :P ), correct B3C bigsby and a melita bridge (Much better setup. Less problems with the tuners than the normal reissue, dosent need the locking tuners.)

Now, my FAVORITE of all of the Jets is as follows.

6128TEE. Yes, thats right, the Elliot Easton signature model. As much as I dislike signature models, its the exact sort that I would ask Gretsch to make. Standard 6128 52' reissue body {arched maple laminate top, Semi-Hollow routed mahogany bottom} , Bigsby B7G with an adjustomatic bridge (Most 6128s have space controllers), A MAPLE 2 peice neck instead of the 1 peice mahogany (Provides more snap and sparkle, giving the guitar a great sound IMHO) PLUS Sperzels already installed. Oh yeah, and the Mud Switch.



Hope this helps.. I havent deviated much into the Silver Jets (which are really just a different paint job) or other such Jets.. or into the True Birds [penguins. DROOL.].. hehe. That could leave me typing for days.
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