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LeftyMeister

Buckeye Country, USA

Motorcycles, Guitars, and Golf
Jul 16th, 2017 08:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

...on a Gretsch Streamliner. I've been wanting another semi-hollow since I sold my Heritage 535 (like an idiot). I tried an Epi Dot a few years ago but it was a tone turd.

I snagged the Gretsch for $400 ($20 in Paypal credit) + $45 shipping. It includes a case and strap ($800 total value).

In the reviews I've read, the Streamliner sounds more like a 335 than a traditional Gretsch but I'm okay with that.

Review to follow...

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Leftee
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VA

Jul 17th, 2017 06:04 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nice!

Peegoo
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Jul 17th, 2017 06:38 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The quality of the current-production MIC Electromatics is astoundingly good. You're gonna like it.

The most common complaint about these is the "mudbucker" pickups. These are a full size sorta-cosmetic-copy of a Filtertron pickup that usually are fairly dark sounding. I've heard some that do sound good, but most are pretty dismal. The good news is you have plenty of choices for standard-size replacements.

I've modded a few of these by making adapter plates and installing TV Jones FTs in 'em with really great results.

Here's one I did that's in my collection.

LeftyMeister

Buckeye Country, USA

Motorcycles, Guitars, and Golf
Jul 17th, 2017 02:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sweet guitar, Peegoo!

Mine should be here Wednesday. A review to follow...

LHW

Southwest Florida

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Jul 17th, 2017 02:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Oh wow! Congratulations, Rocky!!!

reverend mikey
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"Everywhere I look, I see guitars..."
Jul 17th, 2017 08:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

No reason why that shouldn't sound a bit like a 335 - what a nice looking guitar.

LeftyMeister

Buckeye Country, USA

Motorcycles, Guitars, and Golf
Jul 19th, 2017 08:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It arrived today and I was able to take it for a spin and then play it at church tonight. I'm really impressed. The workmanship is great and the setup needed no adjustments. I'm pleased that the neck is slightly wider than typical SHB's. I like that.

The tones are between a 335 and Gretsch and well-balanced. The neck pup could've been a little more woody for my tastes but it still sounds very...ummm...neckish.

This guitar is really a great find and the last piece missing from my collection.

Gretschen the Gretsch

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N of I-90, E of I-29

"Everywhere I look, I see guitars..."
Jul 20th, 2017 08:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Can't see you photo - don't know whether that's because I've abandoned my Photobucket account or you've not become a "paying member" for yours. (This is happening with more and more images on the internet - they're just not there anymore because Photobucket has locked them up.)

Thanks for the review... very tempting...although I surely don't need another semi-hollow!

Steve M
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Jul 20th, 2017 08:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I swear if I click on another link a find more photobucket nonsense I'm just going to stop looking.



LeftyMeister

Buckeye Country, USA

Motorcycles, Guitars, and Golf
Jul 20th, 2017 02:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Stupid Photobucket!!! Tell me another hosting site and I'll repost the pic. Someone posted one recently but I don't recall the site.

LeftyMeister

Buckeye Country, USA

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Jul 20th, 2017 06:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Let's try this...

Testing 1-2-3

Leftee
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Jul 21st, 2017 07:27 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nice!

Yeah, PB has totally jumped the shark.

Cal-Woody

USA/California

Why do I keep fixing things that work?
Jul 21st, 2017 07:57 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That is totally sweet! Did you order this from the U.K. site? Because I had looked at the state side offerings and couldn't even get close to the price mentioned there, especially with a case added.
Still a great looking guitar and would be perfect for a lot of the songs that we have added to our set list. Love the color and would need one that isn't backwards. Lol Darn Lefties!

LHW

Southwest Florida

Alone in my principles
Jul 21st, 2017 10:29 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

""Lol Darn Lefties!""


Hey now, watch it fella! :-)

LeftyMeister

Buckeye Country, USA

Motorcycles, Guitars, and Golf
Jul 21st, 2017 12:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks, all!

Cal, I bought it used on eBay. The guy bought it, played it a few times, and then decided guitar wasn't for him. Being a lefty, he marked it cheap to move it. :o)

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Jul 21st, 2017 03:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Being a lefty DOES have its perks!

LeftyMeister

Buckeye Country, USA

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Jul 21st, 2017 03:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Rarely, but on occasion! :o)

The one thing I need to fix are the on/off switches that they mislabeled as pots. This should be fun.

LeftyMeister

Buckeye Country, USA

Motorcycles, Guitars, and Golf
Jul 30th, 2017 08:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've gigged three times now with this guitar and it's extremely versatile. All three pup positions have a distinct sound. Both pups sound full and woody. It sounds great clean, with mild crunch, and with lead gains. It stays in tune very well even with significant bends.

I am extremely pleased that I snagged it.

Leftee
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Jul 31st, 2017 05:51 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Excellent outcome! Congrats!

reverend mikey
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N of I-90, E of I-29

"Everywhere I look, I see guitars..."
Jul 31st, 2017 09:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Very cool! I used my semi-hollow Yamaha SA1000 for worship music this past Sunday - got several comments after church on the music and my playing. That guitar just shines.

EDITED TO ADD: Relevant songs in our set: Soul On Fire, 10,000 Reasons, My Redeemer Lives (with a kickin' guitar solo!)

(This message was last edited by reverend mikey at 11:12 AM, Jul 31st, 2017)

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