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comment by thenewgreen

Yes, I used it in the only guitar part which as you suggested is at the end. I like the guitar but it doesn’t hold tune very long. Every time I go to play it it’s out of tune.





b_b  ·  232 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Probably partly adjusting to the new climate its in. But also the tuning machines they put in the Japanese made Gretsch guitars are pieces of shit. I haven't changed mine, but like once a week, I tell myself I'm going to.

But I did purchase that black Strat :D My wife was pretty pissed when it showed up, but I said that I told her about it with enough sincerity that even I started to believe it.

thenewgreen  ·  231 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh man, I got in trouble for the Gretsch purchase too. But, what ya gonna do? Post a pic of the Strat. Congrats!!! Also, join in on the #hubskioriginalmusic posts, even if it's just you jamming over Dark Star.

b_b  ·  231 days ago  ·  link  ·  

What do people use for picture links these days?

thenewgreen  ·  231 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I have no idea. mk or kleinbl00 any tips? I'm still using imgur like some old fart.

b_b  ·  231 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Before

After

Still waiting on some white knobs, switch and pickup covers to replace the aged white.

steve  ·  231 days ago  ·  link  ·  

so... so.. hot. That's like.... guitar porn. go on wichyourbadeslf.

thenewgreen  ·  231 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That black pick guard really is a game changer aesthetically. It looks so much more badass. Also, props on the Abby Road t-shirt.

b_b  ·  231 days ago  ·  link  ·  

George was a strat man pretty often, as well :)

thenewgreen  ·  192 days ago  ·  link  ·  

How's that guitar? I'm not a super big fan of the Gretsch. I'll keep her, but she's not my favorite. The Fender Jazzmaster I have is just perfect. I feel like there is nothing it can't do. I'm going to to get some heavier gauge strings for the Gretsch. See if I can't get her to have a thicker sound.

When this whole pandemic thing blows over, I'd love to come over and play that Strat. Honest to god, I've never really played one.

b_b  ·  192 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's a shame. Sucks to be excited about something and then be disappointed. I pay d'addario 10's on my Gretsch. I like the tone a lot, but it plays sort of cheap (but it's a $500 guitar, so...).

As for the Strat, I don't want to be over dramatic, but it's changed my life. I'm more excited about music right now than I have been in probably 15 years. Even learning to record, but I'm, uh, not even close to being a novice yet. If you've never played a Strat before, this one will spoil you. It's beautiful, perfectly set up, and the satin finish on the neck makes it as playable as any guitar I've ever used. I don't have a hint of buyer's remorse.

I've never played a Jazzmaster, but I have played a Jag, which I'm still not entirely sure of the difference. Definitely looking forward to the day we can get together.

kleinbl00  ·  231 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Also still using imgur.

mk  ·  231 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, Imgur.

Maybe the next thing after chat is image hosting.