The OFFICIAL "Gretsch Bass Owners Club"

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Daede, Jan 13, 2011.


  1. Daede

    Daede

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    Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
    Yeah, baby! You read it here, FIRST!

    Okay, let's get those Model numbers and/or pics ready! :hyper:

    I'll go first:

    Gretsch G5123B Limited Edition run for GC
    (If there's one of these in your local GC, go buy it right now:bassist:)
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    #1 is me :)

    Members:

    01) Daede
    02) carlos840
    03) Pilgrim
    04) Rob Martinez
    05) sleepwalker42
    06) SwansonEricJohn
    07) iamthebassman
    08) Mini
    09) rhino333
    10) S. Katz
    11) MysterMunky
    12) Boostedrex
    13) INtrotter
    14) johnk_10
  2. carlos840

    carlos840

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    Location:
    Down in the middle somewhere.
    Im in!

    Gretsch G6072 from 2006, made in Jpan, apparently it was the last one produced!
    Doesnt have the TV jones Pickups, wears d Addario chromes (those picks where taken before string change)

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  3. Daede

    Daede

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    Columbus, Ohio
    GORGEOUS! Member #2 goes to carlos840! Rock on :bassist:
  4. Daede

    Daede

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    Columbus, Ohio
    bump for posterity ;)
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  6. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

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    Jul 8, 2004
    Location:
    Fort Collins, Colorado
    Another GC Special 5123B, glorious orange as only Gretsch can do it!

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  7. BassGreaser

    BassGreaser

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    Aug 22, 2002
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    DAMN.. I had a Gretsch Thunderjet bass that I sold 6 months ago. I wish I kept that bass:bawl:
  8. Daede

    Daede

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    Dec 27, 2010
    Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
    Member #3 has a bass just like mine :D

    I'm thinking about selling my Geddy to buy another one, then trading my Squier to the fret shop to do a fretless conversion on it...
    What do you think, Pilgrim? How would this baby sound with some flats and cream line marker inlays?
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  9. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

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    Location:
    Fort Collins, Colorado
    I think flats would be perfect on it - mine is likely to get Labella Deep Talkin' flats.

    I like the frets. To me, Gretsch is a brand with a pretty traditional vibe, and that means frets. If you're REALLY driven to go fretless, I suppose cream or white plastic styrene would work well.

    But I'm not going to pull the frets on a Gretsch that's one of a few hundred at most. If you gotta do it, having a pro do it is the way to go. With the binding on that neck, you want a highly professional job.
  10. Daede

    Daede

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    Columbus, Ohio
    Oh, yeah. Luckily, we have a renowned luthier right here. The Fifth Avenue Fret Shop has done some great work for some pretty big names :) His prices are reasonable, and I personally really like the idea of taking one of a few hundred and making it one of a kind, especially since I plan to leave one unmodified :bassist:
  11. Rob Martinez

    Rob Martinez

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    Sep 14, 2005
    Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Gretsch Model no. 6119B, Broadkaster in orange! I LOVE this bass!
  12. Sleepwalker42

    Sleepwalker42

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    Dec 30, 2008
    Location:
    Chicago
    I'm in too with the GC limited edition 5123B :hyper:

    I couldn't pass, she was staring at me since I got in the store and with that price tag...

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  13. Daede

    Daede

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    Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
    Member #4 goes to Rob Martinez and his Broadkaster :)
  14. Daede

    Daede

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    Columbus, Ohio
    Member #5 is sleepwalker42 with another G5123B :)
  15. SwansonEricJohn

    SwansonEricJohn Supporting Member

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    Dec 29, 2010
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    OK sign me up! (Quick cellphone camera picture...)

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  16. Daede

    Daede

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    Columbus, Ohio
    Done deal! member #6 has yet another electromatic :)
  17. SwansonEricJohn

    SwansonEricJohn Supporting Member

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    Dec 29, 2010
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Maybe we'll be able to track every single Electromatic Bass ever made!
  18. s_mcsleazy

    s_mcsleazy

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    Nov 23, 2009
    Location:
    glasgow (on the 16 bus)
    dying of gas
  19. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass

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    Jul 8, 2009
    Location:
    Sacramento California
    I happened upon one of these new GC orange models this past weekend, and played it for a bit. Wow! That neck pickup provides some nice warm thick tone, but not dull or thuddy. I was impressed for a bass made in Korea at a $799 price point! Plus, the "mojo factor" of this bass is off the charts! Nice and light too!
  20. iamthebassman

    iamthebassman

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    Feb 24, 2004
    Location:
    Austin,Texas
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    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    Gretsch 6-string bass, modded for lefty w/righty stringing.
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  21. Daede

    Daede

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    Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
    Member #7 with the Jet Baritone :) :bassist::bassist:

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