#1
I'm looking into buying a new guitar soon & I want it to be a hollowbody. I like the look of the Gretsch Electromatic. So here would be my questions:
1) Would this guitar be good as a slide guitar?
2) Can it hold drop C & other low tunings?
3) I will be using this for heavier music, what would be some other good pups to replace it with?
Heres the link for the guitar: http://www.music123.com/Gretsch-Guitars-G5120-Electromatic-Hollowbody-Electric-Guitar-513282-i1166376.Music123
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#2
A hollowbody used in most high gain situations will have alot of feedback.
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1) Would this guitar be good as a slide guitar?


Yes.

2) Can it hold drop C & other low tunings?


Anything with a tuner and a trussrod can.

3) I will be using this for heavier music, what would be some other good pups to replace it with?




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#4
Stacy- I know it has high gain.
Necrosis- Kudos on the Nugent picture, but pups?
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#5
A hollowbody for metal is not exactly a good idea. They generally are used in lower-gain music, like jazz, rockabilly, country, and softer stuff, the one exception being Ted Nugent, and he didn't play with a lot of gain i don't think. And being a full hollowbody, it'll feedback like crazy. If you want a Gretsch for metal, maybe look at a Pro Jet, Duo Jet, or a Corvette. At least those are solid body, and wont give you anywhere near the feedback of the full-hollow will.

EDIT: Tom Morello has a guitar more like an ES-335, if you mean his black and red two-tone guitar. It's not a full-hollow like the Gretsch you have picked out.
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#6
Well, the people I play with play quite a few different things. I got a non-modified American Fender Telecaster that I use for metal. Plus a music store in my town is going to have this guitar on sale within the next two months.
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#7
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Stacy- I know it has high gain.
Necrosis- Kudos on the Nugent picture, but pups?


Well, they're regular humbuckers with fancy covers, so whatever humbucker you want.
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#8
Yeah, but any good ideas for pups? The covers for the standard pups are chrome so I may be able to put the covers on whatever I want.
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#9
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Yeah, but any good ideas for pups? The covers for the standard pups are chrome so I may be able to put the covers on whatever I want.


Hmm...well, what kind of tone do you want?
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#10
I kind of want a aggressive yet bright kind of sound. Sorry I'm not really all that good at describing sounds.

I enjoy the WTF? looks when I play, I haven't played an actual venue just a few parties at friends houses, I usually use my Tele for the heavier stuff & my Schecter Hellraiser Sunset for the softer stuff. I like having the off tone, so it makes me want something fitting yet want it to be distinct & get me the look.
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#11
Well, a Gibson P-94 is advertised as a humbucker-sized Single-coil, I imagine it'd be brighter than your regular pickup. Otherwise I'd give the stock pickups a whirl, Gretsch's I've seen described as big, jangly hollow Fenders, so they should be bright.
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#12
Alright! Thanks Necrosis you're the sh!t.

Any idea for aggressive sounding pups that aren't active's? I have actives on my schecter I don't really plan on another guitar with them.
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#13
Try out the stock pickups first. They sound pretty good - and if you don't like them then +1 on the Gibson P-94.
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