#1
hey, im asking this for someone,
she said she tried a gretsch due jet guitar in teh store the other day..
she didnt get too much time on it but said it so comfortable, and amazing feeling, she just doesent know if it can handle heavier stuff, like Falconer, A7x, Nightwish, and also cleaner stuff like rhcp and things similar.

so, do you think she should get it?
btw if she would get it, that means her selling her ESP Horizon, which i dont know why she would do that since it fits those styles alot more imo...but she's fixed on the gretsch for some reason

any ideas?
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#2
The one with the DynaSonic single coils would hum real bad with high gain, but the one with the FilterTron humbuckers would work great for metal stuff: http://www.gretschguitars.com/gear/index.php?product=G6128&cat1=&cat2=&q=&st=1

A Power Jet would also be a good choice. It's basically a Duo Jet with PowerTron humbuckers: http://www.gretschguitars.com/gear/index.php?product=G6128TVP&cat1=&cat2=&q=&st=1
#3
Every guitar can "handle metal".
Maybe the pickups have lower output than the pickups of an ESP, but it shouldn't be a problem if she has an amp with enough gain or a distortion pedal.
If she really likes the feel of the Gretsch there is no reason why she should not buy it.
#4
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The one with the DynaSonic single coils would hum real bad with high gain, but the one with the FilterTron humbuckers would work great for metal stuff: http://www.gretschguitars.com/gear/index.php?product=G6128&cat1=&cat2=&q=&st=1

A Power Jet would also be a good choice. It's basically a Duo Jet with PowerTron humbuckers: http://www.gretschguitars.com/gear/index.php?product=G6128TVP&cat1=&cat2=&q=&st=1

Pretty much what this dude said. I don't know that I've ever seen Metal on a Jet (hell, I don't see a whole lot of Gretsch played by people under 40). Nice and distinct.

I would, however, tell her to give it some more testing before she gets it. If she's gonna be downtuning with it, that bridge might be a little iffy without a setup. For some reason, the White Penguin I played last month did not care for Open G tuning.I'd also make sure that it's one of the nicer Gretsches - their budget models have never impressed me.
#5
If she really likes the way the guitar plays she can always just buy it and then have the pickups replaced with something more suited to metal.
#6
it can definately handle metal (unless its the one with the single coils. that one might not sound so good)

that being said, its gonna sound alot different from the typical metal sound you hear nowadays because of the lower output pickups. depending on the amp, its very likely you will get a sound thats very similar to what Iommi has been getting for a while (he prefers lower gain pickups in order to get output stage distortion rather than pre-amp tube distortion), which would be pretty cool. however, super hi-gain is not going to sound great. mid-gain will sound awesome and her playing will probably benifit significantly from using less gain (you cant hide mistakes with a cleaner tone!)

i figure its worth a shot; its a chance at having a really cool and unique tone out of what is ultimately a much more versitile guitar than the esp!
#7
I've played a Duo Jet with pretty high gain. It played it pretty flawlessly. I enjoyed it. It was fun to hit the Bigsby with some pyrotechnics....