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Gretsch White Penguin reissue: opinions?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Geezerjohn, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Geezerjohn

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    Thinking about getting a Gretsch White Penguin reissue. Opinions?
     
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    Sweet axe.

    Since the Bow Wow Wow video, I always wanted a White Falcon, but the Penguin is nice too.
     
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    Why don’t you just get an original model?

    Oh I forgot, even Batman couldn’t afford an original Penguin!
     
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    I have a 2016 White Falcon with Filtertron pickups. Fantastic guitar. I assume a White Penguin would be also.
     
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    Holy price tag Batman!
     
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    @John M Do y’all play live with the Falcon? If so, any feedback issues?
     
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    Not live at high volume - so feedback hasn't been an issue for me. My Falcon has the 59 trestle bracing that is supposed to reduce feedback. Ironically a lot of my playing now is with the FX III and FRFR speakers or headphones so I am actually using a Freqout pedal to get a limited feedback effect.
     
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    I love Gretsch Duo Jets. Filtertron or Dynasonic versions. I've tried an old White Penguin and it sounds like a duo jet. It is a really beautiful guitar. I've not tried the reissue White Penguin, but the reissue Duo Jets are great so it likely is also.
     

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