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Hey chaps, been away for a while, dealing with some significant life stuff. I need to do a bit of a gear cull to raise some funds to go towards (hopefully) being able to buy a house (so swaps are unlikely).

1) 1963 Gretsch 6117 Double Anniversary Sunburst:
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This would break my heart to let go of, but the 6120 in the first pic is just ever so slightly better for gigging so this is on the block. This 56 year old beauty has had a professional refret and a small patch of binding repair, and is in immaculate condition. It's currently sporting an aftermarket Bigsby, a Tru-Arc bridge and a TV Jones Classic Filtertron bridge pickup, but can easily be put back to it's completely original state below:
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The neck HiLo Tron pickup in particular sounds sublime, but it really benefits from having the TV Classic in the bridge position. A killer setup for the non-wiggle-stick crowd would be the current pickups with the original tailpiece, which gives it a steeper break angle over the bridge and a bit more sustain. It plays like a dream with a ridiculously slinky action for a full hollow body and has a satisfyingly chunky neck. Comes with original Gretsch case and skinny wee strap.
Pretty rare to find one of these in such good condition. I'm after offers in the $3,750 - $4000 range.
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2) 1960s (probably 1967) Japanese Mosrite Avenger (Firstman)
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These are highly respected and recommended by Mosrite aficionados- made in the Firstman factory in Japan in the late 1960s and given the stamp of approval by Semie Mosley (Mr Mosrite himself) as the official Japanese made Mosrite until the Japanese company went out of business in the early 1970s. Lovely neck- narrow nut but a pleasant handful and a much more user-friendly size than USA mosrites (which are bonkers skinny). The neck has been beautifully refretted and plays fast, like a Shelby Cobra. One of my favourite guitars to play Surf Rock on. The pickups are awesome- like the bastard love child of a Jazzmaster and a P-90 with a hint of tele snarl thrown in for good measure. Grunty but articulate. The trem is nice and smooth and holds tune really nicely, thanks to the roller bridge (aftermarket bridge made by Bob Shade of Hallmark- ex Mosrite employee). Comes with a hard case and 100 extra cool points. $1400.

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Pedals:

1) EHX Oceans 11 Reverb- apparently this has lots of great reverb sounds in it, but I’ve only used the spring setting (surprise surprise). $250
2) TC Electronic Flashback Mini - $120
3) Malekko 616 analog delay - awesome bucket brigade delay with switchable modulation. $150
4) Mooer Day Tripper - Vox Ac30 preamp In a teeny tiny pedal, with switchable cab sim. This sounds ridiculously good straight into a PA. Seriously. Basically brand new condition. $100
5) TC Electronoc Ditto Looper. Rad wee looper. I want to upgrade this to something a bit fuller featured. $100

Pedals are all in good nick, with Velcro (apart from the Day Tripper which has no Velcro and is basically brand new)
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Speakers

1) JBL D120F - ultimate 12” fender twang/chime speaker! Hugely efficient and rad sounding. $200

2) JBL E130 - 15” beast, affectionately known as The Death Star. Brutally efficient and sounds utterly amazeballs. $150

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I may also be selling the orange Gretsh (1967 6120 Nashville)

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bender wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:56 am
I may also be selling the orange Gretsh (1967 6120 Nashville)
Nooooo Ben don't sell the 6120 :(

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Pm'd.

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Dharmajester wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:08 am
bender wrote:
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I may also be selling the orange Gretsh (1967 6120 Nashville)
Nooooo Ben don't sell the 6120 :(
Hopefully won’t have to, but money is a necessary evil.

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I also have a Vox Adio which I barely use, and a Positive Grid Bias mini (which is fucking awesome just quietly) if there’s any interest.

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hamo wrote:
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Hope everything's OK man
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That Mosrite is cool af
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nice to hear from you Ben. I wouldn't like to see you sell that Gretsch either! that's a rad guitar!
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Cheers guys. I’ve had a rough few years, but I’m ok.

Brown Gretsch needs to go (can’t justify 2). Orange one will stay if I can manage it.

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