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Ibanez Artcore w. Phat Cats 2 20.00%
Gretsch Electromatic (standard) 7 70.00%
Two very diff. tones, get Phat Cats & Gretsch 1 10.00%
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Old 07.03.06, 4:13 AM
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Question Gretsch ElectroMatic vs. Ibanez Artcore

Dear friends and fellow geeks . . .

. . . here is a money question !


I have this Ibanez Artcore full-hollow, and want to put some SD Phat Cats on it .

BUT, on the other hand, i have seriousy GAS for this entry-level Gretsch !!!

Big price differance, i know.
Does anyone know how the two tones will/can differ ?
The standard Gretch vs. Artcore with Phatcats.

* Music = Rockabilly, but more Sphycobilly - think Reverend Horton Heat.


Comments very welcome !

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in my (admittedly limited) experience with those two types of guitars the artcores definitely seem to me to be a much more sturdy, well built guitar. but that being said, the grersch looks waaaaay cooler!
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If you put SD Phat Cats in the Ibanez it'll sound more like an ES-175/295 than anything else. It won't sound like a hollow-body Gretsch with DeArmonds. For psychobilly, though, the Ibanez with Phat Cats should be fine. I'd add a Bigsby B-3 or B-30, though.

FWIW the Gretsch Electromatic hollow-bodies are very hit 'n miss IMO. Definately a play before you buy guitar. You already have the Artcore, though, so you know what a good/great guitar it is.
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Those Gretsch's are really nice. I've played 3 of them at the local guitar center, and have loved everyone. I now wish I had bought the red one they had there. (Man, that is at least the 10th guitar I almost bought, but didn't, and now regret it.)
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I think you can't go wrong either way.
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I'd try the pickup swap first. The Ibanez is supposed to be a well made guitar and if it plays well then you may as well make it sound better too
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the artcores are scores cheaper. and even with a pickup swap it'd still be cheaper. they're also very solid guitars.

that said, i prefer the gretsch electromatic in sound. those dearmond pickups are really good.
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Can any one tell me what those Gretsch pu's sound like.

Clean and highly overdriven . . .



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If you want a hollowbody that has that classic Gretsch sound then you will want TV Jones' TV'Tron pickups. Drop some TV'Trons, put a Bigsby on it, and your Ibanez will be a great guitar for what you want.

http://www.tvjones.com/pickups.htm

FWIW I would go the Ibanez (w/TV'Trons and Bigsby) route if I was looking for that classic Gretsch sound but wasn't going to spend the money for either a vintage or MIJ reissue Gretsch.
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