Gretsch Streamliner, Schecter Tsh-1 & Firefly Ff338 Back To Back

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  1. Narsh

    Narsh Well-Known Member

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    Here you go fellas.

    All three back to back using the same patch on the axefx.

    Very different guitars, very different tone, and amazing feel of all 3. I will say, had I gotten the Firefly first, there may not have been a Gretsch or a Schecter TSH1 in my collection. ;)

     
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    Are those Surf 90's in the Schecter Narsh?

    I actually liked the sound of the Gretsch best, then the FF and then the Schecter. But do I get a vote? LOL
     
  3. Narsh

    Narsh Well-Known Member

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    No the Schecter has Schecter tubebuckers
     

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    LessPawl Well-Known Member Supporting Member+ Gold Supporting Member

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    Nicely done. I have a TSH-1 n red. It's a really nice guitar that I don't reach for nearly enough. Thanks for the vid, Narsh.
     
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    firefly
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    Yet more evidence that in the hands of someone who knows what they're doing, even the most humble guitar can sound great. Great vid, great playing. Thx
     
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  7. Narsh

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    Thanks guys...

    Each one has their place if you ask me. I find myself reaching more and more for the FF338 but its new and all. But they have their place.
    I really do enjoy the warmth of the Gretsch and I can get some nasty fuzz tones out of it with the right patch.

    The Schecter is an amazing guitar - very very versatile. But to me, Schecter is the Swiss army knife of guitar companies.
     
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    IMG_20190618_130410367.jpg

    I saw this guys vanity plate and had to get a pic from my truck...lol
     
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    They all sound REALLY good to my ears.

    I absolutely LOVE my TSH-1... it’s probably the best guitar I own... it’s a treat to get to hear one played by someone far more talented than myself ha ha.
     
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    Wow to say the firefly would beat out the other 2 is saying alot for firefly guitars.
     
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    I had that same model Jeep Liberty. Of all the Jeeps I've owned it's the one I miss the least.
     
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    All three sounded good - which I believe is a direct result of the top notch playing going on. I found myself enjoying the sound of the Schecter the most.
     
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    One thing to keep in mind is that these are very generic patches. I'll post something a bit more custom tonight.
     
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    @Narsh did you replace any parts on your Firefly? Several say the bridge is not good, same for the tuners. How were those items (and the rest of the stock parts) on your FF?
     
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    @Rokdog what is the cartridge so prominent in that photo?
     
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    The bridge I did replace because of the crazy buzz. Apparently its not poor quality its just using a cable tensioner in there. Definitely not a fan. The tuners on mine are fine. I have zero stability issues.
     
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    Like this comparison and have to say I really like the 338 tone best especially when you add some dirt.
    I may have been able to bend a v in the wire with a small needle nose but chose to toss my bridge like you did. I think I'm going to order a roller bridge though just because I really like them.
    I however like the stoptail, its not machined into the body of the bar its just flat and it makes it perfect for top wrapping. It eliminates the need to slide a used ball end on each string.
     
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    Got a FF338 a month ago, 89.00 on amazon after reward bucks... other than the finish, guitar plays effortlessly , pickup covers were not wax potted and squeal. The finish is perfect but it looks CSB not ice tea burst..IDK maybe its the same thing and i really dont like that.

    havent set it up, stk strings on it, broke hi e as mine really bends amazing stupid

    there is a facebook page for em...... 1k members and a lady knows the oversea supplier.. boatload of les paul p90 double cuts. single and double p90's and thinline tele's . looks like the agile sorta is almost here.. 338's wont be back on amazon till august... many other sellers want over 200..... think new they were 119? or close free shipping
     
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    I found the tones all fairly comperable. The big difference I noticed is how much louder the pick attack was on the FF. Is it much more acoustic than the others? Was it something else I was hearing?
    Is that feel part of why you like the 338 better?
     
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    The gretsch is the loudest acoustically. But it is a very full dark sound. The ff is loud but bright. It feels very alive so to speak.
     
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