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Watch the Gaslight Anthem Play ‘Rollin and Tumblin’ at Reading Fest


The Gaslight AnthemThe Gaslight Anthem recently brought their rollicking live show to the annual Reading Festival in Reading, England.

The New Jersey rockers got to man the Main Stage, unleashing a set that included hits from their entire catalog, one of which was “Rollin’ and Tumblin’” from 2014′s Get Hurt.

During that song, guitarist Ian Perkins was hard to miss with his bright Gretsch G6139T-CBDC Falcon Center-Block Double Cutaway, which added another rhythmic layer to the three-guitar attack.

Watch the Gaslight Anthem perform “Rollin’ and Tumblin’” from Reading Fest below.

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GretschTech: Center-Block Guitars


The coolest new guitars on the block are Gretsch’s new “center-block” models. Each distinctively designed instrument boasts “That Great Gretsch Sound” with a solid new sonic advantage in the form of a special spruce center-block design.

These new Gretsch guitars include the G6137TCB Panther Center-Block (pictured), and the G6139CB Falcon Center-Block Single-Cutaway and G6139T-CBDC Falcon Center-Block Double Cutaway models, with more to come. All are distinguished by classic pickups and special “thinline”-style bodies (1 ¾” deep, which is unusually thin for a Gretsch hollow-body guitar).

The most distinctive feature, however, is the interior solid spruce center block that runs the length of these thinner bodies. Its presence imparts a twofold sonic advantage.

First, the block’s mass and positioning inside the guitar makes the instrument especially “high-gain friendly.” In other words, whereas traditional Gretsch hollow-body guitar design never really lent itself to especially hot high-gain signals, the new center-block design does. The center block design delivers the best of both worlds, resulting in great Gretsch hollow-body character with joyously screaming high-gain pickup tone. (more…)

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