I'm not much of a bass player, but I have a 5440LSB and I break it out from time to time when the house is empty and I play away just to reboot my mind. I was a tuba/sousaphone player back in the high school marching band and feel badly that let exploring those lower registers in my life slip. My goal as a wannabe bass player is to be competent enough to play with my friend who is such a better guitar player than I that it's better to get out of his way. The 5440 is resonant enough to practice without plugging in, but there's no comparison with plugging in and feeling the vibrations. The head and cabinet pictured below are a gift from my friend who was scaling back his bass herd in order to concentrate on his guitars. Lucky me.I’m both a guitarist and bassist. I have several Gretsch guitars and a GreTsch Jr Jet II Bass. Why don’t I see any bass threads? I’ll say this my Jet is an amazing bass! Worth far more than the price charged! New bass will be the G5440LSB!
There has never been much traffic for basses in this forum.
I put it down to Gretsch's lack of imagination when it comes to basses, they tend to just 'bassify' a current model and call it good.
I haven't liked one of their basses since the Committee, which in itself is a bass version of the 6 string.
Does that one neckdive? Looks like it should.I'm a bass player in the sense that I own a bass guitar and played Tuba from 5th Grade to Sophomore year in College. Yeah, Gretsch's offerings for basses aren't that inspired. I mean, if I had the cash and stuff, I'd totally buy the White Falcon Bass. That thing is gorgeous.
I got a BCRich Mockingbird Heritage Classic. Its awesome. Its a long scale and sort of difficult to play. But i love it.
Yeah. Somewhat. But I got a decent strap so it minimizes it a little. Plus, it doesn't neckdive while I'm playing it. hehe. Only problem I have is that its 34" long scale and its difficult to stretch the fingers out that much.Does that one neckdive? Looks like it should.