Why no GreTsch Bass threads???

Sid Nitzerglobin

Country Gent
Jun 8, 2015
3,867
fROMOHIO
I haven't liked one of their basses since the Committee, which in itself is a bass version of the 6 string.
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Ooooh, I might be in trouble if I ever ran into one of those....

The Club Jet ones have seemed pretty good for what they are to me when I've played them, I've never run into a more upsacle one to have any kind of opinion on them though. That Tic Tac one from a couple(?) years ago seemed pretty cool in concept to me.
 

tartanphantom

Friend of Fred
Jul 30, 2008
5,865
Murfreesboro, TN
This one is my #1-- A 6073 model. It's been discontinued for several years, but everyone who plays it just raves about it. I call it the "short scale" that plays like a long scale... and it does. I have to use long scale strings because the overall string length is too long by far for short scale strings, even though the fret scale is 30.5 inches.

In action:

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and a still photo:

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MTurner

Friend of Fred
Aug 17, 2010
7,918
Clayton, North Carolina, USA
This one is my #1-- A 6073 model. It's been discontinued for several years, but everyone who plays it just raves about it. I call it the "short scale" that plays like a long scale... and it does. I have to use long scale strings because the overall string length is too long by far for short scale strings, even though the fret scale is 30.5 inches.

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Wowsie. That thing is beautiful.
 

Henry

I Bleed Orange
Apr 9, 2014
18,509
Petaluma
They don't have a lot of models but that was true of their guitar line until recently. They do have unique ones out there like the Duane Eddy 6 and Tom Petterson 12.
 

mike77rios

Gretschie
Nov 13, 2011
263
san Diego
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.



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Wow! I play a Ricky but I would definatly play this bass live!
 

Anacharsis

Gretschie
Aug 16, 2019
220
United States
I liked the sound of my black 5440LSB, but I ended up selling it. The deep body wasn't for me. Now my only bass is a Squier Bass VI. It works really well for me. Love the look of so many of these Gretsch basses!
 

ColoCoug

Electromatic
Dec 9, 2011
25
Fort Collins CO
I hav3 a ThunderJet with the ThunderTron pickups. Hard to say how it compares to anything, because the ThunderJet is chambered and I use only flats on my basses. I can tell you it sounds good and my band (country, rock & roll) likes it. I certainly wouldn't change a thing about it.
 

Bubbalou88

Electromatic
Sep 25, 2020
66
Dallas-Ft.Worth Texas
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I just received my 2020 Gretsch G5440LS Bass this afternoon. I love this bass. I have Fender Player series P, Fender American Pro Jazz and ESP LTD B-5E 5string plus 4 Guitars and I have to say this feels as good to play as my American Pro. So far she looks like a keeper.
 

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tartanphantom

Friend of Fred
Jul 30, 2008
5,865
Murfreesboro, TN
I've been considering buying a cheap bass to play around with.
Today I was in GC and saw a G2220 hanging on the wall:
https://www.musiciansfriend.com/bas...ctromatic-junior-jet-bass-ii-short-scale-bass
It looks really good and would probably be fun to mess around with. I know it's short scale but I'm just learning and that might help.
Anyone have one of these??


Yup, got one of those too, and I'll tell you a little secret...
It gets more gig-play time than my other 4 basses combined. (P-bass, Peavey T-45, Gretsch 6073 pictured above, & DeArmond Ashbory)
But that's mainly because I use it the most in my Celtic/Americana band and it gets played by multiple people within the group-- a couple of which prefer the shorter scale. Don't let the price fool you-- there's a lot of bass tone for the money with that model!

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juan77

Newbie
Oct 2, 2020
2
argentina
Hi everyone. Would someone be so kind as to provide me with some information about the junior jet II bass (G2220)? I'm needing to know the width of the neck at the 12th fret. It's for a restoration project. Greetings and thank you very much!
 

tartanphantom

Friend of Fred
Jul 30, 2008
5,865
Murfreesboro, TN
Hi everyone. Would someone be so kind as to provide me with some information about the junior jet II bass (G2220)? I'm needing to know the width of the neck at the 12th fret. It's for a restoration project. Greetings and thank you very much!

The width of the neck at the 12th fret on mine is 2 & 1/32 inches, or 52mm.
 


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