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Gretsch Guitars G2220 Electromatic Junior Jet II Electric Bass Guitar   

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The Gretsch G2220 Electromatic Junior Jet II Electric Bass Guitar has appointments capable of filling a room with massive subsonic tones. "That Great...Read More

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A distinctive bass with a familiar look and dual mini humbucker pickups.

The Gretsch G2220 Electromatic Junior Jet II Electric Bass Guitar has appointments capable of filling a room with massive subsonic tones. "That Great Gretsch Sound" rings true, with features including short scale (30.3"), two Gretsch mini dual-coil pickups, rosewood fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets, four-saddle bridge, black Gretsch-logo pickguard, synthetic bone nut and die-cast tuners.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Jet body shape
  • Basswood body back
  • Basswood body top
  • 20 medium jumbo frets
  • Dot position inlays
  • 12" radius (305 mm) fingerboard
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Maple neck material
  • 30.3" (77 cm) scale length
  • Jet style headstock
  • Standard truss rod
  • Gretsch mini humbucking bridge pickup
  • Gretsch mini humbucking neck pickup
  • Master volume, master tone controls
  • Chrome hardware
  • Standard 4-saddle bridge
  • Enclosed die-cast tuning machines
  • Synthetic bone string nut
  • NPS, gauges .045-.105 strings

Get a bass that's got that Gretsch look and sound. Order today.

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Gretsch GuitarsG2220 Electromatic Junior Jet II Electric Bass Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

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    (3)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (11)
  • Fun to play (9)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (9)
  • Jamming (8)
  • Recording (8)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Rock concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
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Reviewed by 16 customers

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4.0

I joined the Jet set

By Stormy

from earth

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Very good sound and quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G2220 Electromatic Junior Jet II Electric Bass Guitar:

    Short scales basses are a special niche in the G clef world. I like this bass a lot, relatively inexpensive, fun to play, very good sound. The neck may be a bit too wide for some little fingers that hang out in the shortie crowd, but I can deal with it.

     
    4.0

    Like a dream come true

    By Tim

    from Vienna, West Virginia

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G2220 Electromatic Junior Jet II Electric Bass Guitar:

      This bass is perfect for anyone with small hands such as myself...its much lighter than a standard bass...has great tone..stays in tune and looks awesome...I use it in my studio and and through a small practice amp, just to noodle and get inspiration...I am greatly satisfied as I am with all my Gretsch guitars and would highly recommend it...

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Easy to play and sounds great

      By Thomas

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about G2220 Electromatic Junior Jet II Electric Bass Guitar:

      I normally play guitar but I wanted to add the base to a small group that I perform with. I was drawn to the short scale, other reviews and the price. I'm very pleased with my purchase. It sounds great and is a comfortable reach for the fretting hand. Fellow band mates like it too and one is considering buying one. I recommend it.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very impressive!

      By Bil

      from Malden, MA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Gretsch Guitars G2220 Electromatic Junior Jet II Electric Bass Guitar:

        I received this guitar today and I have to say I am really impressed with it. I chose the short scale because these fingers just don't stretch like they used to. Some say there are compromises with the short scale in tone but I have to say I didn't notice any. Out of the box it plays really well, great action, great tone, superb fit and finish and will totally suit my needs playing 250 - 300 seat clubs. Cant say enough about this bass guitar!

         
        5.0

        Fun, great value

        By Thomas

        from undisclosed

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G2220 Electromatic Junior Jet II Electric Bass Guitar:

          I was looking for a short scale bass and after reading the reviews, I decided on this. I'm a novice at bass so I can't comment on the tone, but I like the feel. It's easy to play and sounds good. I'm looking forward to using this in a small group. I'm trying to find a case. I saw a comment about the Epiphone Allen Woody case fitting perfectly but it isn't available anywhere. It is on back order and the delivery date keeps getting further into the future. Any ideas?

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          New Bassist Loving This Guitar!

          By Brave Cowboy

          from Up North, near Hayward WI

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone
          • Great Looking Style
          • Well Made

          Cons

          • Pick Guard Not Needed and Visually Distracting

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues
          • Transition From Lead Guitar

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G2220 Electromatic Junior Jet II Electric Bass Guitar:

          This seems to me a high quality instrument and a great value for the price. As a lead guitar player the shorter scale length makes the transition very comfortable. I have an old Yamaha 115 watt bass amp and I am getting all the tone and rumble I seem to want. I am having a lot of fun playing this bass and in my opinion I've already got my money's worth! My only critique is get rid of the pick guard - it's not needed and distracts from the great unique visual style of this bass; especially on the sunburst. I removed it because I like the look better, but then you are left with the screw holes. After 3 tries I finally found a case that fits: The Epiphone EAKCS Allen Woody fits perfectly! Gretsch does not make a hard case for this size so don't bother with that.

          (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          No Doubt Just Patience!

          By Franko-NM

          from Edgewood, NM

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Gretsch Guitars G2220 Electromatic Junior Jet II Electric Bass Guitar:

            The first one I received had a few issues. Fret buzzing which is sometimes normal with a low set up. The one issue I noticed was the nut appeared to be cut too low on the G string so no matter what adjustments that could done you were going to get buzzing. The second was the pickup switch had too much noise and would even just cut out totally on the neck pick up unless the switch lever was moved around. It also clicked every time the lever was moved to a new position. With mass produced guitars this can happen with any brand. I am glad I did not doubt the quality that the Gretsch production line could produce. Tiffany made sure I had another one shipped immediately and when I got it I was very pleased. The variety of sounds is awesome. The nut was cut properly and the pickup switch is quiet and smooth. All electronics work great. The action is low and the way it plays I will probably not make any adjustments. This guitar looks great, sounds great and plays just awesome. I love it.

            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Product

            By RLHJ

            from Pittsburg, KS

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • Fret Buzz

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Gretsch Guitars G2220 Electromatic Junior Jet II Electric Bass Guitar:

            If you have small hands like me this is the best bass to get. It's super easy and fun to play. I get complimented on the sound of the bass all the time. It looks great, sounds great and plays like a dream. There is a small amount of fret buzz but not enough to sour the tone.

            (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfect for Casual Bassists

            By Mista G

            from Streamwood, IL

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Gretsch Guitars G2220 Electromatic Junior Jet II Electric Bass Guitar:

              First off, this bass was priced way under retail because of its "Level 2 Used" condition. This must have been a mistake, because I received a brand new instrument with plastic protective stickers and all.

              I would strongly recommend this short-scale bass to any guitarist looking to add some low end to recordings. You're really not going to find more bang for your buck. The pickups aren't top-of-the-line, but they are remarkably quiet (no unwanted noise, which is ideal for recording), and the split position produces a distinct, punchy bass tone.

              It will definitely need a quick action & intonation adjustment straight out of the box, but I had it playing beautifully after a mere 10-minute setup. It might be a cheap Gretsch, but a Gretsch nonetheless!

              (16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great Bass for Guitar Players!

              By Rudy Foolish

              from Glenwood Springs, CO

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up

              Cons

              • Fret Buzz
              • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts

              Comments about Gretsch Guitars G2220 Electromatic Junior Jet II Electric Bass Guitar:

              I am in a 3-piece rock & blues band that has been on a 3-year search for a bass player. When the last bass player we added didn't work out, I bit the bullet & purchased this Gretsch bass, deciding to end our search & just switch from rhythm guitar to bass. The price made it a not-so-serious commitment & the short scale intrigued me as a guitar player. I also knew the Gretsch brand as well-respected & iconic in the rockabilly scene, & absolutely loved the sunburnt finish on this thing. When I first took it out of the box, it had the feel of a guitar & I still find myself bending out blues riffs on the strings like I used to play on the guitar. This bass has been instrumental in our success as a 3-piece: I was immediately comfortable with it, it has never felt awkward in my hands; the short scale makes it easier for my guitar-player hands to transition during those long, finger-stretching bass lines; and it is simply a fun little bass to play. I seriously do not think I would have picked up the concept of the bass as fast had I purchased another. Like another reviewer said, this bass will surprise the heck out of you. I was even humbled at a recent concert when the bass player for the band we were opening for said, "Man, where did you get that bass? I've never seen anything like that!"

              That said, I would love to give this bass 5 stars, but alas the ridiculously low price for this Gretsch-brand product does reveal a few cut corners. There is slight fret buzz sometimes, which can be avoided the more you become familar with this bass. The tone knob within the first 2 weeks came unglued & just spun uselessly, so I had to unscrew the back plate & remount the knob from the inside myself using small screws. And I'm not an expert on bass pickups, but the awesome tone I get just playing this thing unplugged doesn't seem to get elevated or enriched by these pickups, no matter what position. They just kind of get the sound to the amp & that's about it.

              But for those few drawbacks ... man, this is a solid little bass for a guitar player looking to make the transition. And you cannot beat the value.

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