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Gretsch Guitars G2220 Electromatic Junior Jet II Electric Bass Guitar  

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  • Jet™ body shape
  • Basswood body back
  • Basswood body top
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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
       
      4.9

      (based on 8 reviews)

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      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good feel (4)
      • Fun to play (3)
      • Good tone (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Recording (3)
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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect for Casual Bassists

        By Mista G

        from Streamwood, IL

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        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!

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          (4 of 4 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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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect for Guitar Players

          By Mark B

          from Washington DC

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Recording

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

            I purchased to play bass on songs I am writing and recording. I can give my band's bass player the general idea of what I want. Full size basses are too hard for me to play and I don't want to invest the time developing that skill. This is a solid, well-made, simple bass with good tone that is perfect for plugging into a DAW and then using software to shape the tone.

            It stays in tune, required just a little time setting up; it's simplicity on construction makes that easy.

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Electro-magic

            By Al Mumit

            from Georgia

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone
            • SOLID

            Cons

            • OEM strings

            Best Uses

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

              This Gretsch 2220 Junior Jet II is everything the rest of these reviews say it is. NO, it isn't going to totally blow you away... but it's gonna surprise you. Great for guitarists, great for smaller hands. Using just a small Zoom B2 effects box, this thing more than suits the home studio. (You'll want to change the strings.) Wish my Les Paul had volume knobs that felt this good. Might buy another in case Gretsch discontinues it...

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Nice Bass

              By JSTJEAN

              from Delaware, USA

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

              I really like this bass and it is fun to play.
              The pickups are well balanced and do a very good job of covering the spectrum of high and low notes.
              Workmanship andd setup were very impressive right out of the box. The bass is a little heavy due to the density of the wood but the sustain makes up for the extra weight. Buy yourself a good soft leather strap and you will good to go. There is no neck dive and the bass is comfortable to hold whether you stand or sit.
              Very good value for the quality of build.

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              (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Buy on A Good 30-inch Scale Bass

              By Texas Bob

              from Texas

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

              Good buy.
              No frills, but everything works. Simple volume and tone controls. Good adjustable bridge and good tuners. Small bass, but the body is thick and has enough mass for good tone. 30-inch scale works well for me, as I am a guitarist by trade and play bass as a second instrument.
              Excellent quality for the price. The feel and playability compare favorably to a 70's Gibson SG bass I used to have. Action was set too low from factory, a little too much buzz. Easy fix with good adjustable bridge saddles, and intonation screws work well. Strings were OK but flatwounds have made this bass sing. Unplugged, I can actually hear every note acoustically in a quiet room!
              Great value at this price.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Hard to believe

              By Luke Merrill

              from North Idaho

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

              I still can't believe the tone and quality for this price. I bought this for my son who outgrew his Ibanez Mikro but is still too small for a full-scale bass. It's been a few weeks now, and every time we play, I'm still blown away by the tone that comes out of this instrument. The quality is superb. Beautiful bass. At this price, you cannot beat this deal.

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              (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              G2220 Electromatic Junior Jet II Electric Bass Guitar

              By mary davidson

              from Arkansas

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

              My fingers got a little rocked playing. Definately need to order some Fender strings for it.
              I started with the Gretsch Junior Jet I and for X-mas this year stepped up to the G2220. What an incredible leap I made with this bass. I used it for practice last night with "The Kattie Laney Band"and my playing improved tremendously.This bass has incredible tone. The wood makes the sound very solid and beefy. For a short scale bass I am getting a large scale tone. The neck is incredibly smooth and makes it very easy for me to move up and down on it. I will be keeping my eyes and ears open for the Junior Jet III. bring it on.
              I would highly recommend this bass guitar. It is a little heavier than the Junior Jet I, but for the sound coming out, I will put up with the weight difference. Thanx for such a great product.

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