Gretsch Guitars G6073 Electrotone Bass  

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With its TV Jones Thunder 'Tron pickups and sealed Electrotone body, this baby definitely comes ready to rock. Comfortable 30-1/3" scale, adjustable Gretsch bridge, Sperzel locking tuners, and Schalle... Click To Read More About This Product

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With its TV Jones Thunder 'Tron pickups and sealed Electrotone body, this baby definitely comes ready to rock. Comfortable 30-1/3" scale, adjustable Gretsch bridge, Sperzel locking tuners, and Schaller straplocks.

  • Laminated maple body
  • 2-piece maple neck
  • 2 TV Jones Thunder 'Tron pickups
  • 3-way pickup switch
  • Neck, bridge, and master volume controls
  • 3-position master tone switch
  • Simulated F-holes
  • Rosewood fretboard wtih thumbnail inlays
  • Black headstock overlay
  • Adjustable 4-saddle bridge
  • Gretsch G-cutout tailpiece
Gretsch® Instrument Limited Lifetime Warranty FMIC warrants your Gretsch brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Gretsch Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. FMIC has established a network of independent Authorized Service Centers for warranty service. The Gretsch Dealer from whom you purchased your instrument may also be authorized for warranty service and should be the first point of contact when service of any kind is required for your Gretsch instrument. To receive warranty service, return the complete instrument to an Authorized Service Center, with your sales receipt as proof of purchase, during the applicable warranty period. Defective components that qualify for coverage under this warranty will be repaired or replaced (at FMIC's discretion) without charge. Remedies beyond normal service repair of any Gretsch instrument require both an evaluation and confirmation of the defect and a direct recommendation to FMIC from an Authorized Service Center for alternative considerations. All transportation, insurance and freight charges associated with warranty service and repairs on Gretsch instruments are the responsibility of the purchaser, as is any service initiated for the purpose of customizing setups or adjustments beyond factory specifications. Initial standard setup and adjustment of the instrument and its components at the time of purchase are considered normal Dealer product preparation, and are not covered by this warranty. See complete details at

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Gretsch GuitarsG6073 Electrotone Bass

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Comfort /sound and great looks

By Joseph Maiale

from Reseda, California

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6073 Electrotone Bass:

One reviewer stated that the Bass is heavy..Not true, as compared to my Jazz and Warwicks ( especially).The range of sounds is incredible, it can get that wooden sound and be replicated at a decent volume. Everyone compliments the bass on its looks, I agree. It also has that something that sets it apart from other standard basses. It can be played with a pick ( sounds amazing) and fingers. The difference in all the sounds make it like you have at least four different basses. But it can bottom out most amps. I uses a Genz Benz w 2x12 and it sounds great.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


sweet hollowbody!


from Texas

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6073 Electrotone Bass:

Other guys reviewing this have no idea what they are talking about Tim Skold plays a broadkaster and this bass is super light as to be expected from a hollow body. The tone is superb as it should be for the price. My finish and set up was flawless straight from the box. Neck feels great and the short scale makes it easy to play. Has a nice growl with some round wounds has a great classic thump with a set of flat wounds, think Paul McCartney or Justin Medal-Johnson. Great bass if you are looking for a hollowbody but not right for every application. Play in a country band and a punk band and I would never bring this to a punk show. I have had this bass for about 6 months and played a ton of gigs with it and have had no problems.

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)




from Kansas City

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6073 Electrotone Bass:

I was really disappointed with the electrotone bass, I've seen it online for a long time and I finally played one at my local music store. They look sweet and they feel good to play but man, the sound was utterly lacking. I was playing through an ampeg svt with an 8x10 cab and I was pretty depressed at how not good it sounded. The midrange was decent sounding and the high range wasn't bad, but this thing had no low end. It was really clanky sounding even after I messed with all the knobs on the bass and the amp and the sustain was not that great either. Ironically enough it just sounded really hollow... it's like it was a hollowbody or something. Maybe I had a bad one or maybe they all are just not that great, I don't know for sure. Either way I was looking into buying a new bass and this one was taken off the list right after I played it.
Not a lot with it
Well put together

(2 of 12 customers found this review helpful)


Fantastic F-Holes!

By F-Hole Master

from Foley, Alabama

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6073 Electrotone Bass:

Beautiful bass for multiple applications

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


A Great Bass

By Gretsch Man

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6073 Electrotone Bass:

I can't say enough good things about this bass. I bought it as a backup for my vintage Gretsch basses and now I use it as my main gigging bass with my old basses relegated to backups. I love the sounds I can get out of these new TV Jones designed Thundertrons; from Rockabilly, Jazz, Country, Classic Rock or Motown this thing can produce all of the vintage sounds I love and has enough presence to cut through the drums in a noisy hall and be heard. I play mine with flat wounds and through Ampeg amps. This is a well-built bass too, everything is solid and tight, comfortable and well balanced and the action can be easily set low and fast just the way I like it plus, it's very lightweight which will save your back on all night gigs. My favorite feature is being able to individually set the volume on each of the pickups so I can mix exactly the sound I like between the neck and bridge pickups. Visually, this bass is a stunner, I have received compliments on its looks after every gig I've played it on. The look is clearly refernces those beautiful Gretsch Tennessean basses from the 1960's. My only complaint, and it's a small one, is that the price is a bit much when you consider that an American made Fender will probably run you half as much but then again, you'll just be playing another Fender instead of being the only kid on the block with that amazing Gretsch sound and the drop-dead good looks you'll get from this fine instrument.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Rockabilly Baby!

By Dr. B

from Hawaii

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6073 Electrotone Bass:

This bass is well balanced on your shoulder. That means smooth, quick runs especially with the ease of the jumbo frets. The 30.4 scale is especially nice if you don't want to stretch in the lower registers or you have short fingers. The string action is less tense due to the shorter scale and allows for easy bar chording. The finish is superior and the pickups sound great without any tweeking. I have read that the bass is heavy. I don't find that to be true. In fact, it is about 2/3 the weight of my Fender with better action and balance.

(4 of 18 customers found this review helpful)



By BaSs FrEaK

from Orange County, CA

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6073 Electrotone Bass:

This bass is pretty cool, it has awsome sound, it wont flake out on u thats for sure. The only thing is is that it weighs a ton. I use the BC Rich mockingbird and sometimes the Gibson Thunderbird (i must hav a thing for birds, lol). Those bass guitars r already heavy but this thing is no joke. Professional usage only, and maybe intermediate. And yes, Tim Skold is the bomb. Y did Twiggy have to leave?!

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Bass player for Playin With Fire

By G -String

from Delmar, NY

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6073 Electrotone Bass:

Outstanding bass to play. If you want to play country, Classic rock and roll, Blues, Jazz funk. This bass will turn you on. Thunder tron pick ups are powerful. Add a high quality tube amp, 4 tens and 15 for your cabs. You will smoke the crowd. Buy on you will love it.

(5 of 32 customers found this review helpful)


This Bass Is What Industrial Metal Needs

By The Lost Underground

from San Jose, CA

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G6073 Electrotone Bass:

When You Look At This Bass You Think Its Like Any Other Bass, Well From 2003 On Tim Skold Of "Marilyn Manson" Uses This Bass And If You Like Manson's Music Than You Can Clearly Here How Good This Bass Sounds In There Live Shows I Roars But Yet Still Has A Sort Of Beauty To Its Pulse Jumping Sounds.

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