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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 Gretsch Sound" rings true, with features including... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

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
  • "G" arrow knobs
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Manufacturer's Warranty
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 http://www.gretschguitars.com/resources/warranty.html


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Gretsch GuitarsG2220 Electromatic Junior Jet II Electric Bass Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good pick up (8)
  • Solid electronics (8)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Good tone (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (8)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Recording (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Gretsch G2220 Electromatic Jet Jr. Short-Scale Bass

I play bass in my church?s contemporary choir, which consists of singers, a pianist, several acoustic guitar players, and a drummer. I had been playing a full-scale electro-acoustic bass, which had...Read complete review

I play bass in my church?s contemporary choir, which consists of singers, a pianist, several acoustic guitar players, and a drummer. I had been playing a full-scale electro-acoustic bass, which had many strong points, but it took up a lot of space and required me to concentrate a lot on my fretting hand, which made it more difficult for me to sing while playing. I purchased the short-scale Gretsch G2220, sight unseen, in hopes it would alleviate some of these issues. I?m glad to say that I am very happy with the instrument; its look, sound, and feel are very suitable for my situation. It is comfortable to hold, easy to play, has an ear-pleasing tone, and creates plenty of volume when played through the church?s PA system. Its vintage styling (I got the tobacco sunburst version) is also a plus; a more rock-oriented instrument would look out of place in my setting. Finally, it did not put too big a dent in my bank account. The only downside, if it can be called that, is that there is no ready-made hardshell case available for it. The folks at Guitar Center helped me select a plush-lined gig bag which is working out fine for now. I have seen it said on the Internet that a Les Paul guitar case will fit it, but I haven?t checked that out. Regardless, I would give the Getsch G2220 five out of five stars, because it has given me exactly what I wanted without costing me an arm and a leg.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Yes I will recommend this product.

Good looking bass guitar and sound great too..but the downside is the fret lines along the lower edge is a little bit rough,,its hurt my fingers every time I slide my hand...Read complete review

Good looking bass guitar and sound great too..but the downside is the fret lines along the lower edge is a little bit rough,,its hurt my fingers every time I slide my hand to another chord fret.

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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gretsch G2220 Electromatic Jet Jr. Short-Scale Bass

By Doug Grant

from Muskego, WI

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

I play bass in my church?s contemporary choir, which consists of singers, a pianist, several acoustic guitar players, and a drummer. I had been playing a full-scale electro-acoustic bass, which had many strong points, but it took up a lot of space and required me to concentrate a lot on my fretting hand, which made it more difficult for me to sing while playing. I purchased the short-scale Gretsch G2220, sight unseen, in hopes it would alleviate some of these issues. I?m glad to say that I am very happy with the instrument; its look, sound, and feel are very suitable for my situation. It is comfortable to hold, easy to play, has an ear-pleasing tone, and creates plenty of volume when played through the church?s PA system. Its vintage styling (I got the tobacco sunburst version) is also a plus; a more rock-oriented instrument would look out of place in my setting. Finally, it did not put too big a dent in my bank account. The only downside, if it can be called that, is that there is no ready-made hardshell case available for it. The folks at Guitar Center helped me select a plush-lined gig bag which is working out fine for now. I have seen it said on the Internet that a Les Paul guitar case will fit it, but I haven?t checked that out. Regardless, I would give the Getsch G2220 five out of five stars, because it has given me exactly what I wanted without costing me an arm and a leg.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Expected Gretsch Quality

By Chris Peters

from Richmond, VA

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

This is the second Junior Jet II series guitar I've bought in the last 4 months. I have been to our local GC store many times and it amazes me how many twisted necks I look down (on other brands). When I got both of these in the mail (because our local store doesn't stock these less expensive model Gretsch guitars) everything is perfect. Neck flat, packaged well, etc. Both Junior Jets stay in tune very well. This guitar is well worth the money. Especially if you get it with a coupon! Look no further than here if you're shopping for an inexpensive bass.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What a Boom!

By Rebecca

from Chambersburg, PA

Site Member

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

I have shoulder trouble and needed a bass with a shorter neck and when I saw this one I ordered right away. Boy am I glad I did! Arrived on timely basis and packaged very well. Barely needed any tuning. Sounded great on my small amp when I first plugged it in. I was a little unhappy with the twang it had so I ordered tape wound strings. Fantastic sound! Played it in church Sunday and what a boom. Very well worth the price and then some. I highly recommend it to anyone!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Easy Player, Good Sound, A Bargain

By Manybasses

from Los Angeles

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

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

    I started out on an EB-0 45 years ago (actually, earlier, a Framus Strato Star, but the less said about that bass the better). I love (and still have) that Gibson, but I wanted a new short scale bass to hand off to my daughter, a good guitarist with small hands. Played a used Junior Jet at GC, didn't buy it (a bad output jack, also it was the single pickup model). When a two pickup sunburst model turned up in Jersey during a GC used sale, I grabbed it, and have utterly no regrets. It plays great, intonation/setup was flawless, the pickups are fine, and even the strings everyone seems to hate were okay. It's nicer than any Epi or Squier short scale I've played, and at my age... I've played a lot of them. Try one out.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Truth and nothing but the truth

    By BARRY

    from undisclosed

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

    I play a MIM Fender jazz bass weekly and love the skinny neck. I was looking for something a bit more rocking and different when I stumbled on the 2220. I waited and read reviews but no one talked about the neck and how it feels.... I finally found one at a great price because it was blemished, but I cant find the blemish! Anyway, glad I got it and at a killer price. Here's what I found. Fantastic craftsmanship, Better than my MIM jazz bass. the neck is a 12 radius but short scale so it fits smaller hands like mine. Gloss neck feels great, fret work excellent, nut work is perfect and smooth at the edges. Intonation came spot on as well. Balanced body when strap is on (added strap locks). The electronics/pu's and simple tone and volume are perfect (nothing loose like cheap Epies) . I dropped the action, tightened the tuners at the top( I like them to turn slow and solid) and started gigging out. I don't care for the Fender style bridge and will change it for a Full contact bridge soon.....otherwise I love it. Hope this review helps you!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    best bass yet

    By George

    from undisclosed

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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

      I've been playing for 50+years mostly classic rock and blues. Arthritis has worked on my playing until discovering short scale basses solved my worst problems. Got a Squire, it's okay but but not up to par. I studied reviews and decided to try the Gretch. I 've owned everything from Rics to Carvin to Squire but this bass plays and sounds better than them all. All I had to do was string it with rotosound flats.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Heavy and bulky but sounds good

      By Johnny A.

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

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

      I bought this bass for my son. He is an extremely talented 14 years old, and has a collection of 4 bass guitars, so we have something to compare it to. (I'm a professional keyboardist.) It certainly sounds good, seems to have good pick ups, but, it is really quite heavy and quite bulky to hold. There isn't all that much choice in the short scale category so all-in-all, considering it's low price, I certainly can recommend the product, but again, it's not the most comfortable bass to handle.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great right out of the box

      By david

      from undisclosed

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      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:

        : took the Gretch to practice last night,it was amazing. very light, great sound. it has passive pickups, but the pickups were so strong i didn't have to go to the passive side of my amp. it was crisp,clean, and gutsy.this is my new primary. still play a few songs with my 5 string.but this Gretch blends in very well with the rest. i took it right out of the box, put it in a gig bag, took it into practice. plugged in and went for it. never had to adjust anything except a small tuning.this is a great little guitar. i needed the short scale due to age and some medical issues. and the short scale and light weight means i don't have to pay the price the next day for ta night or day of playing. i recommend this guitar to anyone who plays, student, experienced, rocker, funkster,whatever you need. this is a great guitar for it.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Glad I bought this bass

        By Bub

        from St Louis

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

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

          The only thing bad about this guitar is the strings. I will put on flat wounds. The quality of construction is excellent, action is great ,and great finish. I am very happy with the guitar .

           
          3.0

          Yes I will recommend this product.

          By Nimrad

          from undisclosed

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

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

          Good looking bass guitar and sound great too..but the downside is the fret lines along the lower edge is a little bit rough,,its hurt my fingers every time I slide my hand to another chord fret.

           
          5.0

          Love this bass

          By Dr. Bob

          from Colorado

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Pick Up
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Recording

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

            Too fun to play! Fast neck! It rocks!

             
            4.0

            Great Bass (For Its Price)!

            By Skeeter

            from Grundy, VA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • "Meh" Finish

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

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

            I picked this up on a trade in a local shop, though I thought a good review would still be relevant here. So, after deciding that my Epi Thunderbird wasn't going to cut it in the tone and playability department for very much longer, I decided to give this little wonder a try. I had been trying one in a local store over the course of a few weeks, and after debating this or a P-Bass, I went with the Gretsch.

            I wasn't too big a fan of the Gretsch 5442BDC I had bought, though this bass has really redeemed the brand in my eyes. Using the Thunderbird as a comparison, the neck is much more navigable, be it for sliding quickly to a high fret or just running complicated riffs. (I kept hitting my hand on the joint where the neck bolted to the body on the Tbird. Doesn't happen with the Gretsch.)

            As for tone, I was looking for something that was a little more versatile. The pickups on the Gretsch put out a far broader range of sound than the Thunderbird did. They sound a lot fuller and have a lot more "bright" to them. Even with the tone switch all the way down, the sound is a lot rounder and fatter than what I was able to get before. The high mids and trebles were far more pronounced, though the low frequencies held up just as well as on the Thunderbird.

            I will go to say the only downsides I found with the new bass were the finish on the neck and body (though I have a different qualm with each area). The body finish seemed to be a little on the cheaper side, in a sense. (Didn't have a better descriptor.) If I could best describe it, it looked to be uneven. The only qualm I had with the neck was that it wasn't a satin finish, but it doesn't affect the way the bass plays. (I've got an American J-bass with a satin neck. It has me spoiled. Ha ha.)

            Either way, this is probably one of the better basses I've played in this price range. Would recommend.

            (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great product

            By Frank

            from Los Angeles

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming

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

              Practice, practice, practice

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This Bass ROCKS

              By Antonio the musical beast

              from Joliet Illinois

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Nothing Negative Ever

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

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

              Everything is great about this bass

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