Do you guys like them? There is a chance i might be getting one in the near future!
I don't have one yet, but check out the message my older bro's ex-wife sent me yesterday on Facebook!
He does owe me big-time for the time spent helping him. OK. He really doesn't. he's my Bro, and I'm glad to have been able to help... But still, this would be some good compensation! :bassist:
PS. Yes, I did send a message to him asking if he'd be willing to at least loan it to me since he's obviously not using it!
I'm a big fan!
They have a few different models, but if it's free, or you're rescuing it from your brother's ex, then you really can't go wrong.
Well, like most things in Life, the answer is; "It depends". Which model is it? How old is it? With Gretsches, the answers are important.
I'm guessing it's a modern, Fender-era bass (post 2002); if so, the solid body models range from adequate to pretty d***n nice, considering the price. The Electromatics are a step up from there; the hollow-body Electros a step up from that. The Broadkaster is the next level up, supposedly, and the White Falcon is... well, a White Falcon.
So, the answer is OK to wonderful -depending. In my case, I have a post-Baldwin, pre-Fender Broadkaster ('94), and while it is a beautiful, well made instrument, the pickups sorta suck, and the pots and tuners are inexpensive Japanese stuff. That era is known for weak ceramic pickups, and mine certainly are. Fender-era Gretsches don't have those problems.
I haven't replaced anything on mine because it's a lefty, and they're very, very scarce; also because I'm planning to sell it since I can't play it any longer. Due to an accident, I can't get my arm around the body, and a Broadkaster is a big bodied bass.
I'd be on that like stink on a monkey. Gretsch is good stuff. I love their guitars especially but the basses are nice.
Id like to see a full-scale ThunderJet offered in orange/clear finish. Sorta like a Brian Setzer signature Nashville, but a bass equivalent. *dreaming*
Yes. take it. You won't be disappointed.
The newer Gretsches are darned nice. A big improvement in the past couple of years.
What model? Gretsch's run for anywhere from ~$200 thru thousands! I have a G2210 (low end) and a Billy Bo (high end). I love em both. There is a thread on this forum for Gretsch owners... http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f8/off...s-club-730259/
Have a trans-orange Broadkaster & a black (is there any other color?) Thunderjet. Both are simply killer :hyper: .
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