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NBD! Gretsch Junior Jet

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by gphil, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. gphil


    Jul 9, 2016
    Sauk Centre, MN
    This last week I picked up a new Gretsch G2224 Junior Jet II.

    I have to say, I am amazed at the sound that comes out of this bass. I just fell in love with the sound that came out of this bass the first time I played it. IMG_20181023_175806393. IMG_20181023_175839552. IMG_20181023_175854333.

    I am going to add a Hipshot Bass Xtender Tuner and eventually I will probably replace the bridge.
    bobyoung53, lowplaces, Plake and 2 others like this.
  2. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    did you choose that instrument for 'health' reasons?

    cool looking ax! congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
  3. B-Mac

    B-Mac Sorting Things Out Supporting Member

    Check out the Gretsch club
    @Pilgrim is a bit of an expert on Junior Jets
  4. gphil


    Jul 9, 2016
    Sauk Centre, MN
    Yes I did choose it for health reasons.

    I have been having neck and shoulder problems resulting from an auto accident in May 2017. I realized that I needed to get a bass that was lighter and had a shorter reach for my left arm.

    I decided to try a short scale bass and that has helped ease the discomfort quite a bit. And, like I said, I absolutely love this bass.
    lowplaces, 4sight and B-Mac like this.
  5. gphil


    Jul 9, 2016
    Sauk Centre, MN
    I took this bass to practice this afternoon and finally played it at performance volume.
    The way this sounded and sat in the mix, I am very happy I pulled the trigger and bought this bass. Also, the lessening of the pain in my neck and shoulders after this bass was on my shoulder for 2 hours was quite considerable.
    Mekana likes this.
  6. Congrats on your NB.
    I picked up a Gretsch Jr. Jet earlier this year.
  7. Markamb1


    Oct 24, 2018
    I like them too....there is a green finish that’s oddly attractive. So cheap too 399cdn. I’m all about short scale.i hate tight stiff string tension. I like a slinky and articulate low. I feel like a lower string tension has a lower frequency presence. Not scientifically just “the impression that I get”
  8. I read somewhere here that less tension equals less overtones so you're probably right. I have a couple of short scales basses but don't like the low tension so I put on big strings.
  9. Markamb1


    Oct 24, 2018
    Oh I forgot to crash this thread as a side note about how I’m looking for an Amb1 Japanese wood reissue bass. Want to buy

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