The Gretsch G2220 Junior Jet Bass II in Black is decked out with classic Gretsch appointments that look, great and give out powerful bass tone, with a short 30.3-inch scale neck for easier reach right up the neck and a punchier sound. The aesthetics are simple but make a statement with their stripped-back elegance, this is a bass for people who want great tone with a no frills attitude.
Short-scale neck design
The Gretsch G2220 Junior Jet Bass II is equipped with a shorter scale (30.3-inches) maple neck, which is more accommodating for players with a smaller reach and produces a focused, punchy midrange energy. The deep D neck profile guarantees a reassuringly substantial feel in the hand without becoming cumbersome or unwieldy. Paired with the neck is a cool rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 20-frets that bow to a graceful 12-inch radius to produce the smoothest of playing surfaces. The gloss urethane finish prevents unwanted wear and tear from affecting the playability of the neck.
Comfortable single-cutaway body
The body is built using basswood, a lightweight and tonally versatile wood that is perfect as the partner to the short-scale neck design. Matching comfortability with regard to weight, the body has been crafted using a single-cutaway to enable greater access to the upper frets, opening up the fingerboard in its entirety.
The two mini-humbucker pickups give a thick tone with great sustain and a hotter output, which will help get the best out of your amp, with a brighter output from the bridge pickup and a warmer response from the neck pickup. There are two knobs, volume and tone, so you can control your sound quickly without unnecessary complication.
The chrome hardware guarantees a clean look and complements the sleek black finish beautifully. The combination of four-saddle bridge and die-cast tuning machines works harmoniously to optimise intonation and sustain, whilst upholding tuning integrity with precision. The Gretsch logo adorns the headstock - and is also featured on the pickguard – to add a touch of class to the design.
Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, someone looking for a more compact performance partner or seeking a bass with the tonal versatility to cross genres with ease, then the Gretsch G2220 Junior Jet Bass II is the perfect choice.
Manufacturer Gretsch Model G2220 Junior Jet Bass Guitar II Body Material Basswood Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Rosewood Number of Strings 4 Pickup Configuration HH Active/Passive Passive Colour Black Number of Frets 20 Scale Length 30.3" Fretboard Radius 12" Fretboard Inlays Dot Tuning Machines Die-Cast Pickups (Neck/Middle) Gretsch Mini Humbuckers Bridge 4-Saddle Standard Controls Master Volume Master Tone
I went for the now-discontinued single humbucker version, but this is the same design albeit with the second one included.
Nice bass, lovely vintage warmth (I'd say it's between a Thunderbird and a precision) in the sound, chunky neck and quality feel. This is an honest student instrument the likes of which are few and far between now. it also looks absolutely great, which is always a help.
Give it some consideration.
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