Jump to content
spectoremg

Gretsch G2220 bass

Recommended Posts

Not played one but I saw a bassist using one at a gig and it had a really nice sound, so much so that I went and asked her what bass it was. Difficult to describe as it was now a few years back but do remember thinking at the time her sound was great.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, Flippercowboy said:

Had one for a month now and I absolutely love it. If they'll price match I got mine for £280. 

The black one's actually £340 at PMT. Where did you buy yours?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have one. I did a thread on it. It is a great bass, sounds good. Haven't played it for a while as it is a 4, but it sounds good.

only thing on mine was I had to replace the switch as it was so squeaky.

Here:

 

Edited by Woodinblack

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought and then sold one on the marketplace here. Lovely bass, really enjoyed how different it was. Sounded great. In the end it only went because there's other basses to try and only so much space to store them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ta for all the posts guys. I pulled the trigger on a red (walnut) one at PMT last night. I've ordered some flats for it (I'm used to nylon coated strings) and I'll get it set up as soon as. 

20191127_173211.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, spectoremg said:

Ta for all the posts guys. I pulled the trigger on a red (walnut) one at PMT last night. I've ordered some flats for it (I'm used to nylon coated strings) and I'll get it set up as soon as. 

20191127_173211.jpg

 

1 hour ago, spectoremg said:

IMG_7162.JPG

Amazing - the redness is actually leaking out of the guitar and colouring the whole room!

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just taken this minute in my office. 

I love the sunburst version, and anyone who's worried about the depth of sound from a short scale. These things sound like thunder! 

IMG_20191127_231423.jpg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 24/11/2019 at 18:49, Storky said:

I’m thinking of getting one, but wonder if they’re neck heavy?

They aren't actually neck too heavy if you see what I mean. The balance is quite near the front, but they weigh so little it is hard to say, actually surprisingly light.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought Burns-Bass's 2210, it's a cracker, sounds like thunder when you crank the amp, lovely to play too.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First thing: they're not neck heavy. I've been using mine with a non grippy strap and the balance is fine. 

Also I'm loving this bass:

1. Short scale - comfy as he'll to play. 

2. Passive, no piddling about with batteries and I can leave it plugged in without fear of draining the battery. 

I've also put flats on it (Elites Detroits) and I'm loving 'em. 

It also has a remarkably subby sound from low G down to E. 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had the pleasure of trying one at my local guitar shop when I was looking for my first bass. Coming from guitar playing a short scale bass was appealing. I tried this model and like it a lot. Confortable, light. It sounded very nice but be aware of quality control issues. The one that I tried sounded good but the fret work was poor and the bridge pick up wasn't working (maybe the switch broke). It was brand new, out of the box. Definitely felt cheap compared to the Mexican fenders that I also tried. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.



×
×
  • Create New...