Modifications/Anomalies: Replaced original Gretsch pickup with active EMG, and knobs with Gretsch Arrows.

Details: This is sold as a “Junior model”, but I liked the short-scale aspect of it for stage work; I found it easier to jump from guitar to bass with this than with a full-scale bass. The EMG gives it a great, punchy, clean sound in “neutral”, which can be run through various bass programs to give it a variety of tones without coloring the sound. It feels great to play and is the bass I keep out in the studio within reach for quick bass tracks.

  • Color: Black
  • Date purchased: Mid 2000's