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  • Bass of the Week: Gretsch G6199 Billy-Bo Bass

    Bass of the Week: Gretsch G6199 Billy-Bo Bass

    This week we’re checking out a hip Gretsch bass that had its start as a blues guitar. The Gretsch G6199 Billy-Bo Bass is a four-string version of the company’s recreation of Bo Diddley’s classic Jupiter Thunderbird guitar he designed in 1959. When he gifted it to Billy Gibbons, the ZZ Top frontman didn’t dare to... »

  • Gretsch Announces Tom Petersson 12-String and 4-String Signature Basses

    Gretsch Announces Tom Petersson 12-String and 4-String Signature Basses

    Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson and Gretsch teamed up to announce a pair of signature basses at this year’s Summer NAMM show in Nashville, Tennessee. The models include the USA Custom Shop Tom Petersson Signature 12-String Falcon Bass and the G6136B-TP-AWT Tom Petersson Signature 4-String Bass. Petersson has been testing the 12-string prototype live on the... »

  • Gretsch Expands Electromatic Line With Two New Hollow-Body Basses

    Gretsch Expands Electromatic Line With Two New Hollow-Body Basses

    Gretsch has added several new models to their Electromatic series, including two new hollow body basses: the G5440LS and the G5442BDC. Though they share many features, the G5440LS is a 34˝ scale bass with a single-cutaway design while the G5442BDC is the little brother of the two, with a short 30.5˝ scale and double-cutaway body.... »

  • Gretsch Revamps Electromatic Junior Jet Basses

    Gretsch Revamps Electromatic Junior Jet Basses

    Gretsch will launch revamped versions of their Electromatic range of instruments this month, including the Jet Junior and Jet Junior II basses. Updates to the series include improved pickups, inlays, and more. Both the Junior Jet and Junior Jet II basses feature bolt-on construction with a short 30.3″ scale, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard and 20... »