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G5442BDC Electromatic Hollowbody Short Scale Bass - Transparent Red

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G5442BDC Electromatic Hollowbody Short Scale Bass - Transparent Red
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The G5442BDC Electromatic Hollow Body Short-Scale Bass is a stylishly seismic new Gretsch bass guitar with a comfortably short scale (30 1/4) and armed with two powerful new Black Top Filter'Tron bass pickups that endow it with an electrifying deep-end voice and identity.

Its double-cutaway hollow and bound body resonates with full bass tone and balance, and features sound-post bracing and elegant bound f holes. Other features include a maple neck, bound rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and hump-block pearloid inlays, three-position pickup switch, classic G arrow control knobs, rosewood-based four-saddle Adjusto-Matic bridge and G-cutout tailpiece. Available in Black and Red.

Body
Body Material: 5-Ply Maple
Body Shape: Double Cutaway
Body Finish: Gloss Urethane, Gloss Urethane
Bracing: Sound Post
Body Depth: 2.25" (57 mm)

Neck
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Fretboard: Rosewood
Neck Material: Maple
Nut Width: 1.6 (40.6 mm)
Scale Length: 30.25" (768 mm)

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Black Top Filter'Tron
Neck Pickup: Black Top Filter'Tron
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Master Tone

Hardware
Hardware Finish: Chrome-Plated
Bridge: Rosewood-Based 4-Saddle Adjusto-Matic
Tuning Machines: Gotoh Die-Cast

Miscellaneous
Unique Features: Hump-Block Fingerboard Inlays, Bound Body Top and Back, Bound Sound Holes and Fingerboard, Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs, Adjustable Truss Rod, "G" Cutout Tailpiece

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Like playing in the buzzom of god 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Pickering, Ontario
From the moment I first saw this bass in person and held it in my hands. I new instantly l was in presence of a very special bass. Then as my fingers plucked the first notes from the strings and the rich voluptuous tones caressed the drums of my ears. I new I must have this bass.
Posted by Doug Charmley on Sep 7, 2023
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Love this bass! 3 of 5 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
I had this one and sold it but would add it to the rack again for sure. Plays beautifully acoustically. I too upgraded the tuners and it was great after that 👍
Posted by Bass playin cat lady on Jan 29, 2021
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Bad bass from Gretsch... 3 of 6 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Abbotsford, British Columbia
Bought this new for a family member and it had tuning issues right off the bat. Brought it back to the god folks at L & M who exchanged it for an identical one. Guess what, similar issues with staying in tune. Our tech said it was a stanard issue with these bases. Get a Fender next time.
Posted by C.J. on Jan 2, 2021
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