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Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by Bubbalou88, Sep 30, 2020.

  1. Bubbalou88

    Bubbalou88 Electromatic

    Sep 25, 2020
    Dallas-Ft.Worth Texas
    I was a member I believe in 2005 (aka Bubbalou) or so but have been away for 15 years. Re-registered as Bubbalou88 as no longer used the associated email address and couldn't remember the password anyway.

    I have a new 2020 G5440LS Orange Bass coming tomorrow (hopefully).
    Anyway happy about being back to Gretsch Talk
  2. bhatta

    bhatta Gretschie

    Jun 29, 2020
    Welcome back Bubbalou!
    Congrats on the new bass and will be waiting for the pictures:)
  3. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
  4. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Synchromatic

    Mar 20, 2010
    Welcome Back, always great to have a Bass player. We are happy that you remembered us. BTW nice choice of model and color !
  5. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    He's back!

    Howdy! Glad to see that you found your way back to the asylum. We've kept your chair ready for you.
  6. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome back, Bubbalou88 !
    welcome back 4.gif
  7. Bubbalou88

    Bubbalou88 Electromatic

    Sep 25, 2020
    Dallas-Ft.Worth Texas
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2020
  8. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Welcome friend , glad you're back . Beautiful bass , congratulations and enjoy . DFW area huh , my sister is in N.Richland Hills . Tell her I said hello :)
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  9. Bubbalou88

    Bubbalou88 Electromatic

    Sep 25, 2020
    Dallas-Ft.Worth Texas
    That is about 12 miles from me.
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2020
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  10. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Synchromatic

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Hello, welcome back.
    Hope it shows up on time, looks like a great bass.
  11. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Welcome back sir!:)

    Cool bass that.
  12. OzzPocket

    OzzPocket Gretschie

    Aug 11, 2020
    Nice! I never really thought about Gretsch Basses....that looks pretty sweet!
  13. SAguitar

    SAguitar Gretschie

    Jan 17, 2020
    I'm kind of a newcomer here, but welcome back!
  14. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Glad you made it back Bubbalou!
  15. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Synchromatic

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Welcome back, bass looks cool, happy playing.
  16. Bubbalou88

    Bubbalou88 Electromatic

    Sep 25, 2020
    Dallas-Ft.Worth Texas
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    Yes, it came 2 hours ago. only had an hour with it but I am more than happy with it. I was somewhat concerned to read reviews saying the neck is too long, Fender P width, harder to play and went back to short scale. Well let me tell you. I have A Fender Player series P bass and yes this bass has a long neck and P width BUT what is different is this bass has a slim C neck profile like my Fender American Pro Jazz bass and even with my small hands this bass is a shear pleasure to play. This bass is beautifully made and looks like it will be a great addition to my arsenal. so far I am very happy. The one minor thing I noticed but fully expected is the output jack is a little weak. Not a problem at this point but like all Asian made jacks they suffer from weak spring action. I will replace it at some point in time with a good USA made Switchcraft. Asian switches also typically fail more quickly due to similar weak spring action to the contacts and as the contacts have been seen to not do a gentile wiping action as they close ( which allows them to self clean)
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2020
  17. larryr

    larryr Gretschie

    Mar 6, 2012
    Camarillo, Ca.
    Welcome aboard!
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  18. ishtar

    ishtar Country Gent

    Welcome back, B!
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