About a year ago I found this old Gretsch bass at Guitar Center. I have a Fender Jazz Bass from the 1970s that I picked up for about $300 in a pawn shop and generally don't look at basses all that much. I'll put bass on demos or once in a while someone will come to my studio and want a different sound, so maybe they'll use mine because I keep flatwounds on it. Anyway, just for fun I picked this one up and really, really liked it. I didn't plug it in because I wasn't planning on buying it and hate people who feel they have to try everything in a store. Every time I went back this was there. The price fell to under $1000 and it still sat. A few months later it dropped a little more so I bought it. Now as far as I know Gretsch isn't famous for bass guitars but this thing records killer. It's punchy and clear when you use a pick and when you use fingers it's soft and warm. I've been running it with an old Jennings bass head and cab with an 18" Celestion greenback. Jennings is kind of an interesting company as they are a Vox spinoff. I also have been using it with the UA Ox into a Fender Vibro King and old 100 watt Marshall. This works better than one would believe. The only issue I have with it is that the tuners tend to slip a little. I was wondering if anyone knew of some repros that may work a little better. I don't think I will find any because these days it seems most companies just use the cheapest imports they can find but it's worth a shot. Not sure if old basses are allowed here (this certainly isn't a vintage piece) but I thought I would share it anyway. Feel free to delete.