Here we go again.
No. These have NEVER come with a TV Jones pickup. They've always had a Gretsch pickup. It's an import pickup that was designed for Gretsch by TV Jones. Big difference.
I LIKE THIS GUY! I have been trying to get this point across for years on the other forum. The other part I don't understand, is this bass playability that good to warrant a modification that in some cases cost more than the whole instrument is worth? Not mine. If it ever came to a point of replacing a $25 pup with a authentic TV Jones my grandkids would have a new air guitar in their toybox. I love my little G2202 don't get me wrong. But major modifications? Never happen. This bass was originally advertised for $240 with a $45 rebate if registered. That would be like puting quarter pounds in a floor model Davidson.
Thank you Dave for being another voice of reason.