Originally Posted by markob
Early 90's SB-1: Really like the feel and tone at low volumes. Have not played through my rig at volume. Condition good to very good. Roseboard. Couple of dings and ouches.
Late 90's LB-100. Have not played. Better condition maple board.
I know my basses. I think I know the difference in tone pups on these two. SB-1 w/MFD split coil. Bolder than standard P and then some. Smaller body.
LB -100 Pretty much a P G&L style as far as tone and feel.
Both priced the same. the SB-1 will have an additional because it doesn't come with a case. (ridiculous)
I have active Lulls. 4 and 5 string. Sold my P's to fund those. Would like a passive P style beater so to speak and really like the early-ish G&L products. If the SB-1 had a maple board (my preference for P styles) I'd have it by now. I play worship/rock/jazz/funk/country.
Love to hear opinions on just these two if you have experience with "these". I know the variables. I know it's my call and I will make my decision. Thanks.
I would go with the SB-1, the MFD is the heart and soul of the G&L sound. The LB-100 and Legacy basses are "just another P bass", albeit very nicely built.
Dunno what the "new" SB-1's are like, but I've owned many of the 90's ones and loved them all. Never experienced any of the afore-mentioned issues with mine. The MFD pickups are strong, lots of horsepower there, excersise some restraint.