Ordered my new G&L, it'll be here Friday
After playing my first (and only) bass, an Ibanez Soundgear 200, I'm beyond excited.
it is a beauty!....
have no fear...you'll love it.
Thanks man! Been a bit discouraged on playing bass lately with the old Ibanez, so I figured...alright, let's step up from $200 to $700, get some real quality, order the Hal Leonard bass method, and dig in.
Nothing sounds like those MFDs. It's probably the future of passive, as far as I'm concerned. Roll of treble and bass independently? Whoooo-whee! Plus the series/parallel switch, you're in for a treat. Might want to check out the bassesbyleo forum if you're feeling brave: they've got a mod to change the series/parallel switch to a three-way that includes a single coil (outer or inner coils, depending on your preference) option. Never did it myself to the ASAT, but plenty of people swear by the hot jazz tone it'll give you, especially with the outer coils.
So to me it's not which bass is "best" but rather which bass does what.
But a G&L for NBD? That still is about as good as it gets! I know. I've been there three times!
Just ordered a clip-on tuner, metronome, extra strings, and a 6 pack of carbon fiber picks...I am excited.
You'll love it
I briefly had one, your very same (3TS and maple fingerboard),
I just traded it for the carved top one (rosewood fingerboard).
I added Hipshot BT7 bass extender (I play full step dowtuned: D, G, C, F and with the detuner on C, G, C, F) but didn't do that on the brand new one: it's regularly tuned E, A, D, G with
no detuner: I'm usin' it in my allround rock cover outfit, instead
that in my thrashmetal band (with whom I play my G&L L2500 carved top tuned A, D, G, C, F)
You'll find the neck to be pleasantly chunky and substantial, but the bass (even if I play fingerstyle only) plays like butter with picks (especially carbon ones)
You'll just have to get accustomed to its sheer power
Think that I use to play with a full pedalboard: no need for it with G&Ls
With passive selector and pickups in serial mode you can tear down your walls thru a proficient 4x10" cab
Open your horn up dial active with highboost and parallel mode
and you'll reach some serious slappin' (ash body and maple fingerboard, just dare and try it out:bassist:)
You'll love it
MII? Alright: yet hardware, electronics and tonewoods (maybe
not same American quality) stay the same!
Awesome sick bass. Welcome to the club. I have the same one and its a beast. Look into the single coil mod...well worth it. I really like passive and parallel with the treb rolled off a hair. Anyway, awesome enjoy.....and clip on tuner good call. Better than a pedal IMO
I miss my ASAT. Great basses.
Welcome to the fraternity. Enjoy it, grow with it, gig it, and get yourself a USA specimen, down the line.
BTW: I have had both Tribute and USA versions. There is something to be said for a reinforced, PLEK'd neck. Also, you will find that a Hipshot Xtender will not match the tuners on a Trib, but they can make you one that is perfecto for a USA (and both of my 'merican ones have 'em).
I have the exact same one only the five string model. Love it! That thing is powerful.
Nice! I'm also the owener of a Tribby L2K, and love it.
I'll also recommend the single coil mods. My favorite is inner, followed by outer, parallel and finally series (not the series doesn't sound good, it's kust less awesome than the others to my ears).
Mod instructions are in a link in the signature line of TB user DavePlaysBass.
My friend used a Tribute L2000 on this track. It's pretty wicked.
Very cool! I'm getting a G&L tomorrow, too! :hyper:
I fell on hard times and sold my US L-2500....I'm still heartbroken. I loved that bass.
My SB-2 has been here about a week...coming from an Ibanez SRA500 i am still in shock! :)
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