G&L Club Part 7

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
  2. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    Not sure if anyone saw my recent comment about fretboard hump on my new LB-100. Has anyone dealt with warranty issues on a new G&L?
  3. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    Where on the neck is the hump located?

    Did the setup guy show it to you?
  4. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    Around the 13th fret. Yeah he did. I'm getting buzz on the E & D from the 7-12th frets. He said checking with a straight edge, it rocks to matter how the neck is set. The 12th fret on the D is especially bad and is almost choked.
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  6. Handyman

    Handyman Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Yes, though it was just an issue with defective case latches on a L2500 I picked up recently.

    The warranty service basically seems to be one guy, so keep in mind it might take a day or two for him to get back to you.

    Once I did manage to talk to Chris, he took care of everything, and it went smoothly.

    New necks warping isn't especially unusual, so I'm sure that they'll be able to take care of things. Sadly, you'll likely have to wait while they make a new neck for you. :(
  7. Ahh, that sucks dude. Great lookin bass tho.

    I have to say I am really intrigued by the new sb-1 and lb100 models.

    I have pretty much always been a musicman guy (rays and reflex) but the thought of ordering a 'p' with all the finish and neck options that g&l offers is quite alluring.
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  8. strost

    strost Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    Blacksburg, VA
    So I spent some quality time with an SB-2 today and I totally get it now.

    I wondered how they could make a bass with no tone control but after playing it I realized that you can get loads of tone control by adjusting the volume of the 2 pups. And you lose very little real volume unless you put the below 1/4. Both at 1/2 gives a nice fat tone. What wizardry is this?

    (apologies to the SB-2 owners who already know this)

    I was going to try to get G&L to make me one with tone control (they'll do that for a dealer if they get minimum 3 orders) but now I don't think I'll do that - seems redundant.

    So back to the original quandary - SB-2 or LB-100 (fretlesses).
  9. imandan


    Apr 30, 2006
    New Jersey
    Got my new LB100 from bass central today. They are a pleasure to deal with. Ruby red metallic matching headstock with a # 8 neck. It's AMAZING. Can't wait to gig with it this weekend. ImageUploadedByTalkBass1386281851.606570.jpg ImageUploadedByTalkBass1386281868.001387.jpg
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  10. Nice color, man.
  11. imandan


    Apr 30, 2006
    New Jersey
    Thanks, the pics don't do it justice.
  12. Very very nice! Is that rosewood or ebony fb?
  13. theduke1

    theduke1 Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2010
    Manitowoc WI
    I have a 1990 SB1 and it looks a lot like a LB100. Can some tell me the difference? I've been playing G&Lsince 1986 counting the 3 G&L s I have now I've had 6 but can't tell the difference between your lb and my about
  14. bdgotoh

    bdgotoh Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2002
    Pacific NW
    Just got a pic from Greg at Rocket, my new L-2000 will be here next week! It's my first with the new #12 neck.

  15. StuartV

    StuartV Out of GAS!!

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
    I thought the same thing about my SB-2, for a long time - no need for a tone control. But, I finally had to admit to myself that it couldn't do EVERYTHING a regular P bass (or LB 100) can do without one. So, I added a Tone and Master Volume to mine a couple of months ago. Cost me about $20 in parts and some quality time with my soldering iron. And it's totally reversible. And I love it with the mod. If I leave the Master and Tone wide open, I still have the individual pickup volumes I can adjust and the bass sounds exactly like it did before. But, when I want some old school P bass thump, I can roll down the Tone and get all of that I want.

    A totally easy, cheap, and worthwhile mod, in my book. And definitely not something I'd worry about having done at the factory (unless it added nothing to the wait and very little cost).
  16. Wow! Those cream pickup covers look amazing on that bass, really set the whole 'look' up!
  17. strost

    strost Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    Blacksburg, VA
    Good to know. Thanks!
  18. jdwhitak


    Mar 20, 2012
    Greenwood, IN
    Christmas came early this year :D

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  19. lowfreqgeek


    Mar 15, 2010
    Albuquerque, NM
    Endorsing Artist: Regenerate Guitar Works
    Wow! Love those pickup covers!!
  20. Rosebud


    Jan 3, 2007
    I was just looking at rocket music and saw that L-2000 with ebony fretboard and cream pickups oh man! A little G&L envy there bud. ...also anyone from here buy that natural LB-100 at rocket, I think I know where to look when I'm ready to buy my next G&L.


    May 30, 2003
    My first custom and only remaining ASAT.