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G&L M2X000...Users? Soundclips?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Chef, Jun 19, 2012.


  1. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
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    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    I think I'd like one of the new M series basses.
    Now that that's a Tribute line, I could even "try an M2500 cost effectively"....

    Are there sound clips of these anywhere?

    I don't own an L2X00 anymore; they're just too wooly for me, having turned into a nearly full time active Jazz guy (Sadowsky, Nord/Alleva).
    It would seem with the new pickups, and three band eq, I could cut some mids, and perhaps boost treb/bass a bit, and get into J-bass sonic territory...maybe?

    I don't see Tribute M2500's f/s anywhere yet.

    thanks for any info/comments

    -alan
     
  2. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
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    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Anyone?
    No one using these yet???
     
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  4. takeout

    takeout Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    Kansas City area
    I don't own an M, but I did own an L. Did you ever consider the single/series/parallel mod? When wiring up the switch for single-coil operation, you can choose either inside coils from each pickup (Music Man-ish) or outside coils (roughly 70's Jazz spacing). I chose inside, and ended up using it about 25% of the time. If I'd gone outside, I probably would've used it even more...
     
  5. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
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    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    I've done that yes.
    Totally not the same (at least in theory) as the new underwound MFD humbuckers+three band 18 volt active preamp.
     
  6. fisticuffs

    fisticuffs

    May 3, 2011
    Madison, WI
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    Product Specialist for Musical Instruments, Full Compass Systems
    From what my G&L guy tells me they just started shipping. Give it a week or two and maybe someone will pick one up. I'm considering it too. Will it be different enough from my ASAT to bother bringing it to gigs?
     
  7. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Disclosures:
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    The Tribute M-Series just started shipping.
    The USA models have been out for some months now.
     
  8. j.kernodle

    j.kernodle Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    hey chef. I went up to meet Greg at rocket music when I picked up my passive lull jazz. having always been a g&l fan I asked to play the m2000 he had in stock. great bass but very strong and very g&l like. the flat voice reminded me of the l2000 in parallel mode with active treble boost engaged. you could adjust to warm it up and tone down the sizzle but the g&l guts in the tone was always there.
     
  9. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
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    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    hmmmm....
    Maybe not for me then.
    The "G&L woolly/gritty thing" just isn't my thing anymore.

    I was hoping for a little more of a paradigm shift...
     
  10. Trabeen

    Trabeen Extra gluten, please. Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Boise, Idaho
    I have a USA M-2500, I was considering waiting for the Tributes but got a great deal on mine and couldn't pass it up. I've generally felt that taming a naturally aggressive bass sounds better than angering up a naturally calm bass and the M-2500 is clearly the former. Sweet EQ with an acre of headroom, they nailed it with these and I suspect that the Tributes are also going to be nasty.
     
  11. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
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    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    So, trabeen;
    do you think the M-Series will work for an active J bass lover?
     
  12. Trabeen

    Trabeen Extra gluten, please. Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Boise, Idaho
    I'm with J.K. a few posts up, it's basic everything-flat sound seems to be pretty close to the parallel / treble boost deal on an L-2XX but with some additional taters. Fiddling with the EQ and blending slightly to the bridge may get you in the vicinity of a hot Jazz but the extra basic girth is always there. I've definitely never been able to fool anyone (besides perhaps dancing drunk people) into thinking that my M-2500 is a Jazz though...
     
  13. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
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    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Alrighty then.
    Prolly not my deal then; thanks!
     
  14. What would work for an active J bass lover who also likes the G&L L2xxx series pickups would be to have each pickup with their own series/outer single/parallel switch (which you have, I believe) and to install an Audere Classic 4-Band preamp. The Audere doesn't so much tame the pickups as it clarifies them and gives you great control over the sound. It's easy to dial in a smooth, deep, Jazz bass type tone.
     
  15. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
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    Audere.
    Ick.

    ymmv.
     
  16. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL A Hard Rockin Lover of GREENBURST Staff Member Supporting Member

    I wonder if G&L will put this new set up into the ASAT body?
     
  17. sevdog

    sevdog Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2008
    ATX
    The old 1 5/8" neck with a tribute price tag has me really interested.
     
  18. metron

    metron Fluffy does not agree

    Sep 12, 2003
    Lakewood Colorado
    Sounds like parallel with treble boost on an L2000? :confused: Thats about as aggressive as the L2000 gets. I thought the M series was supposed to bring it down a notch with the underwound pickups.
     
  19. Trabeen

    Trabeen Extra gluten, please. Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Boise, Idaho
    Series (switch up) is where the serious ass is on an L-2, parallel is considerably more considerate.
     
  20. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
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    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    M-Series: no coil taps...
     
  21. Trabeen

    Trabeen Extra gluten, please. Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Boise, Idaho
    Señor Chef read my mind, I'm already planning a coil-tap switch on my M.
     



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