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G&L question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MarshallNole, Apr 14, 2014.


  1. MarshallNole

    MarshallNole Supporting Member

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    Can someone provide a little more explanation to the series/parallel output switch on the G&L L2000/asat basses? I know the difference between series vs parallel. The sound seems pretty much similar on my L2000 when I flip between the two.

    Just looking on some more detailed info on this switch. My bass didn't come with a manual and I found no detailed info on the G&L site.
     
  2. Dave W

    Dave W Previously bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    What information are you looking for? If you know the difference between series/parallel, that's it.
     
  3. Major Softie

    Major Softie

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  4. Ender_rpm

    Ender_rpm

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    You may need to get it checked by a tech. My old L2500 was very different sounding depending on switch position. Parallel was thinner, more Jazz-y, where series was more like an aural sledgehammer :)
     
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  6. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    There should be a substantive difference between those two modes.
     
  7. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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  8. MarshallNole

    MarshallNole Supporting Member

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    I'll check it again when Iget home. I didn't fiddle with the switches much yesterday.
     
  9. ASATMAN

    ASATMAN Supporting Member

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    Yeah, one mode [can't remember which one] has a bass boost and produces much more girth.
     
  10. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    That'd be the series mode :D
     
  11. MarshallNole

    MarshallNole Supporting Member

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    Okay there is indeed a HUGE difference between these two modes. Series seems softer and more muffled. Parallel has a punchier sound but it is almost hollow. I really need to readjust my amp/pedal settings.

    It's amazing how much different this L2000 sounds than my Ibanez SR300.
     
  12. Wallace320

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    CAPs are some sort of rewound AlNiCos, while G&L's magnetic fields are sure ceramic

    Infact it's not that serial mode sport any additional bass boost
    (in terms of dedicated circuitry) it's just that serial mode sums
    coils outputs up determinin' a lowmid boost, while parallel mode
    puts coils side by side, not together = more defined-less ballsy

    remember that, from neck to bridge, you have:

    below the string-volume and balance (on Sr300)
    below first controls-low - mid - high (on Sr300)

    below the string-balance switch - serial (up) parallel (down) switch - active with highboost (up) active (mid) passive (down) switch (G&L L2000)
    below first controls-volume - treble - bass (G&L L2000)

    Cheers,
    Wallace
     

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