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G&L SB-1 or LB-100

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Joe Milo, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. Joe Milo

    Joe Milo

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    Which of the two would be better suited for Classic to pop rock?

    LB-100 has the split Alnico pup and the SB-1 has the split coil humbucking coil pup......

    Still trying to decide on a good P bass......The Lakland Skyline Duck Dunn...Fender American Special (greasebucket) or one of the two G&L's........
  2. Jens1

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    I'm having the same problem and get quite a few good replies on my post: fender p vs lakland p vs g&l p. Check'em out, maybe you'll find something useful :)
  3. Joe Milo

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    Thanks Jens!
  4. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

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    Someone on your thread made a comment about the "G&L sound", like it or not. Keep in mind that the SB-1 (and SB-2) have the MFD ceramic pickup similar the LX000 line (usually what folks think of as the G&L sound), while the LB-100 has a more traditional P-style Alnico V pickup. I've owned several of the former, and I love the sound, but the LB-100 probably sounds more like a Fender P as it was designed to do so.
  5. msact

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    I would get an SB-1 or an SB-2. P basses are a dime a dozen. You can always pick up a decent one here for a reasonable price. The SB basses really are great.
  6. theduke1

    theduke1 Supporting Member

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    I have a 1990 SB1 and for a 4string she's pretty sweet

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