NBD! G&L LB-100 - WOW!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by GroovinOnFunk, Feb 9, 2014.


  1. GroovinOnFunk

    GroovinOnFunk Supporting Member

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    Wasn't planning on getting another bass, but once I picked this one up, I just couldn't put it down. The basses that G&L are coming out with right now are thoroughly impressive. I'm pretty blown away at the quality you get given the price-point.

    Anyway, here it is!

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    I put some D'Addario Chromes on it and took it to its first gig yesterday doing mostly funky blues and motown stuff. It was awesome.

    G&L claims this bass has an extended range, but I swear it sounds way more focused than a Fender P-bass. It's just absolutely perfect to me.

    Here's the kicker: I've always disliked the sound of P-basses... ESPECIALLY with flatwounds. This LB-100 is the cat's meow!
  2. TurkeypillSLEEP

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    Awesome!!! I have endless love for G&L. I haven't played an american or tribute that I did not think was absolutely fantastic. The white on white looks super clean with that ebony board. Good score. You'll have to write a little something up in regard to that alnico pup.
  3. GroovinOnFunk

    GroovinOnFunk Supporting Member

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    It's a mint pickguard and a nice dark rosewood fingerboard. quartersawn neck with light tint gloss.
    vintage and classy lookin'. but honestly, it's more about the tone and feel of that thing. it looks sweet, sure, but it sounds and feels even better!
  4. TurkeypillSLEEP

    TurkeypillSLEEP

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    Ahhh. I thought that could have been mint, but I went ahead and took a stab at white. And that IS some dark rosewood. That had me totally fooled. I agree 100% with the tone/feel comment.

    G&L fanboy here.
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  6. GroovinOnFunk

    GroovinOnFunk Supporting Member

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    +1... I have an M-2500 on the way as well with ebony board.
  7. lowendblues

    lowendblues Supporting Member

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    Congratulations! That's one nice looking bass.
  8. Lowbrow

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    Beauty - and the best finish combo possible, IMO.
    HEY - we would LOVE to hear a sound clip of this bass!
    If you have an interface please play a few straight-in sample runs for us; alternate pick and fingers!
    Thanks!
  9. GroovinOnFunk

    GroovinOnFunk Supporting Member

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    Well, I can tell you there's 0% chance of me recording a sample playing with a pick. I'm not one of those "bass must be played with fingers only" kind of guys, but I don't personally enjoy nor am I good at using a pick. But I'll try to get some samples as soon as I can with some fingerstyle playing, tone at 0%, 50%, and 100% and maybe even some slapping (though slap tone with flats isn't my favorite).
    I have an active J-bass and am getting an M-2500, so this is truly my vintage thump-machine funk bass. Anytime I need to get a little more modern I'll go for the Sadowsky and when I want to go ultra modern and hi-fi I'll go with the M-2500. Can't think of anything (short of a fretless) that I'm missing with those 3 powerhouse basses.
  10. Lowbrow

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    That'll be great and much appreciated - not much chance to hear one of these without ordering one first! Thanks a lot :cool:
  11. R&B

    R&B Don't want no treble. Supporting Member

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    Oh. Man. That is just stunning. Your color combo is one of several that I drool over on the G&L Bass Configurator (aka OCD Time Waster). Antique White, mint, rosewood, light vintage tint. Aaaahhh!

    Also loving Sonic Blue with mint, CAR with white pearloid and matching headstock, and of course, 3TSB with tort. A new LB-100 is in my future too, at least I hope so. So much so that I declined to buy a vintage LB-100 yesterday locally. (Quite a shift from my usual "gotta have it" mentality.)

    Congrats!! Which neck?

    :bassist:
  12. GroovinOnFunk

    GroovinOnFunk Supporting Member

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    Standard #12 neck. It's perfect. I'm used to 5-strings so #8 feels too small to me
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  14. Templar

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    Beauty, 'grats.
  15. peledog

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    Nice! Does this one have the alnico pickup?
  16. GroovinOnFunk

    GroovinOnFunk Supporting Member

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    Yup, it's their take (read: improvement) on a classic Fender P-bass.
  17. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    Wow that is pretty congrats.
  18. Marial

    Marial Pooped Supporting Member

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    Anyone have a link to their configurator? I can never seem to find it on their site.
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  20. Marial

    Marial Pooped Supporting Member

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    Excellent, thanks strost!
  21. Handyman

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    If I remember right, Ed Friedland said the LB-100 will be the next G&L demo he puts up on You Tube.

    I played one of the 90's era LB-100s recently - it had an awfully nice P bass thing going on.

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