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New G&L model at NAMM - MJ-4!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Temcat, Jan 25, 2013.


  1. pedroims

    pedroims

    Dec 19, 2007
    Michigan
    nice... will wait for sound clips :)
     
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  3. calypsocoral302

    calypsocoral302 Supporting Member

    Oct 29, 2010
    Central Pennsylvania
    Yet another attempt by G&L to be just like everyone else. Volume, Pan, Bass, Midrange, Treble. Been there, done that. I'll stick to the L-2000, thank you.

    I'm definitely interested in those pickups, though. Side-by-side humbuckings are gradually becoming more prominent in this industry, and I'm glad to see G&L come up with some.
     
  4. shackled

    shackled

    Jun 25, 2009
    Western NY
  5. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I like the 18v preamp
     
  6. I wonder if they have in mind a 5 string version too
     
  7. Wallace320

    Wallace320

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    +1
    I'm relatively new to G&L yet honestly the thing that hit me was the wide range of combination given by L2000/L2500 (I got both carved top of them) elctronics

    I mean, then I have any other possible bass with a three band equalizer

    Why G&L, doin' it all better than anyother out there, decided to follow everyone else's path?

    Cheers,
    Wallace
     
  8. Low Class

    Low Class Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2005
    Orange Park, Florida
    I've owned a slew of G&L's and played the L2000 for years, but now own a few US JB2's. Quite frankly IMO the JB2 is the best playing instrument G&L has ever built and is better than any bouquet J bass. I just acquired another one that I plan on replacing the pickups with Duncan Hot Stacks and an Aguilar preamp. I think this a great move by G&L and puts them to compete with basses costing much much more.
     
  9. Judging by the name, I'd say they do.
     
  10. Unless your talking about a wonderful big ole vase full of Jazz basses;)
     
  11. pacosarae

    pacosarae

    Jan 25, 2013
    I wonder if they have in mind a 5 string version too[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  12. DrSpunkwater

    DrSpunkwater

    Sep 17, 2012
    I don't get why some people here are coming down on this instrument. It looks like a revision of the JB-2 with more options added to it. Sounds cool.
     
  13. Exactly! a 5 string version and maybe with min 18mm at bridge and I´ll be all over it.
     
  14. Low Class

    Low Class Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2005
    Orange Park, Florida
    I said boutique, not bouquet!:rollno:
     
  15. bassbenj

    bassbenj

    Aug 11, 2009
    It would be interesting to hear their new pickups. Lots of hum cancelling jazz pickups just can't cop that single coil sound in spite of all the hype.

    And you are right. If this had 5 strings it'd be nothing more than my MIM Fender deluxe V. (after I put SCN pickups in it) Except for a couple of things. One of those would be it's actually mde out of decent wood rather than a bunch of sticks glued together and covered with veneer. And another would be that it (presumably) comes with that nice chunky G&L neck that I love so much on my L2500s.

    Both those things would be reason enough for me to consider one.
     
  16. velalv

    velalv

    Oct 5, 2010
    Woodbridge, VA
    +1 to that. It's the only thing holding me back from a five string G&L
     
  17. My L2500 has 18mm at bridge, after modifing it of course. :smug:
     
  18. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
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    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    the website doesn't show a 5 string.
    it'd be ncie if they did; for me anyway!
     
  19. Not a fan of Js. Would love a new SB-1. Boo to the 18v pre and no option to run passive.
     
  20. Mikio

    Mikio

    Feb 21, 2009
    Santiago de Chile
    Looks cool, but I hate it when they don't inlay frets that should be inlayed in an inlayed bass! lol

    I mean, the 21st fret is lacking a dot!
     



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