!!!!REVIEWS ON G&L L-2500!!!!

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  1. bassophile

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    I had oportunity to buy G&L L2500 for very low price, but I'v never tried it. Please, can you give useful reviews on this bass. I heard that it has similarities to MM Stingray 5.

    Thanks! :bassist:
     
  2. murphy

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    I wouldn't say they were similar.
    The GL is more versatile and has its' own sound
    Murphy
     
  3. Dave

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    They do have their own sound. Its kind of like saying a Lakland sounds like a SR5. You might get in the ballpark, but its got its own sound. Only played one once, but from what I remember, it had a bit chunkier neck and probly about the same string spacing as a SR5.

    I cant comment on the sound a whole lot, as Ive only heard recordings, didnt have a chance to plug it in. But I wouldnt expect to get that close, different preamps and pickups.
     
  4. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL A Hard Rockin Lover of GREENBURST Supporting Member

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    I am sure Harmony Central would have a ton of reviews on the L2K.
     
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  6. Scottie Johnson

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    I have never played a G&L 5 string, but the 4 stings are great. There is plenty of info here alrealdy, plus Harmony Central has 3 pages of L2000 reviews, and throw in the reviews about the ASAT too, just disregard the neck-diving comments.
     
  7. Mon Rominee

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    !!!!PEOPLE RELLY LIKE THEIR G&L L-2500's!!!!
    !!!!THE G&L L-2500 DOESN"T SOUND LIKE A MUSIC MAN!!!!
    !!!!G&L L-2500 SOUNDS LIKE A G&L L-2500!!!!
    !!!!DO A SEARCH, THEY'RE REALLY AWESOME!!!!
    !!!!I DON'T LIKE TO BUY BASSES WITHOUT TRYING THEM!!!!

    ;)
     
  8. THIRSTYGUMS

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    I played one, it was gorgeous, nice responsive B-string, nice feel, good looks, kinda vintage-ish but much more versatile, great sound, fantastic price. <p>
    Depending on the price, and if your first impression and Gut feeling was "want that one!" I would have to say buy it. :hyper:
     
  9. coop

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    lots of reviews here: L2500 reviews

    G&L are hard to beat, and if you are lucky you can find them at "bargain" prices.
     
  10. Caca de Kick

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    I have a 2500 and I do like it. I gig it almost every weekend, it's a great workhorse bass...great "bang for the buck". They really do not sound like a SR5 at all, and the string spacing is a tad wider than the SR5, which is more comfly to me.

    With the pickup selsection, series/parallel selector, and active bright switch, it has lots of tonal choices. It's also got a great slap sound.
    The neck is kind of chunky, almost P bass chunky, but the radius is very comfortable. The only thing I didn't really like is the standard dull-satin finish of the neck...a clear gloss would have felt better in my hands to me (an amber tint with gloss would have been awesome).
    The 2500 is a hefty-sort-of heavier mid-weight, mine's gotta be 10.5 pounds. Not as heavy as 70's fenders or musicmans, but still heftly. But it hangs comfortably on me with no issues, it doesn't neck-dive either.
     
  11. Vox Populi

    Vox Populi Reggae Loving Honkey

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    There's one for sale in the classifieds now, in case you wanted to know.
     
  12. Chef

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    I have one and like it lots.
    In single coil mode, it doe J Bass relatively well.
    In series mode, it does P Bass and MM pretty well.
    Despite the above, it has it's own tone, which I like very well. It fits me well, and I like the flat finish on the back of the neck;)
    It can bark and growl, or get mellow, very flexable tonally. Audition it, if Fender on steriods/Musicman is a sound you like, this is in your ballpark.
    Lastly, the G&L Tribute (made in Korea) models sacrifce little or nothing next to the American made models, and can be had real cheap. (I do own both) I gave ~$400 for my Tribute L2500 with a G&L hardshell case.
     
  13. bassophile

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    I see you liked my thread title style! ;)
     
  14. bassophile

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    I'm asking myself why are there so few endorsers of this excellent bass. I bought it last week after solding my Ibanez SR 1300 with EMG.
     
  15. fenderjazz68

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    Not every has tried one yet. :D

    I like them.
     
  16. Joseph Sheldon

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    Just got a new one today. 3 tone sunburst / rosewood fretboard and it's American made. 1200 is a great price for a bass made this well. The finish is perfect and I had a chance to shoot over to my band's studio and plug :hyper: into my rig. It is the most versital punchy warm bass I ever played. It sounds huge!! I own a SR5 and I wanted more tone and pick up options and it also has an active/passive switch. I'm in new bass heaven. It almost does everything ecept drain your wallet like a pretty foo foo bass will!
     
  17. babyhuey

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    I think G&L headstocks may be the ugliest thing in the world, especially on the 4 string models. Granted, this is just me, but if I could change the headstock I'd buy one.
     
  18. bassmonkeee

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    You forgot:

    !!!!!I FEEL THE NEED TO POST IN THE THREAD WITH NOTHING TO CONTRIBUTE!!!!!

    I just picked up a G&L L-2500 in a trade last weekend, but I haven't had it long enough to make a truly informed post about it yet. I will say that it's the most shiny bass I've ever seen....

    The neck feels like a 5 string P Bass, but this is one of the older 4+1 headstock models, and not the newer 3+2 config that apparently has a slightly smaller neck according to the review I found at the G&L website.

    I really enjoy the preamp, too--almost as much as the Bongo preamp, in fact.

    All in all, a great bass. This one is heavy (11 1/2 lbs, or more), but it has a great tone.
     
  19. Michael Jewels

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    This is good to hear, but not really a surprise. I recently bought a G&L Tribute ASAT Special guitar, and have to say that the overall workmanship and quality control are very good. The guitar sounds great, and this is no doubt to G&L using the U.S. pickups.

    Hmmm...

    A G&L Tribute L-2500. I'll have to look into this. :cool:

    Mike
     

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