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an alternative to G&L L2500?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rome, Nov 21, 2001.


  1. Rome

    Rome

    Nov 21, 2001
    Hi, i'm a new user and I'd like to say I'm amazed about this site. I didn't know it could exist something like this!

    I've got a Fender Precision fretless and I'd like to change it into an G&L L2500 'cause I've tried one and I liked it so much.
    How much do you think I could pay for it? Is 1.400$ too much? And is it possible to get something similar (5 strings and so comfortable as the G&L L2500) at a lower price? Please give me some alternatives.
    Thank you all.

    Marco
     
  2. Try: Bass Northwest

    They have a wide selection of G&L 2500s at great prices. I bought one there a couple years ago for considerably less than $1,400. I'm not sure what they are going for nowadays but you can e-mail them a quote request and they will usually get back to you with a price in a day or two.;)
     
  3. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    Welcome to TB.

    I paid $750 for my L2500 used and in mint condition.

    I bought the G&L because of the quality of it at the price. I personally think it compares to basses in much higher price ranges. This site is a great place to keep up with gear, and I can't really recall many mentions of something similar to an L2500 for less money.

    It is most often compared to a Musicman Stingray 5 which averages in price from about the same to slightly more.

    The only 5 string bass that I am familiar with that can be bought for less money and is of reasonable quality is the MTB Kingston 5. The Asian built version of Michael Tobias' current line. It is a good bass. You may want to try it out. It is very different than an L2500.
     
  4. seamus

    seamus

    Feb 8, 2001
    Jersey
    You should be able to get a new or like new L-2500 for under $1000. Try Bass Northwest as someone mentioned above.

    The MTD Kingston Chasarms mentioned is also a great bass, though not in the same league as the G&L. They are very playable, sound good, and for the money, they're a tremendous bargain.