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Anyone play a G&L?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by St. Louis Scot, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. St. Louis Scot

    St. Louis Scot

    Sep 16, 2013
    Austin, Tx
    Do yo play a G&L? What model(s) do you play? What do like/dislike the most? Pics?
  2. My new USA-made L-2500 that I've owned for about nine weeks has become a favorite very quickly.

    I think it's an exceptionally good bass, in every way that matters to me.

    This is an actual photo, taken by the good folks at Bass San Diego, who I bought it from. Fine folks to do business with.

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  3. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Ummm, yes. Tons of us do! I and many others on TB have owned & gigged lots of them since the early '80's. good luck exploring!
  4. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    G&L makes super nice instruments. I've got an ASAT that is just killer.
  5. bassbenj


    Aug 11, 2009
    Yup. Super-nice.

    I've got a pair of L2500 blueburst USA in fretted and fretless which along with my L2500 tribute bar bass are my main axes these days since I've dropped back to 5 strings. The versatility of this group defies belief!

    If only G&L made that crew in 6 strings too!

    (of course with the L2X00 basses you have to be into chunky necks, and knobosity which I am)
  6. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    ASATs are kinda nice.
  7. JSpradBass


    Mar 3, 2013
    Columbus, OH
    I am a huge G&L fan. The build quality, tone & tonal versatility, playability, options, colors; they're everything I'm looking for in a bass guitar.


  8. Recently snagged a new MJ-4. It came with DA SS rounds which gave it an almost clinical or sterile sound, not much warmth. Not a 'bad' sound, but not great.

    Switched to TI Jazz Rounds, now it sounds expressive and musical. One of those basses that needs the right strings to unlock its potential.

  9. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    look at my TB profile:

    Current Setup:
    detuned basses:

    Yamaha Attitude Ltd II lava red
    Yamaha Attitude Ltd II all black
    Squier active deluxe Jazz V
    G&L L2500 Premium (3TS)
    G&L L2500 Premium (IQS)
    G&L L2500 Premium (BLB)
    G&L L2500 "carved"
    regular basses:

    Epiphone T-Bird Classic (Hipshot GB7)
    Yamaha Rbx350 (EMGhz/Hipshot GB7)
    [#Yamaha Attitude Std (2xWillPower)]
    [#Yamaha Bbx424 Tbs (Hipshot BT7)]
    [#Yamaha Bbn5 WS]
    [#G&L L2500 Tribute]
    [#G&L L2000 Premium (WillPower/BT7)]
    [#Squier CV Jazz (dual Quarter Pound)]
    Squier active deluxe Jazz V (dual SCN)
    Fender S.Harris WestHam Utd Precision
    Fender Precision jr. (Model1)+(ModelP)
    TraceElliot T-Bass T-2
    Eko Florence Acoustic

    [#my brother's basses]

  10. JSpradBass


    Mar 3, 2013
    Columbus, OH
    That MJ4 is killer. I almost bought that instead of my M2500.
  11. I play a 2009 US made G&L L-2000 (with K switch, matching headstock and #8 neck):


  12. That's beautiful!
  13. Thanks--love how it plays and sounds, it's a keeper. :bassist:
  14. TGLbass


    Aug 20, 2010
    I spent over $1000 on a G&L . I played it at home and it sounded fine. I played it at a gig and it had no cut thru sound. The tones kind of all ran together and it sounded muddy, dull and not good. I adjusted of course-- to no avail. I played at another gig in a different room where my P and J sound great. Poo Poo I tell you. I got rid of it . So not everyone has a good experience. Every company on Earth that makes guitars has some duds. I seem to end up with a few- now and then. I just move on. Unless it's a Fender I never go back to the brand . Once bitten twice shy.
  15. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    What are/were the genre you were playin' and equalization and fxchain when you didn't cut thru?

    Just curious:
    I'm probably a bit partial over here, yet I play dowtuned thrash metal (also) with a two active seven string guitar attack in the band and obligatory double bass drum aplenty, and chose G&Ls a long time ago essentially for their attitude to authoritatively sit in a so crowded, compressed mix.

  16. bassbenj


    Aug 11, 2009
    I know what you mean. Fender NEVER turns out a dud bass!


    I like my GnLs for their range and ability to become agressive. If I want to cut through the mix like nothing else I play my Modulus not my Fenders.
  17. NWB


    Apr 30, 2008
    Kirkland, WA
    I don't play a G&L.

    I play three G&Ls! Not all at once of course.

    A JB, an M2500, and an SB-2.
  18. sratas


    Dec 15, 2007
    Parma, Italy
    G&L JB special edition 2012 here...

    great bass, a beautiful work of art, and most important, it has tone for days..

    at the price of a Fender Deluxe jazz there is no battle.

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