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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
    Vermont
    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 Supporting Member

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

    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
    Kentucky
    ASATs are kinda nice.
     
  7. JSpradBass

    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.

    JB
    100_1727_zps7de947c3.

    M2500
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  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.

    101_1565_zps16b99a3a.
    101_1566_zpscdec2920.
     
  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]


    Cheers,
    Wallace
     
  10. JSpradBass

    JSpradBass

    Mar 3, 2013
    Columbus, OH
    That MJ4 is killer. I almost bought that instead of my M2500.
     
  11. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

    I play a 2009 US made G&L L-2000 (with K switch, matching headstock and #8 neck):

    L2000-516293_zps914c78fd.
     

  12. That's beautiful!
     
  13. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

    Thanks--love how it plays and sounds, it's a keeper. :bassist:
     
  14. TGLbass

    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.

    Cheers,
    Wallace
     
  16. bassbenj

    bassbenj

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

    :bag:

    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

    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

    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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