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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Dec 4, 2013.
So what’s the narrow string spacing like? I have an L2K with the 1 3/4” nut and I like the wide spacing. Does the extra string seem to make it feel more like a 1 1/2” nut width?
Mine is a 20 fret and it set up great , no problem with the intonation . Plenty of room for adjustment . This picture is after I set it up .
That finish is beautiful!
Holy moly!! I'm really digging that subtle sparkle finish. Gorgeous !
Thanks , I didn't know if I would like the finish when I ordered but it looks great . The picture is pretty close to the color . I love it !
There is a sunburst and maple necked L2000 Tribute for sale 3 miles away from me for $425. Having a very hard time not messaging the seller.
I messaged him.
You did the right thing.
Wow, you lasted five minutes! Most of us probably wouldn’t have made it that long.
Full disclosure, it's been for sale for a week or two. It was just on my mind a lot today.
So I find myself @ a year on with this beauty, and am as blown away now as I was out of the gate. I'm trying to learn a little more about the finer details and thought I'd ask here:
1) Is the pickup in standard P land?
2) What is the 411 on the pickup? Anything unique to it?
Basically, I am amazed at the versatility. It seems like with hand placement and tone control adjustments I'm able to get a lot more variety than I'd expect from a single pickup bass.
And by the way, again, Greg is the man. Please at least consider @RocketMusic for your G&L (and other!) needs. He really goes the extra mile.
Definitely in P-land. I replaced the pickup in mine with a Lindy Fralin pickup, which for me is the P-bass sound I hear in my head. The stock G&L pickup in the LB-100 is very close to that, and thus I think pretty much smack in the classic P-bass sound. And you're right, as a class of instruments, "P-basses" are ridiculously versatile for the simplicity of their design. I played my '68 Fender P and nothing else for more than 20 years in a shockingly wide range of genres and between fingerstyle/thumb/pick, hand placement, palm muting, and tone control tweaking was able to get a perfectly viable tone in all of it. I still have that bass, although I don't take it out much anymore, and the LB-100 does what that Fender does, and in someways it's more resonant, lighter (in Empress), and very, very pretty (which that Fender ain't anymore).
I forget when this happened, but based on pickguardheaven's LB-100 offerings I think it was around 2015...
G&L actually moved the pickup location to be exactly like a Precision sometime around 2015. Prior to that, the pickup was biased towards the bridge just a smidge (like 1/4" or so). So now when you buy a replacement pickguard for an LB-100, you actually need to know the year your bass was built if you want one that fits right.
** EDIT - oh, and thanks for the kind words, Josh! **
The LB-100 pickup is wound at 10,500 turns, vs the standard P at 10,000 turns, so it’s effectively a 5% overwind. Otherwise, pretty normal P pickup design.
I'm definitely new to the whole P bass thing as a player, and this is the first which really stuck with me. Thanks for the feedback!
Bam! It sure seemed to me to be in the traditional place, and it sounds like that's the deal. Hope all is well!
Now there's the skinny! Love it! And it explains that smidge of extra bite it seems to have when one digs in a little bit. Gracias!
Hi folks. I love the crackle paint aluminium(?) scratch plate on my SB1 and would love to have a matching one made for a pre EB Musicman. I think someone here mentioned where they had one made for their G&L but I can’t find the link. Any ideas? I’m in the UK though so perhaps I can find someone here if you guys know the type of paint etc?
Tone-Guard appears to make a MusicMan powder coated aluminum guard. US based company, but appears to offer international shipping. Note I have not used them; I just recall seeing them mentioned before. You might also be able to find one on Reverb or Etsy.