G&L L-2000 passive preamp question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fourstringdrums, Dec 2, 2003.

  1. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    San Antonio
    I just got my L-2000 and its awesome :) But I just have one question.. When putting the bass in passive mode, why do the treble and bass controls still work? Its cutting out the battery so shouldn't they do nothing? Are they acting more like tone controls than treble and bass?
  2. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    that's one of the major hit in the design of the L2000 bass. the tone knobs act the same when the bass is in passive mode too.

    those are cut only controls that shows how brillant is the electronic design in these basses.
  3. craigb

    craigb Supporting Member

    The bass and treble controls are cut-only and are passive in nature so they work in both active and passive modes. It was Leo's idea - voice the pickups with plenty of bass and treble and have passive bass & treble cut controls so you have tone shaping available in all modes.

    I guess Barroso and I were typing at the same time
  4. Mike A

    Mike A Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2002
    What they said.

    The L-series' electronics are excellent.