G&L L2000 vs. L1500 - and what happened to SB's

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by asherd, Mar 23, 2001.

  1. asherd


    Jan 7, 2001
    Since the prices are so similar, I'm wondering why people buy L1500's instead of L2000's. To me it just looks like an L2000 without a neck pickup. Is it possible to get the same sound with an L2000 using only the bridge pickup? Also, does G&L still make the SB 1 and 2? I would love to have a more fenderish type of G&L. They should make one like a Jazz Bass!
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    The pick up in the L 1500 is positioned slightly different than the Bridge p/u in the L 2000. You can get similar tones, but not exactly. I have an L-2000 & its' one of the most versatile basses I've ever played. The SB-1 is discontinued but they still make SB-2. They just released a J style bass & it is called the JB-2. Hmm, I wonder what the JB stands for?:) <a href=http://www.glguitars.com/CatalogTOC.html">Click here</a> for more info on all G&L basses.
    <img src="http://www.glguitars.com/instruments/JB2/JB2s.jpg">
  3. The SB-2 is a fantastic bass - my favourite passive bass that I've owned (including several old Fenders). Because of the pickup designs, it is an extremely verstatile instrument for replicating "Fender" tones - use just the neck pickup for a great P sound - use both pickups for a great J sound. Because of the way the bridge pickup is voiced, when combined with the P pickup, it actually sounds the most like a true Jazz bass than any P/J I've ever heard. In fact, I'd definitely say the SB-2 sounds more like both a P and J than a Fender Jazz will ever sound like a Precision.