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G&L or Spector

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by NineSpine, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. NineSpine


    Jun 19, 2007
    I currently have a G&L L2K and Ive been considering selling it and getting an L-2500. My band plays a full step down though and Ive had floppiness and boominess problems on the G&L, although loving it intensely otherwise.

    Ive been looking into Spector basses and for a similar price as an L-2500, I can get a Spector Euro Rebop 5-String in a 35-inch scale.

    Generally, I play hard rock and some metal. My band has a fairly "big" sound in the vein of Isis or Neurosis so I need something that is going to simultaneously hold that up while cutting through. Sustain is important to me, very important.

    Im having a very hard time with this decision, as I dont want to part ways with my G&L (a neccessity as I dont have much money to get a new one without selling the old one) and then be unhappy with the new G&L or Spector.

    If anyone has any experience with either of these basses, or even has any other suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated. Even if you could suggest a 4-String that would be very good or a solution to my boominess and floppiness on the G&L (Yes, my strings are heavy, 110 DRs) it would help me out A LOT!
  2. TeeMartin


    Jul 18, 2006
    I think you need heavier strings, not a new bass. I've strung 4 string 34" Spectors BEAD and it worked ok.
  3. you do not need anything other than a G&L. My L-2500....has actually kept me away from this site for over a year now... I have no GAS anymore.
  4. ConspiracyBass

    ConspiracyBass Leo Got It Right.

    Jan 22, 2007
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Not sure what tuning your in, but you could use heavier gauge strings and see if that would work out. Most B strings are .130 or .128. So you could just buy a medium 5 string set and throw away the G.
  5. NOLA Bass

    NOLA Bass Mr. Worst Case Scenario Man Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2005
    New Orleans LA
    Endorsing artist: Bergantino Audio Systems
    Heavier strings make a world of difference. We tune to DGCF and it is fine tuned down. that being said, my spectors work great tuned down for what it is worth.
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