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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jason Hale, Sep 29, 2002.
I'm thinking of buying a G&L L2500. Describe what your's sounds like and some it's pros and cons.
Hard to describe what they sound like because they get lots of sounds. Very versatile electronics package. Very solid and clean construction. Usually can be had for a very good price nowadays if you buy used. That's the pros.
Cons: Although I really like the G&L L2000, I've not heard a G&L 5-string with what I consider to be an acceptable B-string. I know that others are satisfied with theirs, but IMO they aren't on a par with a Stingray 5 (which is in the same price range). I also find them to be very heavy.
Just like anything else, try several and choose the one that feels and sounds the best.
I've had one since August,and all I need to say is the the L2000 series is beautiful.In my opinion,these are the pro's and con's:
This bass is full of sustain
Diverse range of sounds
individual adjustable p^ magnets
it is smooth as hell
it can be string thru body,or thru bridge
there are 3 knobs and 3 levers(p^s,bass boost\cut,preamp on\off\treble boost.so the sound is super customizeable
The feel is so different that your playing style can be altered
It needs a tad more action once you get it
The Magnetic Field Humbuckers are so powerful that you shouldn't play near a TV or Monitor,cuz the electricty will make you feel ****ty
I hope you get to purchase it,I am in love with mine, and a lot of people I know a lot of people that say it is the best bass you can get your hands on for under $2000 w\o custom jobs.
I've owned 2 L-2500 & 2 L-5500 & the B's on all of them were excpetional. The older L-2500's that were made out of solid Ash were VERY heavy but the newer oner that have the American Tilia (poplar) w/Ash top are much lighter. I'd sat go for it. I don't think that you will be disappointed.