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G&L SB-1 vs LB-100

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Various777, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. Various777


    Feb 7, 2014
    Hi All,

    Does anyone have any experience of the G&L SB-1 or LB-100? What are the main differences and how do they compare to a their Fender counterparts? If anyone owns either of them I'd like to hear your opinions and any recommendations or thoughts on the different specifications G&L offer would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks in advance!!
  2. Rosebud


    Jan 3, 2007
  3. Bassisgood4U

    Bassisgood4U Banned

    Jan 30, 2014
    I've owned many Precision basses, along with a 1984 SB1.

    The G&L's are put together flawlessly, and are made with better materials, but the design isn't quite as eye catching as the standard Fender Precision. In this case, I'd rather just have the Fender.

    Now, if you were talking about some of the less Fender-ish G&L's,, I'd have to pick an El Toro, or an L2000 over the Fender Precision.
  4. If these two basses were Corvette Stingrays, then the SB-1 would have the L-82 engine, while the LB-100 would have the L-48 engine.

    The SB-1 bass has big balls. The MFD split-coil pickup is hot.

    With an alnico pickup, the LB-100 is essentially the side-by side upsell to the Fender Precision bass.

    The SB-1 is the side-by side upgrade to the LB-100.