G&L SB-2

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pukeboy66, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. pukeboy66


    Oct 23, 2005
    iGreetings TBers! I come to you from MX bearing a question
    I've recently taken a liking to the G&L SB-2
    Only to find out that it lacks a tone knob. How much a burden would this impose on me?
    Would I be better off getting a Schecter Elite 4 instead?
  2. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I've played them and I think they are decent sounding basses. Remember, you can always use your amp's tone knob. :D
  3. pukeboy66


    Oct 23, 2005
    why thank you :).
  4. I have a SB-2, it's an excellent bass! I have not found a need for a tone control, between the amp and the two volume controls I have enough variation for my needs.

    But, if you want to mod it to have a tone control, some of the guys over at the Dudepi have performed that mod. They can direct you on the "how to"...
  5. pukeboy66


    Oct 23, 2005
    i didnt see much need for one either i was just wondering

    but it seems ive hit another snag. i cannot seem to find a website that carries them:( even ebay has failed me.
  6. New or used?
  7. pukeboy66


    Oct 23, 2005
    pref. new but beggers cant be choosers.
  8. I don't see any new/used on their sites, but they are bigger G&L dealers. They might have one in stock or on the way...

    Link 1

    Link 2

    I saw a used one about a week ago on another web site, but it's gone now. I'll keep lookin'.
  9. pukeboy66


    Oct 23, 2005
    thanks man
  10. pukeboy66


    Oct 23, 2005
    BTW how much did you pay for yours?
  11. I got lucky a few years ago, found it used on some web site from the south... $400. They generally go used on Ebay for $700 range..
  12. pukeboy66


    Oct 23, 2005
    awesome ... thats not so bad i was expecting your usual 1000-1500 price range :)
  13. Here is a new one, Link

    A Tribute SB. Link
  14. pukeboy66


    Oct 23, 2005
    are tributes any good?
  15. FenderHotRod


    Sep 1, 2004
    Hell yeah!!!!
  16. pukeboy66


    Oct 23, 2005
    so what would the difference between an american made gl and a tribute be?
  17. I never touched a Tribute, but from what I understand the only real differences are; the neck is not bi-cut, the electronics are not all American made (pups are US, the SB-2 does not have a preamp like the L2000, so no difference), and the pots are not top notch (who cares, easily replaced if they start to suck).
  18. pukeboy66


    Oct 23, 2005
    so.. really theres hardly any difference?
  19. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    I play G&L's....one of my SB-2's has the tone control mod done to it.

    I still run the tone knob wide open anyway. LOL