G&L Tribute L-2000

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sdguyman, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. sdguyman


    Jan 31, 2003
    San Diego
    I've been thinking about purchasing the Tribute 4 string but I have a question about the bridge. I own the American L2500 and love the string through bridge. I went on to Musician's Friend website and did a close up of the guitar. It looks like the premium version does not come with a string through bridge were the non-premium version does. Is this how they come?

    I really want to buy a premium 2000 in natural and maple neck but I also want it to have the string through bridge. Anyone know for sure how they come?

    THanks in advance.
  2. piper2614


    Nov 17, 2004
    Happy Bottom
    ..ive got the premium version and its a standard bridge setup, not string-thru.. ive played several and this is by far my favorite.. soo many variations its insane..

  3. What he said.

    I have two USA L2000's, neither are string through.
  4. The G&L bridge (on the US ones anyway) has a fair bit of metal that goes into the body, not just screwed to the surface of the body like many others. I can't speak to the Tribute bridges, I haven't taken one off to see if they are the same. The US models not having a string through feature isn't anything to worry about, they don't need it. I've only played one Tribute, but it seemed to be close to on par with the US models for what that is worth.
  5. dgce


    Jun 17, 2001
    Massachusetts, USA
    I'm surprised to learn the Premium Tributes are not string through while the Standard models are (you'd think it would be the other way around).

    As far as I know, the current US made G&L models all have a string-thru bridge. I have an older G&L ASAT bass without the string-thru option. I have to tell you, my ASAT rocks! Sure, the string thru option would be nice but as far as I can tell, it doesn't make a damn bit of difference. And for what its worth, the current Music Man Stingrays doesn’t have the string-thru option either.

    Just this past weekend I tried out a few 5 and 4 string Tributes. They were all Premium models (I didn't think to even see if they were string-thru or not) and I have to tell you, they blew everything away even remotely in that price range. The necks may not have as a refined feel of the domestic model, but at half the price or even less, why quibble, right? And hell, you even get a pretty good gig bag to boot. Honestly, I'd been trying out various basses at shops all over central Massachusetts all day before I came across this one shop with the Tributes and I have to say, I was totally blown away by them. Yes, string-thru would be nice, but it’s hardly worth brushing them aside for not having that option. These basses are excellent buys and I'm certain that I will be buying one as a backup to my ASAT and if I finally take the plunge to a 5-string, you can bet it will be a Tribute. I even fell in love with a couple of their guitars too.

    Good luck,

  6. no4mk1


    Feb 21, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    As far as the American models go, G&L does not produce a four banger with a string-through body.

    Only the 5 string basses (the L-2500 and the L-1505) have string-through.

    I can't comment on the Tributes.