G&L Tribute M-2500 vs L-2500

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lowendpurveyor, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. I am a G&L fan and am contemplating the addition of a Tribute M-2500 to the family. Just wondering how it compares to its elders. I love the versatility of my L-2500 and am guessing the M-2500 is more modern in sound but am not sure about the other aspects that may differ apart from the electronics. For one thing I love the sound of the L-2500 in passive mode. Can the M-2500 be played in passive mode? Can it get an old school sound as well as the modern sound? Thanks.
  2. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    I owned a 90s L2000 for years, loved it, but wanted a different color. So I sold it and ordered a new L2000 from Gearhounds. Then I watched this video review of the M2000:

    Which made me want an M2000 too. Lol. So now I am getting both.

    Don't know much about the Tribute series but bang for buck can't be beat on a U.S. G&L.
    If you get one, call Erik Taylor at Gearhounds.com, tell him Tim from Omaha sent you. They are running heavy discount promotions all the time and you won't find a better deal on a factory-direct new G&L.
  3. bassbenj


    Aug 11, 2009
    The obvious TB answer is you want them both! I've got a bunch of L2500 basses and love what they do. And if I had no other modern active basses I'd have added a M2500, but truth is I've got a bunch of standard active more or less modern basses and an M2500 would just be sort of redundant for me. But for you? You have to decide that.