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G&L's B string is okay ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by gdBass, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. gdBass


    Dec 18, 2012
    Hi there, I'm new here and my name is Gabriel .

    I'm thinking about get a g&l l-2500 and the last thing I wanna know about it is if it has a nice B string . So, someone ? :meh:
  2. worxforme

    worxforme Self Actualized Bad Speller

    Dec 10, 2009
    LAnsing MI
    I've owner several and I'd say yes.
  3. topcat2069


    Dec 2, 2007
    Palm Springs
    The one I owned was very good to great..... I use a 130 B string

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  4. Fair Warning

    Fair Warning Deliverin' the Goods! Supporting Member

    Final outcome is always dependent on the strings you choose. My L-2500 sounded great with a 130.....
  5. gdBass


    Dec 18, 2012
    Thanks :D Now I'm decided .
  6. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Phillipsburg, NJ
    Mine was fantastic with EB Slinky's. L-2500's can be pretty heavy. I know all basses can But I played quite a few that were
  7. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    My old L2500 had an awesome B. I used to string it with a DR .125.
  8. willsellout

    willsellout Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2002
    Key West, FL
    I personally found the L2500's B string lacking. I like the M2500's, and my L1505 has a killer B string.
  9. Lorenzini


    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    I have an L2500 with an amazing B string. My 2nd bass ever, and it is still one of the best B strings I've ever had.
  10. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    Yet, G&L is way better...
    I discovered them relatively recently: B string very present and effective, and I play a full step downtuned, so you guess.

  11. bassbenj


    Aug 11, 2009
    Yes, way better. I've got three L2500s: two USA and a Tribby. All have great B strings. Note I demand that all my basses have B strings that give a fretted E pretty much indistinguishable from the open E on the next string. They all do this quite nicely.

    The G&L Bs are much better than my Fender Deluxe V B but are worse than the "to die for" B on my Modulus, but it's a carbon neck and 35" scale.
  12. woodsideh


    Feb 19, 2009
    Charlotte, NC
    I have owned 2 2500's. They are great sounding basses if you can get used to the 17mm string spacing.. I never could...
  13. MaddAnthony_59

    MaddAnthony_59 Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2006
    Columbus, IN
    I Channel Surf During Commercials. (Drives my Wife CRAZY!!!)
    +1 on the L1505's Killer Bee!
  14. gdBass


    Dec 18, 2012
    someone once told me that the USA model has a better B string than tribute's . Is it true ?
  15. willsellout

    willsellout Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2002
    Key West, FL
    I've not noticed a difference.
  16. Hotblack

    Hotblack Pay the cost to be the boss. Supporting Member

    May 20, 2002
    Provided content for Genzler Amplification
    Nah. The overall feel of the USA model is a little nicer, but not by much. Unless you have cash to burn (or need a fretless) you should be just fine with a Tribute.