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GAS attack

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sigterm, Apr 23, 2003.

  1. sigterm

    sigterm Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2003
    Atlanta G of A
    well ive got bad gas right now. im torn between two new basses. on one hand id like a g&l sb-2 and on the other (which i played and was nearly sold on today) the fender american dlx precision.

    i dont think im gonna have a chance to play the sb-2 before i bought it, id have to have it special ordered. the fender ive played and im in love. both are about the same in price i spose, the fender is 1200 and i think the g&l is about the same, although an old book listed it at 900. whats your opinions on these two basses, how do they compare tonally?

  2. sigterm

    sigterm Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2003
    Atlanta G of A
    also that fender would be with the rosewood board, i dont like maple too much.[​IMG]
  3. Never played the G&L, but I have played the Fender. Really nice bass, set up well with a nice sound to it. Also really liked the looks. If you go to Guitar center I know their blowing out some stuff. My vote goes to the fender.
  4. birminghambass

    birminghambass Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2002
    Birmingham, AL
    I played both extensively before getting the G&L. IMHO the active electronics in the Fender really take away from the quality of tones produced buy the passive pickups. The G&L however is a MONSTER! Very hot signal but still very organic. Also I have owned 5 Fenders and 2 G&L's and the quality and construction of the G&L's are far superior to the Fenders.
  5. superphat


    Sep 30, 2001
    personally, i'd go with the G&L, but if you tried the fender and "love" it, then i can't see why you'd even have this dilemma? seems like a no-brainer to me! :)
    (good luck, either way)