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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by shackled, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. shackled


    Jun 25, 2009
    Western NY
    Hey guys!
    I've been looking for a Jazz bass for a while now.
    Today I saw a G&L Trib JB-2 at a local shop for what I consider to be a good price. Has anyone had any experience with these? It feels and sounds good; I just want to get some feedback on this bass if at all possible.
    Thanks in advance! :)
  2. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper Fender, EBMM, Rickenbacker, BSX. I'm Marc! Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    East Meadow, NY, USA
    Happy new year in NYC!

    Owned two G&Ls. They're generally very good basses. Never played the JB2, but if it feels good to you, then I would say go for it.
  3. I love my Tribute JB 2.
  4. 1954bassman


    Jun 7, 2004
    Hickory, NC
    Probably a great bass.
  5. shackled


    Jun 25, 2009
    Western NY
    Thanks, guys. I'm basically trying to talk myself into this. More research is in order.
  6. loanqotr


    Jan 1, 2013
    Happy new year in NYC![​IMG]
  7. bassbenj


    Aug 11, 2009
    Well if you are trying to talk yourself into it, you've come to the right place! TB is your one stop source of GAS!
  8. Hello Music had the Tribute JB-2 for $329 new the past couple of weeks...
  9. My first G&L was a Tribute JB-2. I now have a pair of US specimens. They are excellent mod platforms, but one should be aware of the fact that the Tribute models have identical pickup routing, whereas the USA ones have graduated routing, like a Fender.
  10. shackled


    Jun 25, 2009
    Western NY
    Thanks for that. Unfortunately, they're sold out... :meh:
  11. TheAnalogKid

    TheAnalogKid Yer Doin' GREAT!!!!

    Dec 7, 2011
    Tacoma, WA
    Any chance you looked into a Schecter 'Diamond J'? I'll grant that the pups and pickguard make it looka little weird but you either like it or dislike it. On the fence myself about pulling the trigger on one, a "blemished" for ~300 and change.

    This is the one I'm leaning towards:

    Schecky DJ.
  12. shackled


    Jun 25, 2009
    Western NY
    No, I haven't. That's a nice looking bass, though.
    This is the model I'm looking at. It's kind of similar.

    Attached Files:

  13. TheAnalogKid

    TheAnalogKid Yer Doin' GREAT!!!!

    Dec 7, 2011
    Tacoma, WA

    Cool! When I linked to Hello Music and saw the G&L Tribby JB at 329, my eyes bugged out like a character out of a 1940s cartoon. When I notice the "Sold Out", I thought: "awww, damn!". G&Ls have a special place in my heart; I used to own one.
  14. Subersibo

    Subersibo Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2010
    Elk Grove, CA 95757
    I say go for it. My jb2 tribute has been a very dependable workhorse. Many basses have come and gone over the last 3 yrs but this has stayed with me. It's just so comfortable to play and always sounds great.
  15. shackled


    Jun 25, 2009
    Western NY
    I did go for it! And I'm loving it.