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I think I have been turned by my me G&L LB100...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by armybass, Apr 26, 2015.


  1. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001
    image. image. image. image.
    I have always liked P's but mainly with flats and never as my main player. At 45 my ears are changing after 30 years of playing and the unrefined, grunty P Basses all of a sudden are harmonically rich thump machines to my ears. I used to have no attraction to a P but now I do. To scratch that itch I chose a new G&L LB100 from Rocket Music. I have used it on my last two gigs and I have totally enjoyed playing this bass and have gotten rave reviews from my band mates and other musicians on the tone of this bass. It is a sonic bulldozer that inspires booty wiggling from the first thump. Hence the bass faces!
     
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  2. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001
    I obviously don't have this app on my phone down quite yet hmmmmm.
     
  3. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Thanks for the GAS:) That's a Beaut......I'm Thinking LPB for mine.
     
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  4. Root 5

    Root 5

    Nov 25, 2001
    Canada, eh!
    I'm lovin' the goatee man! Awesome! Oh and nice LB 100, too... :bassist:
     
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  5. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    :D
    If you want me to change your title for you, just let me know
     
  6. Tom F

    Tom F Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2003
    Union County, NJ
    I've always been a fan of the SB-1, but somehow have never actually played an LB-100. One thing is for sure - that one is a beaut! Love the matching headstock.

    Do you find the high mass G&L bridge has any significant affect on the tone compared to a Fender P with a vintage style bent metal bridge? With the SB-1 and the L series basses there is so much more going on it's hard to tell what the bridge design contributes.
     
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  7. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001
    Tom, I really can't say that I hear the difference of the G&L bridge. But I find that the bass sounds a little more organic and not as bitey as the Fenders. I like the Fenders a lot but this is such a sweet playing and sounding bass. Looking to get a new M200 very soon too. I love Ed Friedlands G&L videos... he sold me on this one and the M2000.
     
  8. Tom F

    Tom F Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2003
    Union County, NJ
    Thanks Scott. Sounds like a winning combination to me - when it's good it's good! Haven't spent too much time with the M series basses either, but from everything I've read they sound pretty sweet. Should be a great pair with the LB-100.
     
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  9. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001
    Yeah prob gonna use it as my backup to my Lull but yeah that and the LB100 would make a perfect pair. My LB rides with either a Ric or a Roscoe and is tuned to Eb.
     
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  10. lowerclef

    lowerclef

    Nov 10, 2003
    I'm not surprised. I've heard nothing but great things about them! Hope I can try one someday...
     
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  11. R&B

    R&B Both kinds of music: Rhythm AND Blues! Supporting Member

    image. These play like a dream. Mine's 2014, Old School Tobacco Burst.
     
  12. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001
    Whoa! That's beautiful!
     
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  13. tortburst

    tortburst Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2007
    New Jersey
    All bass reviews, rants and raves should come with bass faces
     
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  14. R&B

    R&B Both kinds of music: Rhythm AND Blues! Supporting Member

    ...unless you have a face for radio like me! :D

    armybass, nice specimen there! CAR is a personal fave. And any bass that can induce booty wiggling is clearly doing its job.
     
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  15. jmlee

    jmlee Catgut? Not funny. Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    That last face is how we should all feel playing bass!
     
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  16. Crash 56

    Crash 56

    Mar 13, 2014
    Spokane, Wa.
    I currently have an M2500, that goes to gigs with my Lull M5, I can cover anything with those two! Thinking about an SB2 next....
     
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  17. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001
    My M2000 (just put $ down on it :) is gonna be my 4 string slapper! Will accompany my M5V or SKB5.
     
  18. Fit4pain

    Fit4pain Supporting Member

    May 30, 2012
    San Antonio Texas
    My LB is my main player. I like it with the XL string it came with but I love it with Sadowsky flats. My band mates complain now when I bring a different bass with me. Congrats on a beautiful bass.
     
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  19. bassfootballguy

    bassfootballguy Spectacularly Average Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2007
    A small, small town
    I have been a G&L fan since the last century. :bassist: Seriously, I have had at least one in my "arsenal" since the 90s and now my main bass, the only bass of significance in my life right now, is an LB-100. There is something about the sound - I know it is building a very close approximation of the Fender P, but there is something a tad different. Mine plays like a dream and just hammers when I need a hammer and glides when I need a glider.
    Beautiful basses, folks, beautiful.
     
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  20. Tunaman

    Tunaman

    Dec 26, 2004
    Boston
    Lb 105, it needs to happen
     
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