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Issue with my G&L Tribute L2000, bridge pickup not level

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Myrriad, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. Myrriad

    Myrriad Banned

    Oct 11, 2012
    I'd ordered this bass (B-Stock) with the only issue listed being a few light scratches on the back of the bass, but when I received the bass, I noticed a very severe issue, the bridge pickup wasn't level...by about half an inch.






    Both for comparison:


    I've plugged the bass in, played through it a bit, and the sound seems to be OK, no distortion or any odd sounds, though when using the rear pickup selector, the E and A strings were very quiet. I doubt this is intended, but is this something worth shipping the bass back for, or is this something I could easily fix by myself, or a local guitar shop could take care of?
  2. wvbass


    Mar 1, 2004
    Ship it back? Really? I'm not sure why it is jammed down on the one side, but take those two screws out to unbind it and then put them back in. Worst case, you put some padding under the pickup if the springs are missing.
  3. Myrriad

    Myrriad Banned

    Oct 11, 2012
    I've been reading around, and the advice I see is to just add some foam (from a mousepad or something) underneath the pickup to support it back in place on the side that it's fallen in. Would this work?
  4. yes...it would work
  5. p.s. where would ya order a B-stock G&L L-2000... I'd love another one....I don't care at all about the physical condition... as long as it's straight and plays...
  6. Myrriad

    Myrriad Banned

    Oct 11, 2012
    Black Maple:


    Blueburst Maple:


    Blueburst Rosewood:


    Natural Rosewood:

  7. Myrriad

    Myrriad Banned

    Oct 11, 2012
    Also, is this an issue that could be caused by something else, or should it just be a simple solution of supporting the pickup?
  8. why do they call em "B"?
  9. Myrriad

    Myrriad Banned

    Oct 11, 2012
    Means a physical defect. In my case, the pickup fell in and there's a small scratch on the back. Just look at the pictures they provide and you can see what the issue is.
  10. Is the manufacturers warranty void?