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L-2500 Tribute Issues

Discussion in 'G&L Bass Forum' started by Mike H, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. Mike H

    Mike H Senior bassist Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2006
    Three questions. Answers and opinions welcome.

    1) Would Hipshot HB1s fit/work fine on an L-2500
    Tribute? Would it be worth the upgrade?

    2) Has anyone had experience with the humongous
    Thomastik .136 B-string being too big for the nut on
    an L-2500 Tribute? Given that these strings will be a
    permanent installation, is it a good idea to open the
    nut groove to accomodate this beast?

    3) What about scoring out the hole in the bridge so
    that the huge B-string can be accomodated as a
    string-though? Too extreme? (Again, these strings
    are fo'evah.)
  2. I believe the Tributes use USA hardware and pickups, so I wouldn't think it worth the "upgrade" - if it really would be.

    Filing a nut slot is no big deal - relatively easy and a new nut's not that expensive if you screwed it up. Might want to have your tech take care of it for you though.

    I definitely wouldn't go to the extreme of scoring out a hole in the bridge. You might think about a switch to lighter guage strings...
  3. darkside 88

    darkside 88

    Feb 23, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    Tributes use lower quality tuners. Bridge is foreign too, but the quality is identical.

    The tuners aren't bad, but with those Hipshots you can feel secure.

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