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L2000 or Diamond P?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Xajuran, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Xajuran


    May 13, 2012
    25 yr player, mostly rock,funk, blues, folk, some metal, some country. Looking for my next bass. What I really want is an American P deluxe with a humbucker at the bridge. What I'm considering is a schecter diamond p, or a G & L L2000 tribute.

    Opinions? Thoughts?

  2. jlepre

    jlepre Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Cedar Knolls, NJ
    I have the 5 string version of the Diamond P, and I love it! So much so I just bought another one. Should be here by the weekend.

    Very usable tones, and the feel is nice for a sub $500 bass.
  3. smeet

    smeet Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    Woodland Hills, CA
  4. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg , Conquest Sound
    I have owned a Schecter and a G & L. I liked the sound of the G & L better but liked the neck on Schecter.
  5. M Sterling

    M Sterling Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I felt this way too, but it got significantly better after raising the bridge pickup closer to the strings.
  6. Xajuran


    May 13, 2012
    I'll admit that surprises me. I thought the G&L would have the better neck.

    what about the tone differences? Do they both have a decent p tone?
  7. Xajuran


    May 13, 2012
    Let me clarify by saying that the American P is not really an option, so I'm trying to solicit opinions regarding the comparison between the L2000 and the Diamond P.

    Thanks in advance!

    (by the way if you can think of a comparably priced alternative to these two, please share)

  8. smeet

    smeet Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    Woodland Hills, CA
    Again, I think you should try the Blacktop Jazz. I haven't tried it, but it looks nice to me. It really is a P bass so it will have that sound perfectly, and it has the P pickup at the bridge, which should be unique and interesting. And it's $499 street price is the same as the Diamond P.
  9. Xajuran


    May 13, 2012
    thanks for the suggestion. I took a look at the fender site, and that jazz looks sharp. I own an American standard jazz, was really looking for something was with a bit more versatility. I'll have to see if i can't find one locally to try.

  10. MontzterMash

    MontzterMash Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2010
    I own a Schecter Riot bass which will be similar except for the electronics, and an L2000, and they're both great (whichever one I'm playing is my favorite bass). They will feel different, and the G&L will likely have better stock electronics.

    I looking for a P bass thing, have you seem a G&L SB-2? That might be worth checking out.
  11. ElKabong


    Apr 16, 2009
    In all honesty, I don't usually play tributes or schecters. If you like fenders and MusicMan's Id go for the L-2000 hands down. I understand the pickups are the same as my usa L-2000 and that thing is awesome. The neck is chunky but imo one of the most solid feeling basses around and it has tone for days, whatever that means.
  12. SJan3

    SJan3 Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2010
    I'll toss in my vote for the L2000. Very versatile electronics with the ability to approach the most popular P and J bass tones along with a host of its own.
  13. Xajuran


    May 13, 2012
    Thank everyone for your help. I am going with the l2000.

  14. kellyrojo


    Feb 16, 2011
    South Carolina
    goooood call!
  15. jlepre

    jlepre Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Cedar Knolls, NJ
    I guess if you have an extra $800 to spend. Kind of comparing apples to oranges
  16. Cartoon007


    Feb 10, 2020
    First post on TB after a lot of reading ... I have a sire p7, and I would like to find her a friend . I narrowed the choice between a L2000 tribute and a schecter diamond p plus (no jazz or p, I want a humbucker as a minimum). I like the ray34 but I'm not sure it's as good quality as the 2 others for the price asked. What do you think ? I think the schecter is great but very difficult to have feedback on it, in the other hand the tribute seems a bit more raw but well constructed... but the neck seems big, I'm afraid too big... Should I consider oher alternatives in style (around 800€)?
    Thank you
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