NBD: Flamed Punch Machine

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by scubaduba, May 11, 2018.

  1. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    My new G&L L2500 arrived from Fullerton and it's a beauty. These things play themselves and will punch you in the gut. Serious B string and in your face big tone.

    Decked out with flamed maple blackburst top over ash body.

    Ebony fingerboard with no dot markers.

    Body binding.

    Quartersawn light tint gloss neck and headstock. I had the factory skip the model number on the headstock.

    Single coil mode too.

    Did I say it sounds huge? Man oh man.

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    I'm probably going to leave it in passive and parallel on the pups most of the time. Hardly needs the preamp as bass and treble pots work the same ok no active or passive. Man, Leo got it bright with his last creation.
     
  2. That is a great looking bass. I haven't had the opportunity to play a G&L bass since I have never seen one in stores. I really really don't need any more basses but if I came across one that looked like yours I might not be able to resist.

    Rick B.
     
  3. keto

    keto

    Mar 3, 2016
    Edmonton
    Rick, let me help you with that GAS. Got mine late last year, custom ordered white body & neck binding.
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  4. Is that an actual carved-top? Or does the flame and burst give that illusion?
    Sweet, man!

    If I had the scratch, I’d get a Kiloton 5 and a JB-5...together with my L2500 and call it a day!
     
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  5. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    It's not carved, just looks like it because of the flaming. It's really cool that you can see the flaming in the natural binding portion too.
     
  6. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Yowzah! That looks great!
     
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  7. Sands

    Sands Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2016
    That is a fantastic looking L2500. The smoked flame and natural binding easily makes this the nicest looking G&L L2xxx I have ever seen. Super nice!!!!!!
     
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  8. Resonance129

    Resonance129

    Feb 15, 2011
    Purgatory
    Wow, thats a nice lookin L2500. There's a green marble finish that was always my favorite, but this one may have replaced it. Gorgeous.
     
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  9. 1983L2000

    1983L2000

    Jun 1, 2010
    Switzerland
    That flaming and the natural binding - very special, it's really a beauty.
     
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  10. Bassworship1

    Bassworship1 Inactive

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    Good looking bass for sure. I've never had the chance to play one of these basses.
     
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  11. klejst

    klejst Guest

    Oct 5, 2010
    Cool! Love that color!
     
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  12. Ghastly

    Ghastly

    Oct 18, 2015
    Ravenholm
    Wow!
     
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  13. Beauty!
     
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  14. lug

    lug Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    That is a once-in-a-lifetime bass.
     
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  15. Up the dose

    Up the dose

    Mar 10, 2013
    Beautiful bass! G&L has some really beautiful colors. That's stunning!
     
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  16. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    that ax really looks nice! hope it plays great for you! congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
     
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  17. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Central Ohio
    That’s super nice, @scubaduba! Congrats! How hefty is it?
     
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  18. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Not to bad. Like 9.5 lbs.
     
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  19. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Oh man. You've got to try one. This is the definition of punch and big tone.
     
  20. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    This thing just kills. Super easy to play and just huge in the tone department.
     
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