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NBD: G&L L2500 Tribute

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassfootballguy, Jul 10, 2014.


  1. bassfootballguy

    bassfootballguy Spectacularly Average Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2007
    A small, small town
    Terrific bass. I have had the gamut of five string basses and this one is excellent. Came with deluxe G&L gig bag and just is a fine bass.
    B string is a little weaker than the other ones, but great tone and very smooth playability.
    The tone is typical L2K - great bark and bite but capable of smoother tones, too.
    Here it is:
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  2. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    I've never been more impressed with value for dollar ratio than when I bought my L2500 Tribute. Easily one of the nicest basses I ever owned and every day I regret it a little more that I sold it. The case is top notch, right up there with Mono, IMO. The tone wasn't my thing ultimately, but damn...I miss that bass.
     
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  3. LowEZ

    LowEZ Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2011
    Central NJ
    Congrats! I had one as well and was also stunned by the quality at that price point. Try a .135 tapered B. I always liked them on my 34" 5'ers.
     
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  4. Guinness20

    Guinness20

    Jan 24, 2013
    Liverpool, UK
    Congrats dude, serios bass envy!
     
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  5. punkjazzben

    punkjazzben

    Jun 26, 2008
    Australia
    Awesome!

    Mine is in transit as we speak. Blueburst and rosewood.

    Hard to find a TBer that doesn't like these basses, and the AU$655 price was hard to beat.

    Hope you're enjoying it!
     
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  6. bassfootballguy

    bassfootballguy Spectacularly Average Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2007
    A small, small town
    The more I play this beast the more I like it.
    The B string isn't super taut and there is some tight string spacing, but the spacing actually benefits my smaller hands and the B - even open - is not flabby.
    Overall, this is a base that does the Nuke LaLoosh - it announces it's presence with authority! Such a fine instrument and if the Tribute is THIS good, I can scarcely imagine how good the U.S. model must be!
    I am thoroughly pleased.
     
  7. tallmanitw

    tallmanitw

    Jan 2, 2012
    Just bought the USA version on eBay for $950. Best I've played, and now is #1 go-to axe in a stable that includes a Stingray, a Rickenbacker 4003, an Alembic Élan, a 79 Jazz bass, and a Line 6 Variax 705
     
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  8. bassfootballguy

    bassfootballguy Spectacularly Average Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2007
    A small, small town
    Used it today at a gig and it just hummed thru the Aguilar rig! Made me come straight home and take down the for sale/trade thread.
    It is staying put!
     

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