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NBD: G&L SB-2

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by got_the_bug, Jan 11, 2020.


  1. got_the_bug

    got_the_bug Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2007
    NH
    This was unexpected...popped up on my favorite local music store’s site. My last G&L bass was a Tom Hamilton signature ASAT that was beautiful and sounded great, but I found it uncomfortable to play (slab body, sharp edges).

    2013 G&L SB-2...Candy Apple Red Metallic with matching headstock...I couldn’t resist!!!
     

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  2. scottm

    scottm Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2005
    Virginia
    Very sharp, congratulations!

    -ScottM
     
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  3. got_the_bug

    got_the_bug Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2007
    NH
    Thanks! Love it so far...
     
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  4. Maxdusty

    Maxdusty

    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    Nice! Are you going to leave it as is or put a tone knob on it?
     
  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I love that red!
     
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  6. MrNylon

    MrNylon "ROAD REX" Supporting Member

    Congrats! I had an SB-2 made up years ago. I wished I'd hung on to it.
     
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  7. Tommyc

    Tommyc

    Nov 11, 2015
    Midwest
    And a Quarter sawn No. 8 neck to boot!
     
  8. got_the_bug

    got_the_bug Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2007
    NH
    After researching a bit more, I know now there is a SB-2T...I did read up beforehand to understand that many were able to alter the tone via the volume knob on the J pickup, especially, so I’m going to see how that works...
     
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  9. got_the_bug

    got_the_bug Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2007
    NH
    Thanks! It’s pretty...I changed the strings to some GHS Boomers because the existing ones were shot, and because the red silks matched! :)
     
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  10. Maxdusty

    Maxdusty

    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    It is possible, if you think of the jazz bridge pickup as essentially the "tone" control of the bass - it's not really a PJ bass in the way most are but more a P Bass with a jazz bass pickup used for tone. the MFD jazz bass pickup soloed doesn't really sound all that good anyway.
    I owned an unaltered Tribute SB2 previously, and when I thought of it this way, I found it easier to dial in the "tone" I wanted. I didn't mod the bass the whole time I owned it, but in retrospect, had I owned it a bit longer I probably would have done the mod.
     
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  11. lildrgn

    lildrgn

    Jul 11, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    What a beauty. Congrats! I love my SB-2 from 1996!!

    SB-2 closeup.jpg
     
  12. Basshappi

    Basshappi

    Feb 12, 2007
    Tucson,AZ
    Matching headstock really makes it pop, Congrats!
     
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  13. PaulS

    PaulS

    Jan 19, 2016
    New Jersey
    Great color, congrats and enjoy!
     
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  14. Maxdusty

    Maxdusty

    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    Especially in that candy apple red. Great looking bass.
     
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  15. got_the_bug

    got_the_bug Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2007
    NH
    Looks aren’t everything, I know, but I am a sucker for matching headstocks! :laugh:
     
  16. Congrats! The SB-2 has been on my GAS list for a long time. One like this except with a black pick guard.

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  17. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    red is fun! glad the ax "fits" better! congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
     
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  18. Very nice, love the color!
     
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  19. MynameisMe

    MynameisMe Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2018
    Jax Florida
    Nice!
     
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  20. got_the_bug

    got_the_bug Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2007
    NH
    G&L does awesome metal flake finishes...the ASAT I owned was red metal flake with silver metal flake binding...it was striking!
     
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