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NBD G&L Tribute l-2500 tobacco burst, a ton of bass for the $

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Reedt2000, Jul 26, 2017.


  1. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    So a few weeks ago I had two gigs on a Sat and in the middle of the 2nd one the sky opened up and it poured. We were under a canopy but my Warwick corvette got a little wet and there was actually some evidence that the top piece of maple or the thin layer of walnut (or maybe mahogany) between the maple cap and ash body expanded more than the other woods leaving a tiny lip on the edge of the bass (which I've secured with thin viscosity super glue). That day I decided I needed an inexpensive but giggable bass for future rainy days.

    I did some research and hunted for a bit and finally found this l-2500 tribute used on the GC website for $500. It was cheaper than the skylines, and MTD stuff I was considering and it is 34" scale with narrower spacing similar to my Warwicks.

    I just got it today and I'm really impressed with the build quality! Right out of the box it played good. With some tweaks and a fresh set of strings it should be even better. It sounds great and it's really versatile. The bass and treble controls are sorta backwards from what I'm used to but through my markbass combo it didn't take much at all to get some really great tones.

    Something about this one grabbed me when I saw it and I'm glad my gut feeling was right. It wasn't the cheapest G&L 5 string I looked at but It's the right one. Absolutely a welcome addition to my family of 5-bangers.
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  2. Warhawk

    Warhawk

    Jan 31, 2003
    Canton, Ohio
    Beautiful, congrats! Those G&L MFD pickups will serve you well.
    Oh, those other two basses are quite nice as well. LOL
     
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  3. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    I really like the PUs. When I took it out of the box someone had them so high I could almost see the strings being tugged towards the pole pieces! A couple adjustments and they sound great.
     
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  4. dabbler

    dabbler

    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
    IMGP2647. Uh-huh. Awesome basses.
     
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  5. bassbenj

    bassbenj

    Aug 11, 2009
    Dabbler has a G&L collection as well as his SX collection?

    Oh my!

    (Um...me too! Mine blueburst though)

    Can't go wrong with any G&L L2500.
     
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  6. dabbler

    dabbler

    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
    Hmmm, only if 1 L2500, 1 M2500 and 1 M2000 (all Tributes) qualify as a "collection".
     
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  7. Warhawk

    Warhawk

    Jan 31, 2003
    Canton, Ohio
    First time I adjusted the pickups on my L2000 my amp nearly blew up! LOL Yeah, just start low and adjust up to the sound you want.
     
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  8. bassbenj

    bassbenj

    Aug 11, 2009
    Sure Mine USA L2500, USA L2500 (fretless) and Tribute L2500 (ash body) are three and qualify. I figure that it takes fewer G&L than SX to make a "collection" because they are better. Don't need the quantity to make up for quality!
     
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  9. leamdav

    leamdav Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2017
    Bettendorf, IA
    I also recently joined the club! These things are awesome.
     

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