The G&L LB-100 P bass!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Green Lantern, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Green Lantern

    Green Lantern

    Nov 3, 2011
  2. PJRL


    Mar 27, 2010
    greenfield center NY
    I like it, glad to see them doing a classic P style bass again.
  3. SherwoodGreen

    SherwoodGreen Banned

    Dec 25, 2012
    I like every model that G&L makes.

    I've owned an ASAT, L2K, and SB-2.
    Great basses at reasonable prices; it's cool to see that they're doing the LB again; also the SB-1.
  4. musicman666


    Sep 11, 2011
    F@ckin Sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. Quackhead


    Jan 17, 2012
    Elk Grove, CA
    Oh great. Now I'm GASing for another bass. :rollno:
  6. Nedmundo

    Nedmundo Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    Oh yeah, I've been contemplating the order for weeks, and if I played more regularly I'd probably pull the trigger because for awhile I've wanted something exactly like it. I love my SB-2, but sometimes want a more classic P-bass tone. I loved my Fender P with a Fralin, but due to various finger problems want to stick with J necks and low action, like the SB-2 and my JB with G&L's #8 neck. So here's the LB-100, which should provide classic P tone, and can be ordered with G&L's #8. Perfect! I'm thinking Ruby Red Metallic, creme guard, and maple board with the vintage tint gloss. Maybe a quartersawn neck, like my G&L JB. Would be friggin' sweet! :bassist: I probably won't be able to hold off for too long.

    By the way, check out the G&L configurator at They don't have the LB, but the SB-1 looks basically the same.
  7. stingray56funk


    Feb 16, 2005
    Oh buddy!
  8. Godfather


    Feb 4, 2001
    SO, is the pickup the only difference between this LB -100 and an SB-1?
  9. dedpool1052


    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    that, and the body shape.
  10. pbass2


    Jan 25, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Wow. I've been thinking about letting my Glaub go for a different "P"(with a thinner nut), and I LOVE G&L--this could be the kicker....
    Possibly the best feeling bass I ever had was my departed L2500--always wanted to get back into the G&L camp...
  11. calypsocoral302

    calypsocoral302 Supporting Member

    Oct 29, 2010
    Central Pennsylvania
    I thought the SB-1 had the same body shape as the Legacy Bass (LB-100), but swapped-out the traditional AlNiCo P-bass pickup for a "Magnetic Field" version, whereas the SB-2 had the trimmed-down body and J-style neck (kind of the "Sterling" to the SB-1's "Stingray")?

    Maybe my memory isn't serving me correctly. Either way, this effectively scraps my plans for spending my tax return on an L-2000. While it may be more versatile, I've been waiting for G&L to bring back this bass FOR YEARS!

    Actually, I might have to (eventually) get two-- one "50's style" (Ash body, Maple fretboard) and another "60's style" (Alder body, Rosewood fretboard)!
  12. stingray56funk


    Feb 16, 2005
    This LB-100 appears to have the "traditional" P body shape with the upper and lower horns and body contour equivalent to a Fender P.
  13. Hmmm, I like. I'll take it in natural swamp ash with a maple fingerboard and black pickguard.
  14. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
    hmm , did they drop the SB-1 ?

  15. vbraca


    Nov 26, 2008
    I love my original G&L LB-100, strung with TI flats :)


    I like that classic precision look and fell with some modern touch :)
    mpdd likes this.
  16. Quackhead


    Jan 17, 2012
    Elk Grove, CA
    No, the SB-1 is still listed on their site.

  17. johnson79


    Jan 8, 2010
    Lancaster, PA
    G&L has been busy. They have a bunch of new basses and guitars, which is awesome.
  18. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
    darn if I can find it
  19. I know G&Ls are awesome -- I almost bought one of the first Wunkays when they came out. But man, I just cannot get past the post-lawsuit headstock.
  20. Quackhead


    Jan 17, 2012
    Elk Grove, CA
    Sorry I was confusing it with the SB-2.