1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

Thinking of trading my G&L Tribute L2000 for a Fender Jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Myrriad, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Myrriad

    Myrriad Banned

    Oct 11, 2012
    Or possibly selling it outright. If I'm looking at a MIM Standard Jazz (4 string), would this be a fair trade. Just asking here before I post and don't get any offers haha.
  2. Myrriad

    Myrriad Banned

    Oct 11, 2012
    Or, if anyone could give me an idea of where to set my switches/knobs/amp EQ to get a nice Jazz tone of of this bad girl, I'd keep her.
  3. SJan3

    SJan3 Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2010
    Run it passive with both pups on for a scooped jazz type tone; bridge pup only for the jaco burp. Play with series/parallel switch for your favorite flavor. Enjoy!
  4. Myrriad

    Myrriad Banned

    Oct 11, 2012
    Thanks :D I'll try 'er out now!
  5. Waynebass


    Nov 21, 2011
    You decide to trade i have a fender jazz with a badass 2 bridge
  6. sethlow3

    sethlow3 Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Nothing against G&L's, they are nice, but I'd go for a Fender first. Especially if I didn't own one already. The Fender MIA J is a great bass. I had one and miss it. It's been on every style and many hit albums. I prefer the P my self.
  7. Myrriad

    Myrriad Banned

    Oct 11, 2012
    You've got a PM
  8. GroovinOnFunk

    GroovinOnFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    Endorses Cleartone and SIT Strings
    I traded my USA G&L L2K for a USA Fender Jazz.
    Honestly... I recognize the importance of owning a jazz or p bass, but I miss my G&L. Get the k-switch mod done and you can get close to a j bass tone with the outer single coils selected.
  9. OP, try visiting the G&L Club threads. There's TONS of tonal setting info. Of course, there's also the fact that G&L makes a few J-bass variants of their own. Good luck.
  10. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    Run it parallel and, active, you got more of a Reggie Hamilton MIM standard Jazz

    Run it parallel and, active with highs enhancer, you can push its ash body really close to a Marcus Miller kinda midscooper

  11. lpdeluxe

    lpdeluxe Still rockin' Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Deep E Texas
    I had a Tribute L2K and really liked it, and after tinkering with the controls for a couple of days, I felt like I could get a "Jazz" tone, and a "Precision" tone and a "sort-of-Stingray" tone. Once I got a P, I traded the Tribute for a MIM fretless Jazz. Because, boy, was I wrong! The P and the J had much more personality than the L2K, as much as I liked other things about it (flat fingerboard radius, satin neck, appearance -- maple fingerboard with a natural ash body). I almost bought a similar L2.5K, but the Precision put thoughts of it out of my head.

    Go for the J, or get a G&L S1, which is patterned on the J.
  12. sethlow3

    sethlow3 Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Isn't it weird how that goes?!? I had so many cool active basses over the years and yet a passive P5 has been the best thing I own now. I've only had it since September and it's completely turned my head around. If you get a good Fender it beats almost anything else. Usually the "anything else" is too expensive and doesn't quite get the same sound as a fender IMHO.
  13. It is funny how that happens. I've been a Stingray guy for the last five years or so, I absolutely love them. But a few weeks ago I snagged a passive G&L LB-100 (a G&L Fender Precision... essentially), and this bass has just blown me away. The tone is just incredible, and man, does it ever cut through the mix!

    I have to admit, it bugs me that my beloved Classic Stingray has been sitting in the closet, but I just can't put this G&L down. At our last rehearsal, I was joking with my guitarist that it would be a shame if this $500.00 bass took the number one spot away from my $2000.00 Classic...
  14. kellyrojo


    Feb 16, 2011
    South Carolina
    L2K....single coil switch, neck PUP on, passive = P bass with a third ball!

    I've had jazzes and Ps ande PJs and I would never trade my LK back for any of them. One big thing with that bass is you have to put the volume below 85% to get rid of that wooly texture. Of course, this is all just my opinion! and I do like jazzes and Ps
  15. bassbenj


    Aug 11, 2009
    Yes, I own both a Tribby and an MIM Fender. K-mod switch is the key to getting closer to a Jazz tone. But it never quite gets there. But a Fender jazz, even my Active Deluxe, can only DREAM of doing the tones a G&L can do.

    Hence there is only ONE TB answer: Get them both. It's what I did and you'll never then "miss" the bass you don't have. :)
  16. mystic38


    Dec 4, 2012
    Mystic CT
    +1 in spades...

  17. Nedmundo

    Nedmundo Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    I agree, and this particular pair -- L2k and Jazz -- is about as versatile as any two basses can be. I get my MFD slam from an SB-2, but other than that, play only J-basses.
  18. mournblade


    Nov 19, 2006
    Roanoke, TX

    I have a nice fender jazz 24 and was thinking of trading for a l2000 or an m2000. If interested hit me up via pm, see what we can work out.
  19. CertifiedLurker


    Nov 20, 2008
    A used L2K Tribute tends to be worth more on the used market than a normal MIM Fender. Locally, used L2Ks tend to go for $400-450, while MIM Js and Ps go for $250-330. Check your Craig'slist and GC used site for what gear tends to go for in your area.
  20. Myrriad

    Myrriad Banned

    Oct 11, 2012
    Will do :) but I've set myself on the Arctic White/Maple Standard Jazz, so selling the L2K to get cash may make it easier to just buy new haha.