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Tribute G&L Fallout Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Apr 17, 2021.


  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis






    This is a bass that definitely grew on me the more I played it. It reminds of the old
    E-C Fender fives with the short neck and big body. The bottom line is that this bass has great tonal flexibility for a single pickup passive bass.
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2021
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  2. Road Hat

    Road Hat Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2008
    CA
    I have one of the Launch Edition with racing stripes, and the more I play it the more I love it. Took a bit to figure out how to use the OMG mode without punishing amp inputs, but engaging the -10db pad on the amp works great. Big tone! Holds up under heavy DBs in a band context. The only problem is that I’m completely habituated to 34” scale length muscle memory. I have to constantly look at my fingers to make sure I’m playing in position, but more practice will address that. Otherwise, I’m a big guy, and with the smaller body I look like a circus bear wrestling a mop.
     
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  3. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Congrats on a cool bass!
     
  4. redstrand

    redstrand Supporting Member

    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    Mojo’s?
     
  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Yes. The price is nice too.
     
  6. redstrand

    redstrand Supporting Member

    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    They always have good prices, my Ric was a hell of a good deal, I do need to move my Darkglass...who knows maybe I'll snag one of these soon
     
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  7. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    You won’t be disappointed because it sounds and plays great.
     
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  8. redstrand

    redstrand Supporting Member

    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    Oh I know, I've had one on the radar for a while, I don't have a fiver after the Sire debacle but maybe all I should play are four strings....worse fates in this world
     
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  9. Holdsg

    Holdsg Talkbass > Work Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    Had one, loved it, but GAS struck. Such is life.
     
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  10. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I mainly played fives for decades, but I would say my two absolute favorite basses now are my American Geddy Lee Jazz and your old Sterling.
     
  11. redstrand

    redstrand Supporting Member

    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    AS much a fiver would be cool and I enjoyed the Sire for a hot minute, I enjoy the Acinonyx the most followed my the Paranormal, the Jag I just got and my Nash. All great necks. I should master the four a bit before adding a string I guess :D
    My new music teacher is kicking my butt at fundamentals. I got sooooooo lazy
     
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  12. soulstew

    soulstew Supporting Member

    May 15, 2014
    North Dakota
    Dumb question perhaps, but I've often wondered what the "fallout" part of the name means. Is it a reference to something, or some slang that geriatrics like me aren't up on?
     
  13. pbass2

    pbass2

    Jan 25, 2007
    Los Angeles
    I assume it's a standard MFD in there, the same you'd find in an L2k, et al? I so much want to try one of these, but have struggled a bit with MFDs in the past due to the hot output (I know HOW to handle it, but sometimes you just wanna dime everything on a passive bass!).
     
  14. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I don’t know.
     
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  15. redstrand

    redstrand Supporting Member

    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    It is the same hot MFD
     
  16. I wish there was a Tribute L1000!
     
  17. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Never has a pickup had a better name!:D
     
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  18. dalkowski

    dalkowski Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Massachusetts USofA
    I think it's just the bass version of their "Fallout" geetar, and of course you want your geetar to be a nucular schredder with a long half-life.

    I've been jonesing for one since the stripey launch versions launched. Finally got to try one a couple weeks ago and I'm a believer. So much so that I'll graciously accept the bottle-opener headstock (never been a fan).

    Gotta clear the decks for it, though.
     
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  19. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    How about a Tribute L-1005 too?:bassist:
     
  20. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I added a size comparison video with a Stingray shortscale and a short SBMM Stingray shortscale videofor comparison.
     
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