Tribute L-2500 Stock Strings?

Discussion in 'G&L Bass Forum' started by rappa29, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. I just bought a near new Indonesian Tribute L-2500 off Fleabay! Should arrive next week.

    Can someone tell me what strings come on it stock? Haven't been able to find anything on the G&L website or anywhere else stating this info. I like to know what comes on my basses stock, in case I like them.

  2. D'Addario 170 something-or-others, as I recall.

    But I'll tell you what - Dunlop mediums sound great.

  3. spideyjg

    spideyjg Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2006
    San Diego
    USA come with D'Addario EXP 170
  4. Craig_S

    Craig_S Inactive

    Oct 15, 2008
    Metro Detroit
    I don't have a L-2500, but I'll agree that the Dunlop strings sound great. They have a wonderful, old school(ish) sound that seems to bring out a woody character in the basses I have them on. I put them on my ash P-Bass and on my L-1000. They seem to be pretty long lasting, as well.
  5. PluckyThump


    Jan 4, 2008
    The Hammer
    The Tributes come with D'Addario EXL170-5SL Super Long Scale 45-130. You must get the super-longs to string through the body. Don't string through the top of the bridge on this model, it's only held down with two screws.
  6. ric stave

    ric stave

    May 6, 2006
    Buffalo, NY
    The D'Addario's sound OK, as did the SIT from a few years back, but I'm much happier with the DR Sunbeams I put on my L2500 and L2000. Just personal preference...
  7. +1

    Very good point. You'd think I'd remember that.... :rollno:

    Very definitely string thru-body unless you've done the bolt-down bridge mod. That means that the Dunlops won't work, as they're not long enough for thru-body.

  8. shineofleo


    Jun 8, 2009
    Anyone could provide a picture of thru-body version of L-2500?