Found this bass on ebay..when I got it was less than 6 months old and had been played sparingly. Got it for $395
Great sound!! This bass has more settings than I have time to reach down and switch while playing. 2 big fat humbucking G&L pickups sound beautiful thus far. I'm running this bass through a Yorkville amp that I picked up dirt cheap. I have friends who play Musicman, Warwick, Fender ect.. and when they play this bass they don't want to put it down.
No real complaints...the action was a little high upon purchase and it needed to be adjusted, but it could have been the guy I got it from and not the factory.
Swamp Ash body with Rosewood fingerboard
G&L Saddle Lock bridge, G&L Tri-Tone active/passive electronics, 3-way mini-toggle pickup selector, series/parallel mini-toggle, preamp control mini-toggle (off/on/on with high end EQ boost)
If I had to do it over again, I would go as far as to pay full factory price ($1200) for this bass. Sweet!
This is a USA-Made bass that is the epitome of Leo Fender's creations, The Precision, Jazz, and Stingray. This bass can come across a bit intimidating at first. The ultimate amount of tonal control, the vast array of sounds that the L-2000 can exude are staggering. As usual, G&L craftsmanship eclipses their Fender counterparts, with perfect fit and finish. This bass is Alder, with a Hard Rock Maple neck and the option of either a Rosewood or Maple Fingerboard. Standard nut width is 1 3/4 Inch, but other widths are available in custom orders. The electronics, however, are where these basses shine. G&L, Made in California Magnetic Field humbucking pickups are quite possibly the hottest pickups available in a bass today. the massive array of tones are controlled by a 3-way mini-toggle pickup selector, series/parallel mini-toggle, preamp control mini-toggle (off/on/on with high end EQ boost). Tuners are G&L Ultra Lites and the bridge is a G&L Saddle Lock with chrome-plated brass saddles. The G&L Bridge locks down during set-up, allowing you to maintain set-up of the bridge longer.
This bass does not come easily for most users. It is very complex and difficult to use. Basics are easy, but dialing it in for your own tone is a bit more difficult. All the frets are easily accessible and this bass will do exceptionally well in nearly any musical style. I have toured with mine in country bands and used it to record with hard rock/metal bands. The L2k is able to go from a modern bass tone to Precision Bass to Jazz Bass to Stingray easily. When you figure it out, this bass becomes second nature and having the seemingly endless amount of tone at your fingertips definitely enhances your playing.
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Again, this bass has the ability to sound PHENOMENAL in ANY setting, if you take the time to learn to use it.
G&L makes an incredible product. A lot of handmade elements in the bass and a lot of bass here for the money. There is nothing I can find about this bass to say in a negative fashion except that, you MUST spend a good amount of time with it to find your sounds, this is not plug and play here. Once you figure it out, it will be extremely easy. Highly recommend this bass to anyone needing a bass to do everything! Craftsmanship, attention to detail, and fit/finish are impeccable.
Leo would be proud.
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bocoufou's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Lower whose elements are American made and assembled in Korea,
3 knobs for bass tones mediums acute, active pickups selector liabilities.
Super nice rosewood handle, unvarnished, but it slides a lot, access to acute hyper simple.
great ergonomics, perhaps a bit heavy but the beast is strong is important.
the palette of sounds is hyper extended it's the ultimate weapon of the low, his middle name is versatile with sound quality in each area.
I use in the home studio in very different styles is a joy, a bold, well rounded, funk, reggae, rock .... In short, I am pleased with this instrument.
I have one month from now j have a setting to trussrod because she traveled by plane, but tears no complaints, great value for money, in hindsight I RésAut no pb in the groove machine! !
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jembozzo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
sleeve like all Korean
they are all like to see it
Handle very easy and pleasant, late
the right sound?? lol, funny question, it depends on what his research as
musicman it sounds a little, a little jazz bass, it has a natural compression, which can
hinder or pleasing mediums rich but does not drop much in the lower
for me it is very well balanced, but did not sustain a musicman or even a yamaha tbr
It is suitable for jazz, funk, rock to see, but not pouruqoi,
I would put a preamp and a comp BLUETUBE BlueMax ass (not too much compression, it compresses already only)
we get warm sounds and snoring in many mediums as musicman,
not really dug nor too low, the anti tune what!
I ba I like this type of sound, but lacks a bit of roundness in the bass to my taste, at least if you wanted to add, we could not with the settings available so I put that 9 / 10 if it sounds when even death
I recently but I already made the rounds
already said what I liked most and least
yes I tried stingray 4 and 5, fender precision deluxe us (which remains for me the best of the best but not the same price), the value for money is unbeatable in my humble opinion
yes am very happy with this purchase for a bass that can go anywhere and sounds of death and a very low cost 650 euros! is left speechless