Amazing bass at any money, but a true bargain at £295. The G&L M2000 tribute. Currently well over £600 new.
Firstly, before getting in to the detail, its important to know - I am only selling this as i am buying another G&L. Otherwise i would keep it forever. Dont forget, the "L" in G&L is for Leo Fender, and the pickups are designed by Fender's ex top pick up guy.
I bought this new a few weeks ago from a shop sale. Id always wanted a G&L but theyre very hard to find in shops. I bought it, played it and loved it.
It looks gorgeous in natural honeyburst and is in as new condition.
It has an 18v (yes 18v) preamp, but is different in the fact it has CUT and BOOST for 3 band eq - HIGH, MID and LOW, rather than just a HIGH and LOW CUT.
This gives you superb on the fly control to not only get your desired sound, but mix yourself in with the band quickly.
It has x2 humbuckers, and what is superb, it has a blend control to carefully mix the 2 together until your happy, rather than just a selector switch that is on the L2000.
There really isnt a sound you cant achieve quickly - precision, jazz and stingray - all there.
The bass looks gorgeous if you like the look, plays gorgeous and will set you apart from the usual p and j styles.
As i say, i would keep this without doubt, but i recently bought another G&L - a L100 - and loved it that much that i want an identical one as a spare, so my bank manager dictates that this has to go to fund it!
Photos to follow.
Pick up Leyland, Lancashire.
Some g&L spec:
The G&L M-2000 4-String Bass Guitar in Honeyburst is a variation on the model that was originally designed over three decades ago by Leo Fender himself as an attempt to break the status quo.
The G&L M-2000 features a lightweight carved Swamp Ash body that is joined by a medium C-shaped Hard-Rock Maple neck with a smooth and fast playing 21-fret Rosewood fingerboard with whit dot inlays. The neck is finished off by the distinctive G&L headstock, a design that features every element of another well-known brand, but in a slightly different order.
The body of the G&L M-2000 is equipped with a pair of G&L M-spec Magnetic Field Design bass humbucker pickups that have been designed and made in Fullerton, California. These incredibly powerful pickups are paired with a studio-quality 18v preamp with 3-band EQ, a setup that allows for a wide variety of different tones to be quickly and easily dialled in.
To round out the hardware fittings, the G&L M-2000 comes equipped with a Leo Fender-designed G&L Saddle-Lock bridge that provides rock solid tuning stability and increased resonance, and a set of traditional open-back tuners.
The main features of the G&L M-2000 4-String Bass Guitar in Honeyburst include:
Carved Swamp Ash body
Hard-Rock maple neck
Rosewood fingerboard with white dot inlays
21 medium jumbo frets
Dual M-spec G&L MFD Humbucker pickups
Leo Fender-designed G&L Saddle Lock bridge
Traditional open back tuners
G&L M-spec 18v preamp with 3-band EQ
Body: Swamp Ash
Neck Profile: Medium-'C'
Neck Lacquer: Matte
Neck Construction: Bolt-on
Fretboard Radius in Inches: 12
Fretboard Type: Fretted
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Format: Medium Jumbo
Nut type: Plastic
Nut width in mm: 42
Scale (inch): 34
Manufacturer pickups: G&L
Pickup neck: No
Pickup middle: MFD Humbucker
Pickup bridge: MFD Humbucker
Active pickups: No
Piezo Pickup: No
Electronic: Active, G&L M-Spec Preamp
Control: Vol, Bal, Bass, Mid, Treble
Bridge: G&L Saddle Lock
Number of Strings: 4
String spacing (mm): 19
Strap Button: Standard
Shown below is a stock photo, which captures the colour very well.