G&L L-2000
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G&L L-2000

L-2000, 4-string bass guitar from G&L in the L series.

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engage757 04/10/2011

G&L L-2000 : Recensione di engage757 (content in English)

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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.

UTILIZATION

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.

SOUNDS

All of my bass reviews are done through the following:

Gallien-Krueger 1001 RBII
Gallien-Krueger 700 RB
Ampeg SVT 4
Ampeg SVT Classic

Again, this bass has the ability to sound PHENOMENAL in ANY setting, if you take the time to learn to use it.

OVERALL OPINION

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.