the G&L Tribute line of basses represent incredible bang for the buck: top notch build quality loaded with the exact same USA made MFD pickups the American made basses have. G&L did not skimp on the Tribute's so they also share all the other innovative features of their USA counterparts: Saddle-Lock bridges and the Tri-Tone tone circut.
these bases sound amazing. if you do studio work, they are fantastic for cutting bass tracks and record incredibly well. you will be hard pressed to find a better sounding bass than a G&L Tribute...... at ANY price
tone. craftsmanship. value.... you can't go wrong with a G&L Tribute!
for specific questions about Tribute basses, feel free to call us at 207 775 2230
G&L Tribute M-2500 Bass Guitar
Three decades ago, the G&L L-2000 bass served notice that company founder Leo Fender was ready to disrupt the status quo. The bold, brash L-2000 and the L-2500 five-string that followed have always been an exhilarating experience for players with the skill to pull it off. Now the new M-2000 and M-2500 harness that power with a sonic palate that will surprise and delight new and die-hard G&L fans alike.
Leo’s MFD humbuckers have always been the heart of the iconic L-Series. In the all-new M-Series, these powerhouses are voiced to fully exploit a studio-quality 18v preamp system specially designed for them. With an LF442 chip, 100v poly caps, 1% metal film resistors and big, fat signal traces on the mil-spec circuit board, this preamp reveals everything the player and the instrument have to offer. And there’s even more:
• Primary volume and pan controls to explore the full range of sounds available between the two pickups
• 3-band EQ with peripherally placed, center-detent, reduced-diameter knobs
• An impeccable, familiar "feel" of the instrument in the hands and on the shoulder
For slapping, rolling back some highs and dialing up some lows, coupled with a mid-range boost, magnifies the intensity that Leo’s humbuckers are famous for. Need more definition for fingerstyle? Just bring up the treble and roll off the bass for a nuanced and detailed sound. Headroom? The new M-Series preamp harnesses the power of those meaty MFD humbuckers without a hint of clipping. The best tools are simple, intuitive and easy to use, and that’s exactly what you’ll find in the new M-Series package. Truly, it’s the evolution of Leo’s revolution.
• Gloss Black over basswood, clear satin neck finish, maple fingerboard
• Honeyburst over swamp ash, clear satin neck finish, rosewood fingerboard
PICKUPS: Two M-spec G&L MFD humbucking pickups made in Fullerton, California
BODY WOOD: Swamp Ash on translucent and burst finishes, Basswood on solid finishes
NECK WOOD: Hard-Rock Maple with Maple or Rosewood fingerboard
NECK WIDTH AT NUT: 1 3/4"
NECK RADIUS: 12"
NECK PROFILE: medium C
FRETS: 21 medium jumbo, nickel
TUNING KEYS: Traditional open-back
BRIDGE: Leo Fender-designed G&L Saddle-Lock
ELECTRONICS: G&L M-spec 18v preamp, volume, pan, 3-band boost/cut EQ with center detents