G&L USA L-2500 5-String Bass, Jet Black Satin Frost, Maple Fretboard
The L-2500 combines unmatched comfort with versatile, powerful electronics, creating one of the best all-purpose 5 string basses on the market. The jet black satin frost finish on this feels great and looks even better..
This bass is an absolute tank. The sound can be anything from round and warm to growly, super aggressive, and in-your-face. The MFD pickups are overwound and HOT! They pack some serious punch. The neck and fretboard feel incredibly smooth. Open-position grooves are easy, and the upper register is very forgiving on your playing hand. Tone-wise, this bass manages to provide unlimited sonic options without offering tons of stuff you'll never use. It can be run in passive, active, or active with treble boost modes. The pickups can run in series or parallel modes, and the passive bass and treble tone knobs allow you to cut whatever frequencies you don't need. The extra low end always stays nice and tight. You can dial in your exact sound and be as specific as you want, whether you play blues, metal, jazz, rock, or traditional Austro-Bavarian yodel tunes arranged for funk ensembles... This could easily be your "one bass to rule them all" type of instrument.
When Leo Fender launched the G&L L-2000 bass in 1980, it was clear he was ready to make history all over again. Never before had such a wide range of tones come from a single bass, and throughout its evolution the iconic L-2000 has continued to win the hearts of bassists of every style and musical taste. A decade and a half after the L-2000 shocked the bass world, the L-2500 five string version took the power of the L-2000 to new lows.
The foundation of the L-2500 is a pair of G&L Magnetic Field Design humbuckers backed by the flexible Tri-Tone control system, providing the sort of versatility that’ll let you find your tone no matter what kind of bass line you’re laying down. The Tri-Tone system features a trio of mini toggles for pickup selection, series/parallel signal routing and active/passive operation, as well as a trio of knobs for volume, treble and bass. With all that under the hood, Leo gave the L-2000 the kind of chops that’ll fit in any situation, from classic R&B to power-packed rock to poppin’ funk. With the addition of a meaty low 'B', the L-2500 brings a crushing bottom end that's tight and well defined. What’s more, the L-2500 features an innovative Leo Fender-designed Saddle-Lock bridge to transfer string energy right into the body end-grain for an incredibly resonant instrument. On the other end is a comfortable, C-shaped neck checking in with a comfortable 9 1/2" radius and 21 Jescar 57110 medium-jumbo nickel-silver frets ready to deliver silky playability.
Made in Leo Fender’s historic G&L facility on Fender Avenue in Fullerton, California, the L-2500 is available with a wide range of custom options including body and neck woods, body and neck finishes, and neck profiles.
- Model: L-2500
- Color: Jet Black Satin Frost
- Body Wood: Alder
- Fretboard: Maple
- Neck: Maple - Satin Clear
- Scale: 34"
- Fretboard Radius: 12"
- Neck Profile: Modern 5-String C - 1 3/4" Nut Width, .820" depth at first fret, .940" depth at 12th fret
- Nut: Bone
- Frets: Medium Jumbo
- Pickups: 2x G&L MFD L-Series Humbuckers
- Control Knobs: Volume, Passive Treble, Passive Bass
- Mini-Toggles: 3-Way Pickup Selector, Series/Parallel Selector, Passive/Active/Active with Treble Boost
- Bridge: Saddle-Lock
- Tuners: Ultra-Lite
- Case: Deluxe Black Tolex Hardshell
- Instrument Weight: 9.8 lbs
- Serial #: CLF2007089
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