G&L L-2000 Bass Fullerton Red
This L-2000 has an alder body with a Fullerton Red finish, and a matching headstock that compliments it's conservative, yet handsome look. The 6 bolt-on maple neck has 21 frets on a rosewood fingerboard, and a familiar square heel block. This bass produces fat, solid tones from the Magnetic Field Design® humbucking pickups that are versatile enough to hang with vintage and modern sounds.
G&L's patented Magnetic Field Design® pickups use a ceramic bar magnet installed underneath each coil, with soft iron adjustable pole pieces to transfer the magnetic field to the surface of the pickup. By contrast, traditional Alnico type pickups, use nonadjustable Alnico pole pieces leaving the only adjustment being pickup height. The Magnetic Field Design offers individual adjustment of each pole piece, letting the player effectively adjust the output of each string on each pickup. Magnetic Field Design yield about twice the output per wind, making the pickup quieter while allowing a greater overall output. The sound of Magnetic Field pickups is slightly warmer with a broader frequency response. They produce that sought after, rich and warm, yet clear and sparkly sound.
The patented G&L Saddle-Lock® bridge, is used on all G&L basses. This design is revolutionary for a number of reasons. The most significant feature is a small Allen screw on the side of the bridge, which presses all the saddles together so they resonate as though they were one single mass. This eliminates the loss of string vibration energy caused by
side-to-side saddle movement inherent in other designs. Also, the bottom side of the bridge has a large protrusion which fits into a route in the body. The protrusion fits snugly against the end grain of the body wood, allowing the highly resonant bridge to transfer much more of the string vibration energy directly to the core of the body, yielding much greater sustain than Leo's earlier fixed bridge design.
G&L's contemporary, secondary non-compression, flat-sided design rod bows away from primary rod. Unlike a vintage truss rod, this design does not compress the neck longitudinally in order to function. Compression is undesirable because it tends to distort the curvature of the fingerboard. By incorporating the flat-sided and primary trusses, operation is both fluid and accurate with the articulation of the neck. The "relief", being very consistent across the length of the neck.
This is one well plotted and crafted bass that really does rock!
G&L L-2000 Bass Fullerton Red
- Rosewood Fingerboard
- G&L Saddle-Lock® Bridge
- G&L Magnetic Field Design® Pickups
- Fullerton Red Finish
- Matching Headstock
- Pickups: 2 G&L Magnetic Field humbucking pickups
- Body Wood: Alder on Standard and all solid finishes, Swamp Ash on all Premier finishes
- Neck Wood: Hard Rock Maple with Rosewood Fingerboard
- Neck Radius: 12" (304.8mm)
- Neck Width at Nut: 1 3/4" (44.5mm)
- Tuning Keys: Custom G&L "Ultra-Lite" with aluminum tapered string posts
- Bridge: G&L Saddle Lock with chrome plated brass saddles
- Controls: 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)
- Finish: Fullerton Red
- Pickguard: None
- Hardware: Chrome