G&L Tribute M2500 5-String Bass 2016 Gloss Black w/Maple Fingerboard, Hard Case
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 has 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
The return of the classic “C”-shape 1 5/8” neck, discontinued by G&L in the 1980s
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.
Notes: This 2016 G&L Tribute M2500 5-String Bass is in Excellent condition, part of a single-owner, climate controlled collection, with extremely light wear (tiny lower bass-side ding pictured) consistent with age and occasional home use. Includes hard case.
All instruments from Music Makers are professionally evaluated and set-up in our historic Galesburg, IL. storefront prior to shipping.