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G&L L-2500 5-String Bass Guitar  Gloss Natural Rosewood

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The G&L L-2500 5-String Bass features a Swamp Ash body and premium Flame Maple top. The neck is hard rock maple with a rosewood fretboard. Its st...Read More

Available 10-07-2016

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A top-of-the-line G&L.

The G&L L-2500 5-String Bass features a Swamp Ash body and premium Flame Maple top. The neck is hard rock maple with a rosewood fretboard. Its string-thru construction is extremely solid and the natural gloss finish has been meticulously applied. This is an instrument that will be there for you for a very long time--it may even outlast you!

You certainly won't run out of tone options: the L-2500, in addition to being a 5-string, it sports two G&L Magnetic Field humbuckers with a 3-way mini-toggle pickup selector. Another mini-toggle selects series/parallel wiring, while a third toggle controls your preamp letting you make lightning-fast tone changes from silky grooves to snappin' and poppin' solos.

Includes Deluxe Fitted Tolex case

FEATURES
  • Pickups: 2 patented G&L Magnetic Field humbucking pickups
  • Body Wood: Swamp Ash body and premium Flame Maple top
  • Neck Wood: Hard Rock Maple with rosewood or maple fingerboard
  • Neck Radius: 12" (304.8mm)
  • Neck Width At Nut: 1-3/4" (44.5mm)
  • Tuning Keys: Vintage style open back
  • Bridge: G&L Saddle Lock with string through body configuration; 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: Natural gloss
  • Other: Chrome hardware; no pickguard
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G&LL-2500 5-String Bass Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 10 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

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5.0

Fantastic 5 string bass

By just the bass player

from Paris, ky

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • christian rock and praise

    Comments about G&L L-2500 5-String Bass Guitar:

    I have owned numerous 5 string basses. I saw this one in tobacco burst about three years ago and bought it. Awesome instrument. I use the Dean Markley Helix 50-128 strings. It is the only bass I play anymore. You cant go wrong with this investment.

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    5.0

    A beautiful and great sounding bass

    By Dan

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about G&L L-2500 5-String Bass Guitar:

      This bass is quickly becoming my main bass for gigs and recording. It plays well, is versatile, and balanced. Pickups are great. I did have to make a minor truss adjustment to fit my needs and style. But I am extremely pleased with this bass.

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      5.0

      My go to bass

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      By Charlie

      from Lake Tahoe, NV

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Many Useful Settings
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Great Bass For Live Gigs
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about G&L L-2500 5-String Bass Guitar:

        I bought my G&L L2500 back in 2002. From day one it became my "go to" bass. I play in a variety of bands and love this bass for the various tones that sound good and are really usefull. It gets it's own unique tone, but if you want a P bass, it's there. Jazz bass, no problem. I must have played the bass for 8 or 9 years without ever putting it in passive mode. Let me tell you, it takes on a completely new personality. When you think of all the Fender sounds that you've heard, the G&L L2500 does them all and then some. (Only better!)I have many basses in my "fleet", ranging from Ken Smith to Spector, to Alembic, etc, But I most often take my G&L because it ALWAYS sounds good. Modern or retro tone all in one bass. It's almost impossible to make it sound bad!

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        (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        in everyway its great!!!

        By Kenneth Porst

        from east coast

        Comments about G&L L-2500 5-String Bass Guitar:

        if you do your research than you know we all like this bass and you will do well to buy it also.
        think of what is important to you and your wallet and this bass will be in the top two.
        the bass has every thing that I want . i really like the preamp usability .plus you can adjust
        the pickup poles for each string if you need to.you can't beat the bridge also.
        looking at most basses we all can find those that are beautiful or light or comfortable.
        we need to find one that sounds good to us; but we need most of all is a bass that is designed
        and made with quality parts and systems; that we believe will last and cause us no problems.
        the G&L L 2500 is made that good. the truss rod is [ i think ] the best type there is and the
        neck is made in a way to eliminate weakness, and that system of neck stability is the most
        important; , why; because the other things i can fix or change. That i must have or the neck
        is no good or the bass. i bought the bass for its flexible sound. adjustable pickup poles
        and 3 & 2 tuners look better. the neck is the best thing to me other than stepping up to
        graphite.and that is expensive. so thats how i think and you will enjoy this bass also.
        G&L is making great products and continues to improve, i have had older bass's by them
        and this new bass is better in some ways. yes the finish is excellent as is the case. plus now
        the frets are dressed on the PIEK machine.
        for me the quality is in the parts and construction .and its made in America.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        After 34 years my favorite

        By Uncle Dave

        from Bay Area

        Comments about G&L L-2500 5-String Bass Guitar:

        I've played Fenders, Ricks, Warwicks to name a few. All great basses. Truth is, I get the the sound of any of those basses with this one here. Leo did it right with this one. Mine is Blue with a rosewood neck. Pretty much this is my go to bass for all situations now. P-bass to Rick sounds in one bass. If you haven't got the money for the US made, the Tributes are pretty nice too.

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        (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        G & L's Hot Tones & Looks

        By The Buckster

        from Lynchburg, Virginia

        Comments about G&L L-2500 5-String Bass Guitar:

        I have written many reviews about bass products on this site before. I am a 55 year old active bass player that manages and plays bass for a band. With over 40 yrs. of experience playing and a collection of basses and amps I finally own one of these after my wife gave it to me for a birthday present after talking to a sales rep about getting another bass for me because I have been collecting them for years. He asked her if I had one of these in my collection. I own or have owned or played several top line tobiasses, yamahas, fenders, washburns, vesters, ibanezes, schecters,. . . too many to list. The tones that can be dialed in on this bass are so numerous you'll find yourself resisting to put this piece of work down. When I changed the batteries in this thing I thought I was looking inside of a space shutter or military jet. I carry my Tobias, my SR506, and this bass to gigs. I have fell in love with the sound/quality of this bass. The band loves the sound it produces. I mainly use this and my SR506 because this only comes in the 5 string version. Sound Techs/Engineers everywhere I play always compliment me because of the sweetness this axe produces. It is a definite. I own and play other top end basses, yet I basically play this one all the time on all gigs. When I want to play 6 strings I use the SR506 that you can buy here as well. Don't take my word, try one and see. This is not the TRIBUTE model which by the way are ok too. I play FUNK, R&B, Rock, Jazz, and Pop. I will never sell this bass. I'm planning on buying an additional one.Calvin "The Buckster" Bassman Buck/Lynchburg, Virginia

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love this bass

        By Wade

        from Darlington,SC

        Comments about G&L L-2500 5-String Bass Guitar:

        Only bass that I've ever owned that the tone fit every style that I play. I've had it for 3 years and I can't put it down. The L 2500 is my first 5 string and my last.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The last bass you'll buy

        Comments about G&L L-2500 5-String Bass Guitar:

        I've owned the fretless version of this baby for about 4 years now. I play other instruments all the time at shops and friends' houses, but I always crave my L2500. I get sooooo many compliments when other bassist see it. The active/passive tones available on this bass are amazing. The only reason I'll buy another bass is to buy a fretted L2500.keep in mind that everyone knows the Fender name.....musicians know G&L.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Your old bass is obsolete

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about G&L L-2500 5-String Bass Guitar:

        I'm the kind of bassist who always gigs with a pile of basses on the stage. Since I bought this one, they are just for show. I haven't played a single other one since I bought this G&L. It has superior playability and countless tones at the flip of a switch! Yummy!

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        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Try one and see

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about G&L L-2500 5-String Bass Guitar:

        This bass walks over all the other instruments I own. I don't want to be long with just try one and see for yourself.

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