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Overview

  • Pickups: G&L Magnetic Field split coil humbucking pickup in center position, with G&L Magnetic Field single coil in bridge position
  • Body Wood: Alder
  • Neck wood: Hard rock maple with rosewood or maple fingerboard
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  • MSRP:
    $1,550.00 - $1,850.00
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      An impeccably crafted American-made bass

      The SB-2 electric bass guitar is a high-quality rhythm-maker with a nice, sleek design with a deep cutaway on the lower horn for grooving along the lower frets. Wood-wise, it features an alder body and hard rock maple neck which creates nice even tones. To capture the beautiful tones that jump off the woods, it's equipped with G&L Magnetic Field split coil humbucking pickups in the center position with a G&L Magnetic Field single coil in the bridge position. A G&L Saddle-Lock bridge maintains resonance as you work your way through your favorite passages and transfers some of the string vibration energy directly to the core of the body for much better sustain. The SB2 bass guitar also features chrome hardware, a 3-ply pickguard, and custom G&L Ultra-Lite tuning keys with aluminum tapered string posts, and a G&L molded hardcase included.

      Features

      • Pickups: G&L Magnetic Field split coil humbucking pickup in center position, with G&L Magnetic Field single coil in bridge position
      • Body Wood: Alder
      • Neck wood: Hard rock maple with rosewood or maple fingerboard
      • Neck Radius: 12"
      • Neck width at nut: 1 1/2"
      • Tuning Keys: Custom G&L "Ultra-Lite" with aluminum tapered string posts
      • Bridge: G&L Saddle-Lock with chrome-plated brass saddles
      • Controls: One volume control for each pickup, no tone control
      • Finish: Standard
      • Chrome hardware
      • 3-ply Black pickguard

      If you're desiring a sound bass with superior tone, this is the time to pick up the phone. Order yours today!

       
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      G&LSB-2 Bass Guitar
       
      4.9

      (based on 7 reviews)

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      5.0

      Follow up on initial review

      By BigMike

      from New York, NY

      Comments about G&L SB-2 Bass Guitar:

      Have received nothing but positive reviews of my sound playing with the G&L SB-2 since my initial purchase. Playing through a variety of rigs (MESA, Aguilar, Bergantino) the instrument easily integrates itself in many different playing situations from recording to rehearsal to performance, and in any genre from Rock, Funk, Free Jazz, Pop, and R&B.

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Home Run

      By BigMIke

      from New York, NY

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      Pros

      • Excellent Construction
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Great Finish
      • Quality Components
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • everything
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about G&L SB-2 Bass Guitar:

        Musician's Friend and G&L hit a homerun with this sale, and here's why:

        First, Musician's Friend took my order over the phone, answered a few questions I had about the instrument's components, and finalized the sale with no trouble. Received my tracking number via email and waited for the big brown truck to arrive.

        Second, upon arrival, the instrument was well packaged, and upon inspection I noticed that there were two factory upgrades which was not advertised but were installed; a quarter-sawn neck as opposed to the standard flat-sawn neck and a cream colored pickguard as opposed to the standard white colored one. A very nice surprise.

        The instrument sounds really nice; lots of push through the mix of my rock band. There is no traditional tone knob, or treble roll-off knob, but you can vary the tone with subtle usage of the bridge pickup's volume knob. Good slap tone, great driven rock tone with the Leo Fender designed MFD bridge pickup redlined, and pretty much any other tone you need can be coaxed from this instrument.

        All in all, an excellent instrument from an excellent retailer.

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        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Bought as backup, but is now my main ax

        By belgiangiant

        from San Diego

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about G&L SB-2 Bass Guitar:

          I've been a professional bassist for 20 years. I purchased this bass because I wanted a quality backup for my vintage P-bass, but didn't want to get just "another" P-bass.
          After a proper, professional setup, I started using this bass on gigs and rehearsals. Low and behold, not only did it faithfully produce the sound of a good P-bass, it had BETTER presence in the upper register, killer tone in the low register, and is WAY more comfortable instrument to navigate and hold.

          In the recording studio, I brought it along with my old P-bass and let the recording engineers decide which instrument sounds better. The G&L is now 3-0 vs. the P-bass.

          Sorry, vintage Fender bass, but there is a new sherriff in town called the SB-2. Frankly, I don't know why more cats don't know about this instrument.

          I go out of my way to find vintage flatwounds to put on my basses. Get a set, put them on, then take a tone journey back in time, but with an updated, modern instrument. The bass came with a set of roundwounds which sounded killer too (if thats the sound you're looking for). No regrets or complaints about this bass. Don't hesitate to pick one up.

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          5.0

          This Bass Rock's

          By DONALD ALLI

          from Florida

          Comments about G&L SB-2 Bass Guitar:

          I will be ordering another G & L bass soon want to try the JB2 amercian made.
          I have owned so many basses I can't count them all. I was always looking for that certain sound and
          there is no doubt I found it. G & L has put together a monster of a bass very simple electronics, 2 volume controls only which allow me to adjust everything from my amp or my GT10B. The tone is unbelievable with very slight adjustments to the volume controls you can get any sound your looking for.
          When I opened the guitar case I couldn't believe my eyes, I bought the new black color which floored me, the binding and pickguard make this bass one of the best looking basses I have ever owned. This bass was flawless, I can't wait to play a gig with it, The neck is very fast, the body is more contoured than a jazz or precision bass, much nicer to hold and very balanced.
          I have always liked Spector and Fender basses but G & L is know going at the top of the list, for the quality of this bass it should cost twice as much. I must say Leo and company have done a great job not only building a quality product but keeping it priced competitive.

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          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Leo's best work

          By Tom-3C4.b

          from Boston

          Comments about G&L SB-2 Bass Guitar:

          My main recording bass. Simple, straight forward high quality instrument. Great sound. Very responsive to your input, easy to change tone with your fingers. Very easy to play, slim neck, fast with great fret work. Rock solid bridge with unreal sustain. I have the optional ash body on mine, I added Lane Poor PU's and a tone circuit. Sounds killer through an Ampeg all-tube setup.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This is how a bass should sound.

          By Travz//

          from Nashville Tennessee

          Comments about G&L SB-2 Bass Guitar:

          The feel, the paint, the electronics, the overall cut of this amazing piece of art screams perfection...almost. If you treat this bass with respect and love it will return the favor 10 fold. Neglect it, and it will torment you. The sound gets 10 stars. The low end is so thick and rich it'll make you never want to put it down. However, this guitar does require maitenance (like most high end guitars do). Keep the maitenance up (which is about a tune up every year) and it will never let you down. I've owned this guitar for over 10 years and I still have 0 frett buzz, and the only thing that failed on it was a wire connecting to the volume pot around the 6th year. I wont use any other bass for recordings.

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          SB-2 Does it well

          By Jayhmstar

          from Redwood City, CA

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          Comments about G&L SB-2 Bass Guitar:

          This bass guitar will give you a lot tone MORE than one might realize. One of the things I like is the simplicity of its electronics: 2 pickups - 2 volume controls. In my exp. you REALLY don't need much more. I set my tones on my AMP (SWR Working Pro 15 or Fender B-DEC) it's everythinh I want. I am not much on BASS EFFECTS so I won't go there, I'll leave that up to those who use them. I look at bass guitar as just that BASS GUITAR, a foundational instrument melodicaly holding down the foundation along with a tasty drummer. I don't think you'll be disappointed if purchase this instrument. Give it a spin and let me know what you think. Peace.

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