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G&L USA JB-2 4-String Electric Bass
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Players fond of the old adage "if it ain™t broke¦" haven™t played a JB-2. You see, the G&L JB-2 is all about refinement, blending "holy grail" Al...Click To Read More About This Product
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A G&L made in the U.S.A. and inspired by the vintage tones of the '60s and '70s.
Players fond of the old adage "if it ain™t broke¦" haven™t played a JB-2. You see, the G&L JB-2 is all about refinement, blending "holy grail" Alnico single-coil tone with modern Leo Fender improvements.
The USA JB-2™s classic Alnico V pickups have tone reminiscent of the best examples from the early ˜60s, thanks to the work of Paul Gagon, G&L VP Engineering. Gagon found his inspiration reviewing original prints stored in Leo Fender™s private laboratory at G&L, but that was just the start. About 30 years ago, Gagon was an R&D engineer at another company when he was tasked with finding out what was so special about the early bolt-on basses many players raved about. Gagon tirelessly analyzed many examples of what were considered holy grail basses, spending time out on the shop floor talking to builders still working in the pickup department since the ˜50s, all on a quest to discover where the real mojo was “ and wasn™t. What he learned from the builders matched his own engineering analysis. You see, back in the day, the actual spec of pickups coming down that old production line varied considerably. That meant coming up with the right specs was more challenging than simply following the prints, and Gagon™s persistence paid off as the JB-2 serves up delicious, classic tone.
While the pickups are the origin of the tone, the JB-2 will surprise you with a clarity and sustain unmatched by old basses with their rudimentary bridge design. You see, the JB-2 features an innovative G&L Saddle-Lock bridge to transfer string energy right into the body end-grain for an incredibly resonant instrument. If you'e ready to let go of the past but still love that classic Alnico tone, get your hands on a JB-2 and experience a brilliant mash-up of old-school and new-school Leo. Once you play a G&L Tribute Series, you™ll never look back.
PICKUPS: 2 G&L vintage Alnico jazz type pickups
BODY WOOD: Alder on Standard and all solid finishes, Swamp Ash on all Premier finishes
NECK WOOD: Hard Rock Maple with Rosewood or Maple fingerboard
NECK RADIUS: 12" (304.8mm)
NECK WIDTH AT NUT: 1 1/2" (38.1mm)
TUNING KEYS: Custom G&L "Ultra-Lite" with aluminum tapered string posts
BRIDGE: G&L Saddle Lock with chrome-plated brass saddles
CONTROLS: Two volume controls, one tone control
FINISH: Standard finishes included
OTHER: Chrome hardware, no pickguard, Deluxe Hardshell Tolex Case w/Fitted Interior