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G&L JB-2 4-String Bass

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The G&L JB2 is a very cool instrument. It will please both the traditionalist and the modernist. G&L vintage-style alnico single-coil pickups...Click To Read More About This Product

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Vintage yet cutting edge.

The G&L JB2 is a very cool instrument. It will please both the traditionalist and the modernist. G&L vintage-style alnico single-coil pickups and traditional controls give it a familiar Leo Fender sound. Modern refinements include the patented G&L Saddle-Lock bridge and G&L Ultra-Lite tuners. Nice axe. Includes deluxe fitted tolex case.

  • 2 G&L vintage alnico single-coil pickups
  • Swamp ash body
  • Hard rock maple with rosewood fingerboard
  • 12" (304.8mm) neck radius
  • 1-1/2" (38.1mm) wide at nut
  • Custom G&L "Ultra-Lite" tuners with aluminum tapered string posts
  • G&L Saddle Lock bridge
  • 2 volume controls, 1 tone control
  • Chrome hardware
  • Includes deluxe fitted tolex case

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G&LJB-2 4-String Bass

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Your new wife

By plankspanker13

from Tempe, Arizona, USA

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Comments about G&L JB-2 4-String Bass:

Not all bassists are cut out for mega-stage stardom or studio grandeur. The legions of cover-band players out there make up the vast majority, and this is an instrument for those who play 4 sets a night. All of the great tones of the last 50 years are found within this axe, which sports a P-style body with J-style pickups and neck, which has 21 frets (so that high E is there), and graphite reinforcement. My only complaint is that Hipshot does not make an exact matching Xtender for the G&L tuners, but that is not G&L's fault. I have owned the Tribute version of this instrument, and it was very tried and true. I would recommend the Tribby to a younger player, or as a second axe. The USA version, simply put, is the ultimate passive J-bass, and was inspiration for me to found the JB-2 Legion at -the official G&L bassist support forum. Buy this one and find out why for yourself.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Awesome...just awesome!


from CA

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


    Best Uses

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

    Comments about G&L JB-2 4-String Bass:

    I can't recommend this bass enough! It has a superb action straight from the factory. fretwork is flawless, joints are super tight, finish is gorgeous. When received, the only adjustment required was a quarter turn to the truss rod (no doubt from humidity difference from KS to CA). Very comfortable to play, light weight. I love a good jazz passive sound and this rocks it!! It also can growl a bit more than a run of the mill jazz. So impressed with everything. My active bass doesn't even get played any longer. No batteries, playing worry free. If you like a p-bass body with Jazz pickups, and a jazz neck with extra fret.....get this thing! G&L basses are one of the best buys you can find on a premium bass! Thanks MF!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


    best tone for the money

    By me-109

    from mid-ohio

    Comments about G&L JB-2 4-String Bass:

    I have owned lots of basses, you name it I've played it. The JB-2 ( american version ) is a standout. The tone is perfect for just about any type of music out there and this bass can deliver it. The neck is the smallest you will find that is still strong enough to hold the settings. I also own an older Rick 4001 and these two complement each other like no others. The only issue I had was with the factory when I ordered it, for some reason Leo Fender before he passed stated that no JB-2 bass would be sold with gold-plated hardware. I argued and argued to no avail. Other than that you can't buy a better bass for the money. Do yourself a favor and try it through a couple of Acoustic 370 amps with the 301 bottoms....yummy !

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


    In The True Leo Tradition a Bass for the Ages

    By GreggG

    from Chicago

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    Comments about G&L JB-2 4-String Bass:

    I own a JB-2 4, it is an outstanding bass, both for live and the studio. The tone takes you back to the great sounds of the 60's & 70's bass masters. The bass plays like a dream, and the quality is beyond words. This is one of the finest American Made basses and I fully recommend it for the player who wants the feel, sound and the tradition established by the master of the Electric Bass, LF. What I really enjoy is the weight and balance of the Bass, it is so comfortable... especially after a few 1-hour sets. This is a Bass every player should add to their collection and I can guarantee it will not end up hanging on your wall our in a closet. It is a monster!

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