Three decades ago, the G&L L-2000â„¢ bass served notice that company founder Leo Fenderâ€ 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-2000â„¢ and M-2500 harness that power with a sonic palate that will surprise and delight new and die-hard G&L fans alike.
The M-2000 GTS packs all the innovations of the M-2000 into a bass that looks as badass as it performs. With its top-bound, maple-capped, carved mahogany body sporting a striking trans black finish and black headstock, this bass is ready to rock. But elegantly sinister looks are just the beginning.
Leoâ€™s MFDâ„¢ 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 thereâ€™s even more:
â€¢ Primary volume and pan controls to explore the full range of sounds available between the two pickups
â€¢ 3-band EQ with peripherally placed, center-detent, reduced-diameter knobs
â€¢ An impeccable, familiar â€œfeelâ€ of the instrument in the hands and on the shoulder
â€¢ The return of the classic â€œCâ€-shape 1 5/8â€ neck, discontinued by G&L in the 1980s
If laying down crushing bass lines is your thing, the M-2000 GTS has no equal, but this is no one-trick pony. For slapping, rolling back some highs and dialing up some lows, coupled with a mid-range boost, magnifies the intensity that Leoâ€™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 thatâ€™s exactly what youâ€™ll find in the new M-Series package. Truly, itâ€™s the evolution of Leoâ€™s revolution. The TributeÂ® Series M-2000 GTS packs all this goodness at a price attainable for every working musician. Once you play a G&L Tribute Series, youâ€™ll never look back.
- CONSTRUCTION: bolt-on
- SCALE: 34"
- PICKUPS: Two M-spec G&L MFDâ„¢ humbucking pickups made in Fullerton, California
- BODY WOOD: Mahogany with bound Flame Maple top
- NECK WOOD: Hard-Rock Maple with Rosewood fingerboard
- NECK WIDTH AT NUT: 1 5/8"
- NECK RADIUS: 12"
- NECK PROFILE: medium C
- FRETS: 21 medium jumbo, nickel
- TUNING KEYS: Traditional open-back
- BRIDGE: Leo Fender-designed G&L Saddle-Lockâ„¢
- ELECTRONICS: G&L M-spec 18v preamp, volume, pan, 3-band boost/cut EQ with center detents