G&L SB-2 Purple Metallic

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Product Overview

Killerburst Guitars is a Premier G&L dealer. This guitar is brand new, factory fresh, in stock and ready to ship. Total weight is 8 pounds 13 ounces. Optional features included:

4-ply Tortoise Shell Pickguard

When Leo Fender† launched the G&L SB-2™ bass in 1982, he packed his latest innovations in pickup and bridge design into a straightforward, hard-working bass. If you prefer a less-is-more aesthetic but hunger for something meatier, the SB-2 is just the ticket.

The SB-2 starts with a familiar shape, though subtle modifications to its sculpting make it more sleek and balanced. Strap it on and it immediately feels at home, yet somehow more comfortable than you expected. The slim, C-shaped neck falls immediately to hand, checking in with a comfortable 9 1/2″ radius and 21 Jescar 57110 medium-jumbo nickel-silver frets ready to deliver silky playability.

Once the SB-2 has nestled into your comfort zone, it’s time to experience just how far Leo evolved the classic duo of split-coil and single coil pickups. You see, these Magnetic Field Design™ interpretations were created by Leo to give you more gusto without losing detail and finesse. A simple dual-volume control setup allows you to strike any balance between the two, even backing off both volumes to dial in a more vintage flavor. What’s more, the SB-2 features an innovative Leo Fender-designed Saddle-Lock™ bridge to transfer string energy right into the body end-grain for an incredibly resonant instrument.

The bottom line: SB-2 brings the magic of Leo’s own reinterpretation of the P/J configuration in a bass that delivers all the tone and feel you’d expect in a “Latter Day Leo” instrument.

Made in Leo Fender’s historic G&L facility on Fender Avenue in Fullerton, California, the SB-2 is available with a wide range of custom options including body and neck woods, body and neck finishes, neck profiles and pickguard materials.

SCALE: 34"
PICKUPS: Leo Fender†-designed G&L MFD™ split-coil (neck) and single coil (bridge)
NECK WOOD: Hard-Rock Maple with Caribbean Rosewood fingerboard
NECK PROFILE: G&L 1 1/2" Medium C with 9 1/2" radius
FRETS: Medium Jumbo, Jescar 57110 18% nickel silver
TUNING KEYS: Custom G&L "Ultra-Lite" with aluminum tapered string posts
BRIDGE: Leo Fender-designed G&L Saddle-Lock™ with chrome-plated brass saddles
ELECTRONICS: dual-volume
CASE: deluxe Tolex hardshell


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    G&L SB-2 Bass

    Posted by Michael Lombardi on Dec 11th 2019

    This bass is totally bombastic with output that rivals or exceeds any active bass I have ever owned.
    The feel of the neck and the way the notes explode off of it never cease to amaze me. The caribbean rosewood fingerboard is a little too orange/red in color for my taste but still acceptable to me.
    The craftsmanship is excellent and the only real complaint I have is the fact that the bridge saddles are practically sitting on the deck. I had to tighten the truss rod and that helped a great deal getting the action lower, however it looks like I will need to shim the neck to get it right where I want it. I do not setup my basses according to factory spec, I setup based on how it feels.
    I googleated this issue to discover it is a common problem with the SB-2 so shim city here I come! To quote another players opinion on this matter: it's hard for me to believe that G&L would ship this with so little adjustment left in the bridge saddles. Anyway, I still love the instrument and it is now my new favorite and numero uno bass!