Kiloton 5™

Kiloton 5 in Old School Tobacco Sunburst

Shown in Old School Tobacco Sunburst with Tortoise pickguard
Hard rock maple neck with Maple fingerboard and Clear Satin neck finish

Explosive Power.

kil·o·ton
/ˈkiləˌtən/
~ a unit of explosive power equivalent to 1,000 tons of TNT.

What happens when you pack Leo Fender's potent Magnetic Field Design bass humbucker into the sleek shape of his SB-2? The new G&L Kiloton 5: explosive power that's easy to handle.

Kiloton 5's silhouette is the most comfortable bass body ever created by Leo. It's compact and pure, with every curve and contour perfectly executed. And now it's carrying more firepower than ever, with Leo's G&L Magnetic Field Design humbucker placed right in the sweet spot he specified back when the sign over our door still read "CLF Research."

Kiloton 5's single MFD bucker fires without the aid of a preamp, while a 3-position series/split/parallel toggle harnesses the coils' power. Simple volume and tone controls are devastatingly effective, revealing a wide range of textures Leo's MFD bucker is famous for. What's more, Kiloton 5 is armed with a 6-bolt neck and Leo Fender-designed Saddle-Lock™ bridge to transfer all the energy right into the body end-grain for an incredibly resonant instrument.

Kiloton 5 is a new force of nature, wrought from Leo's elements and ready for impact. Click the the Video Demo tab to hear it, then get to your G&L dealer to experience it.

Made in Leo Fender’s historic G&L facility on Fender Avenue in Fullerton, California, the Kiloton 5 is available with a wide range of custom options including body and neck woods, body and neck finishes, neck profiles and pickguard materials.

The G&L name, stylized G&L logo, distinctive "hook" headstock design, Kiloton, SB-2, Magnetic Field Design, MFD, Saddle-Lock and CLF are registered trademarks or trademarks of G&L Musical Instruments / BBE Sound, Inc.

† The personal name, likeness and signature of Mr. Clarence Leo Fender are property of G&L Musical Instruments / BBE Sound, Inc. and may not be used in any commercial capacity without prior approval. For enquiries regarding the use of the "Leo Fender" name, likeness or signature, please contact us. G&L is not associated with Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.

Specifications
  • CONSTRUCTION: bolt-on
  • SCALE: 34"
  • PICKUP: Leo Fender†-designed G&L MFD™ humbucker
  • ELECTRONICS: 3-way series/split/parallel mini toggle, volume, tone
  • BODY WOOD: Alder on Standard and all solid finishes, Swamp Ash on all Premier finishes
  • NECK WOOD: Hard-Rock Maple with choice of Maple or Rosewood fingerboard
  • NECK PROFILE: G&L 1 7/8" Modern C5 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
  • CASE: deluxe Tolex hardshell

Kiloton 5 in Old School Tobacco Sunburst
Kiloton 5 in Old School Tobacco Sunburst with Tortoise pickguard
Hard Rock Maple neck with Clear Satin finish

Live! At Leo's: watch Steve Araujo of The Bass Hang showcase the new G&L Kiloton bass. The Kiloton is running through the superb BBE BMAX-T bass preamp using the DI out. The Live! At Leo's studio is located at Leo Fender's historic G&L factory on Fender Avenue in Fullerton, California - The Birthplace Of Bolt-on™.