G&L - a Legacy of Engineering and Design
Introducing the G&L M-2000 and M-2500 Basses
Evolution of a Revolution
When Leo Fender introduced the iconic G&L L-2000 in 1981, the father of the electric bass was ready to disrupt the status quo. The L-2000 was revolutionary in ways that truly mattered – flexibility and versatility. The L-2000’s Tri-Tone active/passive circuitry was unlike anything before it, offering an amazing range of tones from a single instrument.
Fast forward thirty years and the iconic L-2000 and its L-2500 five-string counterpart are ready to share the stage with the evolution of Leo’s masterpiece, the M-2000 and M-2500 basses.
You see, the original L-2000 is a force to be reckoned with. It’s bold, brash, maybe even a bit wild. Players often liken playing an L-2000 to driving a high-performance sports car at ten-tenths: an exhilarating experience if you’ve got the skill to pull it off. Harnessing the power of Leo’s potent Magnetic Field Design humbuckers is the name of the game. The new M-2000 and M-2500 harness that power and reveal a new sonic palate that will surprise and delight new and die-hard G&L fans alike.
The Studio Is On-Board
The heart of an L-2000 has always been the twin MFD humbuckers. With the M-Series, these powerhouses have been voiced to take maximum advantage of the new studio-quality 18v preamp system designed by G&L’s R&D wizard Paul Gagon. With an LF442 chip, 100v poly caps, 1% metal film resistors and big, fat signal traces on the mil-spec circuit board, it’s like having a studio-grade preamp on board. Says Gagon, “This new preamp lets you hear the crisp detail and punch of the MFD pickups, the nuance of the strings and the resonance of the wood, all without artificial coloration.” In other words, the M-Series preamp doesn’t make the tone, it reveals it.
What’s more, running a full 18 volts delivers generous headroom for dynamic funk slap/pop and any aggressive playing style. Go ahead, throw anything you’ve got at it and the M-spec preamp will harness the power of those meaty MFD humbuckers without a hint of clipping.