Here's an old friend from the 2000-2006 bi-cut neck era that recently joined our used stable. The G&L L-1500 takes its cues from one of Leo Fender's other single pickup basses, the Music Man Stingray. But with Leo being Leo, the L-1500 features the evolutionary improvements that have become the hallmark of the L-series bass line. While showing its age a little, this L-1500 has plenty of life left.
This L-1500 features:
Even with a single pickup and simplified electronics the L-1500 has a lot going on. However it only takes a moment to become familiar with their functions. From top to bottom the knobs are Volume, Treble and Bass. These controls provide true frequency boost and cut, and their is a choice of active, or active with high end boost.
- Blueburst finish on Swamp Ash, 10 pounds
- G&L 'Medium C' (1-5/8" width at the nut), 7.5" radius
- Gloss finish maple neck
- Maple fingerboard
- (1) G&L Magnetic Field Design (MFD) Humbucker pickups
- Volume, Treble and Bass controls
- Series/Parallel switch
- Active/Active Boost switch
- Massive patented Saddle Lock Bridge (a locking saddle screw clamps the saddles together for better sustain)
- Lightweight Aluminum tuning pegs for better instrument balance
- Plek ® laser-guided fret finishing
- Deluxe hardshell tolex case
The top mini-toggle switch chooses whether the pickup is wired in parallel or series. Parallel has a leaner, brighter tone, while the series mode adds more pronounced midrange fullness. We liken parallel to a "JB" mode and series to the fatter warmer "PB" tone. Players who slap or like a springy piano-like tone will like the parallel mode; while the series mode is fatter with a more woolly and warm tone. Lastly, the bottom toggle controls whether the guitar is active or active with high end boost.
With all this tone shaping capability, the G&L L-1500 is capable of anything from bright slap bass, to warm jazz, fat growling low end, or trashy punk. With broad dynamic range and excellent overall sustain, it's really just a matter of a little experimentation to dial in the guitar to suit your style or particular gig.
We are an authorized G&L Premier dealer located in Bellingham, Massachusetts and have over 40 G&L's in stock at all times. Please feel free to browse our other listings, or contact us for information on a custom order.