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This USA LB-100 features:
The Precision Bass format is a pretty simple configuration, so it's not what you do to it, it's how well you do it. The LB-100 has a nicely contoured and balanced Swamp Ash body. Swamp Ash provides a sweet top end and a mild midrange scoop, giving this bass a detailed full range response.
The neck on this ASAT bass is what they call their 'Medium C' profile. It has a 1.5" width at the nut and 9.5" radius, which generally places it in J-bass territory. It is a comfortable C shape that is easy to navigate and the moderate radius works for just about any style of playing. And as with any USA G&L the Plek® finished neck is very consistent with no dips, high spots or rough fret ends.
The G&L-made Alnico 5 pickup has a nice wide -- and low noise -- response, and paired with the swamp ash body has deep but not overly pronounced lows, and clear silky highs. Plugged into our bass rig the LB offers a very responsive surface for slap bass, and rolling back the tone control dials in more mellow tones that are rounder, softer, and more typical of what you might expect from a P-Bass.
Elsewhere, typical G&L design details are evident: Plek'd neck, Aluminum tuning pegs to reduce headstock weight and improve balance, 6-bolt neck, and G&L's substantial and fully adjustable saddle lock bridge, which sits in the wood, not just on it.
The LB-100 is not fancy or complex, but is neatly executed and solidly built with top-notch hardware and materials. The result is a big, natural sounding instrument that can slot into almost any playing situation or style of music.