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G&L LB-100 Maple Fingerboard Ash Body Electric Bass

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The G&L LB-100 made its debut 20 years ago in response to bassists asking for a subtle evolution of the p-style platform. With a slightly streamlined body shape for improved comfort and balance, the L... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The G&L LB-100 made its debut 20 years ago in response to bassists asking for a subtle evolution of the p-style platform. With a slightly streamlined body shape for improved comfort and balance, the LB-100 also brought the G&L Saddle Lock bridge for richer note definition and sustain. In the late ‘90s tastes were changing and the popularity of the p-style platform waned, and the LB-100 was discontinued.

In those years the G&L LB-100 earned legions of avid fans, among them Garry Beers of INXS. According to Garry:

“I’ve been a diehard Precision Bass fan since I was a kid, and as my career took off with INXS I was fortunate to be able to collect some amazing examples made in the ‘50s and ‘60s. Of course, there’s my number one Fender, a 1958 p-bass which I dearly love. However, the truth is the best p-type basses I’ve played are my G&L LB-100s. The shape, feel, and tone are just superb. I’m excited to see the LB-100 return after all these years.” – Garry Beers, INXS

While the tone remains unchanged, thanks to a faithful recreation of the original LB-100 Alnico V pickup wound in-house at G&L, playability is enhanced with Plek fret processing making this LB-100 the best yet.

Made in Leo Fender’s historic G&L facility on Fender Avenue in Fullerton, California, the LB-100 is now available with a wide range of custom options including body and neck woods, body and neck finishes, neck profiles and pickguard materials.

FEATURES

Neck
  • Shape: Medium C
  • Wood: Hard rock maple
  • Neck joint: 6-Bolt
  • Scale length: 34 in.
  • Truss rod: Yes
  • Finish: Light tint satin
Pickups
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Pickup configuration: Split-coil
  • Neck: Not applicable
  • Middle: Alnico V split-coil humbucking
  • Bridge: Not applicable
  • Brand: G&L
  • Series or parallel: Not applicable
  • Active preamp: Not applicable
  • Special electronics: Not applicable
Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5 in.
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Pearloid
  • Nut material: Bone
  • Nut width: 1.625 in. (41.275 mm)
  • Neck width at 12 fret: Info not available
Body
  • Cutaway: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body finish: Info not available
  • Orientation: Right handed
Controls
  • Control layout: Volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: No
  • Coil tap or split: Not appicable
  • Tone switching: No
  • Special switching: Not applicable
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Saddle Lock with chrome-plated brass saddles
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Schaller
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Pickguard: Yes
  • Special features: Not applicable
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Adjustment Wrenches, Certificate of Authenticity, Build Sheet
  • Country of origin: USA
Pro Coverage
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Limited 10 year warranty on all guitars.


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