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Re: G&L Noisy but Cool

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Posted by Mickster on August 21, 2001 at 16:20:28:

In Reply to: G&L Noisy but Cool posted by DaBass on August 21, 2001 at 08:53:34:

: Just played a great bass, a "new" G&L L2500. Played the stick for about 30 minutes and could get a ton of different tones-you name it. I slapped it and even walked a few jazz riffs. OK, I want this bass, but...

: The bass has a 3-way toggle that turns the preamp off, on and on with treble boost. When I turned the preamp on, I noticed a slight hum and of course a little more hum when I turned the preamp on with the treble boost.

: Can this hum be silenced or muted some way. Will this hum interfere with any studio work? I mostly play live, but I don't want to buy a bass that won't work out in the studio.


Dabass, I've never played a G&L, but, I've heard a lot of similar complaints about them being noisy. Some say that the pickups are very hot, and this is what causes the noise. I just bought a Yamaha bass, but, G&Ls are on my list for the next bass purchase along with Musicman and Esh. First, I gotta pay this one off. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. They are very nice, though.


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