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    metron
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    It’s time to show some G&L love! I know you folks dig em, and they are what ultimately brought a lot of us here.

    I got my first from the Dudepit about 12 years ago -a 1983 L2000 with the eye gouger headstock. Since then I’ve had 3 L1000s, an L2000e, and a slab SB-2. I should have pics of them somewhere and I’ll post them when I have a chance.

    I went for a few years without a G&L until I got this SB-2 recently. In a word, it sounds mean. 😈

    Not my carpet, sorry for the ad photos. 😀

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    BEAUTIFUL!

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    BEAUTIFUL!

    Thanks ProgD! Let’s see some chickenheads

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    It’s like a tractor beam, I can’t seem to pull away from.

    Recently saw a thread where the OP said he was having a hard time taming his SB-2, especially with the absence of a tone knob.

    Other than pickup volume(s), how do you control yours, or do you let it run wild?

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    It’s like a tractor beam, I can’t seem to pull away from.

    Recently saw a thread where the OP said he was having a hard time taming his SB-2, especially with the absence of a tone knob.

    Other than pickup volume(s), how do you control yours, or do you let it run wild?

    I can’t speak for an SB-2 because I have an L-2500. But I do have a couple of guitars with only a volume control. In those cases I dial in as much tone as I want from the amp. I will then open the volume full on the guitar and make adjustments there. A small decrease in volume from a very hot pickup (like MFD’s, or in my example really hot humbuckers) can make large differences in tone.

    The Coberator. My other car is a Rocinante.

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    It’s like a tractor beam, I can’t seem to pull away from.

    Recently saw a thread where the OP said he was having a hard time taming his SB-2, especially with the absence of a tone knob.

    Other than pickup volume(s), how do you control yours, or do you let it run wild?

    I can’t speak for an SB-2 because I have an L-2500. But I do have a couple of guitars with only a volume control. In those cases I dial in as much tone as I want from the amp. I will then open the volume full on the guitar and make adjustments there. A small decrease in volume from a very hot pickup (like MFD’s, or in my example really hot humbuckers) can make large differences in tone.

    Yeppers, unless it has a treble bleed installed or is wired to prevent it the volume pot acts as a second tone pot and will lose high end definition as the volume is reduced. In some cases that can be a plus and in others not. I tend to prefer installing treble bleeds so my tone doesn’t change with volume but others feel just the opposite.

    FWIW is tends to be much less noticeable on a bass vs certain guitars.

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    I just let it run wild. I thought about a tone knob initially but then, I didnt buy it to sound like a Fender and have so far decided to use it for what it is. Its gnarly and always will be, with or without tone so I embrace that. 🙂

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    This guy again!

    https://www.talkbass.com/threads/new-old-used-bass-day.1374001/page-5#post-22005652

    Asking about Fenders in a G&L thread!

    I’m thinking it’s a bad idea, but what if we all reported his post as off topic and offensive?

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    Ha ha, @WaginDingbat to the rescue!

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    I’m thinking it’s a bad idea, but what if we all reported his post as off topic and offensive?

    You’re right, it’s a bad idea! lol. If you really want to get the guy, bend him over a block of ice, pull his pants down, and stick a dry cob right in there. You’ll never see another Fender

    Trapped in time, surrounded by evil, low on gas. When does this happen in the movie?

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    Dammit! Stop giving out bad advice!

    Trapped in time, surrounded by evil, low on gas. When does this happen in the movie?

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    Ha ha, @wagindingbat to the rescue!

    LMFAO

    The Coberator. My other car is a Rocinante.

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    I’ve got an SB-2T, which came from the factory with a tone control.
    The thing I’ve found over the couple years of owning it, is the tone control is best left wide open if you set your volumes lower than 10. For example, if you set the p volume to about 5, there’s still plenty of character without the highs being harsh/brash. It sort of rounds off the edges. Turning down the tone at this point starts to take away from the character and starts putting holes in it, like something’s missing.

    Setting the volume to full makes the tone control much more useful, IMO.
    Full up, there’s so much character coming from the pickup, the tone control is able to help dial it back easier.

    Sitting here like uninvited company.

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    Ha ha, @wagindingbat to the rescue!

    I remembered you guys talking about this clown. I kinda had too

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    I’ll play….

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    I’ll play….

    Thats a great picture of you. Nice basses.

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    BEAUTIFUL!

    Thanks ProgD! Let’s see some chickenheads

    Gladly. I just gotta figure out the picture posting process. Soon. Maybe.

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    Same. I’d love to post my L-2500 ‘Raptor Bass’ in here.

    The Coberator. My other car is a Rocinante.

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    Almost bought a SB-1 this weekend. Darn thing sold within four days.

    The thing that blows about Colorado is that we’re so butt to nutts packed that none of the goods last long. Been jonsing for a four string P bass with MFD’s for a long time.

    Now I want one even more.

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    Do it.

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