G&L CLF Research L-2500 Bass Guitar (with Case)

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Made in Fullerton, California, the G&L CLF Research L-2500 is packed with two Magnetic Field Design humbucking pickups that produce a thick tone.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
G&L MFD pickups G&L's own design that are clear and punchy
Caribbean rosewood fretboard Light brown hue; warm tone and smooth playing feel
Basswood body Big, warm midrange tones
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength

In the late 1970s, Clarence Leo Fender was looking forward to launching his new G&L brand featuring his latest innovations including Magnetic Field Design pickups and the Saddle Lock bridge. Leo developed these technologies at his CLF Research company, and production of the new G&L instruments took place in the CLF Research factory on Fender Avenue in Fullerton, California, where G&L production continues today.

The new CLF Research L-2500 pays homage to its roots with classic details including the early CLF/G&L headstock and neck profile, beautifully reproduced aluminum CLF knobs, elegant-chrome control plate, and color-coded mini toggle switch tips.

PICKUPS: Two G&L Magnetic Field humbucking pickups
BODY WOOD: Basswood
NECK WOOD: Caribbean Rosewood
NECK PROFILE: CLF/G&L 1.775" nut width-slim C with 9 1/2" radius
FRETS: Medium Jumbo, Jescar 57110 18% nickel silver
TUNING KEYS: Custom G&L "Ultra-Lite" with aluminum tapered string posts
BRIDGE: Leo Fender-designed G&L Saddle Lock with chrome-plated brass saddles
ELECTRONICS: Tri-Tone system with 3-position pickup selector, series/parallel switch, 3-position pre-amp mode switch, volume, treble, bass
CASE: deluxe Tolex hardshell

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 714-897-6766

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted February 28, 2022 by Kelleigh Lonidier in Olympia, WA

"The Finest Bass I've Owned"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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First off, G&L. If you don't know who they are then please look up the history. This was designed by Leo Fender, I guess he left Fender, started Musicman and G&L (not sure of the order) so these basses have lineage. the L-2500 is made in California, comes in a case with certificate (I called them adoption papers because it feels like this will be with me for the rest of my life.) Very nice all the way around. The set-up was pretty good, all things considered. But wow, it feels like such quality. the knobs are heavy and feel firm, industrial, like they could become artifacts of history and still work. The strings set at a nice action and spacing all the way up the neck, it is comfortable, a little heavy but it is a nice hunk of wood. The bone nut and frets were perfect, the strings were strung nicely with not too much extra on the tuners and angle at the headstock leaves me feeling confident it will be an easy bass to keep intonate-ed. The bridge looks solid, heavy and all around this bass just screams take me into battle or play a set, or both, and it doesn't care what order you do them in either. Solid craftsmanship and a stunning work of art, and it just looks like it will be banging around long after I am dead and gone....a solid bass.

Amazing zZounds (see what I did there?) IT is very easy and smooth playing neck, easy to get up and down the fretboard.

The components are solid, they feel satisfying read more like those old stereos in the 60's and 70's when you turn them, smooth and sure like they won't crap out on ya.

Ease of Use
easy peasy.

Oh my, stunning, a work of art


Manufacturer Support
Yes, Made in California, quality craftsmanship

The Wow Factor
Very High, although Music Man seems to be more "popular" but they are pretty close to the same things from a design aspect.

Musical Background:
Composer, played in a few bands at a local level years ago, 30+ years

Musical Style:
Rock, Pop, Alternative, Folk, Punk, Punk-Polka
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