Submitted July 13, 2014 by John N in Rohnert Park, CA
"Awesome Jazz Bass"
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I have been wanting a GL Jazz since they started making them, and now I finally have one, and I am not disappointed. I purchased the 3-tone sunburst model, and it is a beautiful bass. Jazz bass tone, with more sustain. With everything full up and just a touch of bass and treble on a combo amp, I dialed in a sweet tone, looking forward to taking it on a gig and using the big bass rig. As this is a reproduction of a 1972 Jazz, it is a little bit different from a standard Jazz bass, as the bridge pickup is a little bit closer to the bridge, so that back pickup tone is a bit more pronounced when playing directly over the pickup. This bass is well built, and haven't noticed any issues with fit or finish, except that the fret ends could have been dressed a bit better, but you aren't going to find many basses with that kind of detail for less then 1200 bucks. Also, the truss rod adjustment is on the heel of the neck. While this is correct for a 1972 Jazz, it's a bit of a pain. Taking the pickguard off was enough to access the adjustment, just a bit of a pain to deal with. Hopefully I won't have to do that too often. All in all, a very welcome addition to my small collection of basses.
I have been playing bass guitar for 25 years, in various rock bands over the years.
Rock, and various sub-genres of rock (Metal, Prog, singer/songwriter, punk)
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