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

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.

Overall User Ratings (based on 2 ratings)
  • Overall:
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sound:
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Features:
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Ease of Use:
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Quality:
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Value:
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Manufacturer Support:
    5 out of 5 stars
  • The Wow Factor:
    5 out of 5 stars
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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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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Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
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 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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Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I needed an extra bass for jobs cause nothing is worse than a malfunction on your bass with no back up. So this is a great bass. Just like a musicman. And thank you zZounds. After I got the G&L during set up the trust rod snapped and this has never happened before on any guitar I’ve set up. zZounds replaced this 2600$ bass no questions asked. Thank you
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