G&L USA JB 4-String Bass, Clear Forest Green, Rosewood Fretboard

SKU
GL-JB-CFG-RW
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G&L USA JB 4-String Bass, Clear Forest Green, Rosewood Fretboard
$1,599.99
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The JB’s classic Alnico V pickups have tone reminiscent of the best examples from the early ‘60s, thanks to the work of Paul Gagon, G&L VP Engineering. Gagon found his inspiration reviewing original prints stored in Leo Fender’s private laboratory at G&L, but that was just the start. About 30 years ago, Gagon was an R&D engineer at another company when he was tasked with finding out what was so special about the early bolt-on basses many players raved about. Gagon tirelessly analyzed many examples of what were considered “holy grail” basses, spending time out on the shop floor talking to builders still working in the pickup department since the ‘50s, all on a quest to discover where the real mojo was – and wasn’t. What he learned from the builders matched his own engineering analysis. You see, back in the day, the actual spec of pickups coming that down that old production line varied considerably. That meant coming up with the right specs was more challenging than simply following the prints, and Gagon’s persistence paid off as the JB serves up delicious, classic tone.

Body

  • Model: JB
  • Color: Clear Forest Green
  • Body: Swamp Ash
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply White

Neck

  • Material: Hard-rock Maple - Satin Clear
  • Profile: Medium C - 1 1/2” nut width, generous edge roll, and medium taper from 0.820” at 1st fret to 0.920” at 12th fret. These specs were part of the #6 and #8 necks.
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Scale: 34"
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Frets: 22x Medium Jumbo PLEK

Electronics

  • Pickups: G&L JB Alnico 5 Single-Coils
  • Controls: 2x Volume, 1x Tone

Hardware

  • Bridge: G&L Saddle-Lock
  • Tuners: G&L Ultra-Lite

Miscellaneous

  • Case: G&G Black Tolex Hardshell
  • Certificate of Authenticity and Spec Sheet
  • Approximate Instrument Weight: 8.9 lbs.
More Information
Condition New
SKU GL-JB-CFG-RW
UPC 4129846299
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