G&L has brought its popular offset model, the Fallout, to its diverse bass guitar range. Driven by a powerful Magnetic Field Humbucker that guarantees bold bass tones, the USA Fallout bass is perhaps more unique for its short 30" scale length. Other key features include G&L's super-solid Saddle Lock bridge, as well as a retro Miami Blue finish with a stylish black racing stripe.
Short Scale Design
The G&L Fallout bass boasts a modest and manageable 30" scale length. With less tension than a conventional 34” scale length, this shorter instrument offers a much looser feel as less strain is exerted on the strings; making them easier to fret and even bend. This, combined with the frets being much closer together, means that the G&L Fallout bass feels easy to play and delivers a deep, fat sound.
Unconventional scale length aside, the G&L Fallout bass' tonewoods are fairly typical, with a balanced-sounding Alder body paired with a snappy bolt-on Hard Rock Maple neck. The neck is adorned with a beautifully-smooth Caribbean Rosewood fingerboard, which is fitted with medium jumbo frets that strike the perfect balance between a modern and vintage feel.
G&L's acclaimed Saddle Lock bridge makes an appearance on the Fallout bass. Using a mechanism that prevents the individual string saddles from moving around, this system ensures that your strings are evenly spaced apart for greater playing consistency. With the saddles locked together, the vibrations from the strings are also transferred more effectively through the bass’ body - offering increased sustain.
The Fallout bass is fitted with a set of G&L's Ultra-Lite tuners too, with aluminium tapered string posts. This lightweight hardware installed at the headstock prevents the notorious "neck dive" that afflicts many guitars, meaning that the Fallout bass is extremely balanced when playing in a standing position.
Powerful MFD Pickup
Driven by a G&L Magnetic Field Humbucker (MFD), the Fallout bass emits a thick sound with plenty of bottom-end boom. Utilising ceramic bar magnets, G&L's distinctive MFD design transfers the magnetic field to the top of the pickup, ensuring a warmer and more dynamic sound with a wider frequency response.
And while a single pickup configuration may seem limited, the G&L Fallout bass does sport a 3-position mini toggle switch that allows you to choose between parallel, split and "OMG" pickup modes. Giving you a range of different timbres, the Fallout also comes with customary volume and tone controls.
- Body Wood: Alder
- Colour: Miami Blue with Black Racing Stripe
- Neck Wood: Hard Rock Maple
- Neck Profile: CLF/G&L 1 5/8" Slim C
- Fingerboard: Caribbean Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 9 1/2"
- Frets: Medium Jumbo, Jescar 57110 18% Nickel Silver
- Scale Length: 30"
Hardware & Electronics
- Tuning Keys: Custom G&L "Ultra-Lite" with Aluminium Tapered String Posts
- Bridge: Leo Fender-Designed G&L Saddle Lock with Chrome-Plated Brass Saddles
- Pickups: G&L Magnetic Field Humbucking
- Electronics: 3-Position Mini Toggle for Parallel/Split/OMG Pickup Modes, Volume, Tone
- Case: Gig Bag