The jazz bass shape is a staple design that doesn’t need drastic changes. And that’s why Leo Fender’s G&L have kept it simple and refined.
They’ve packed the JB with all the features you’d expect of a classic instrument, plus the added innovations of one of the best luthiers in history.
The Tribute line of basses house great features usually found on G&L’s Californian-made series. It’s equipped with their in-house Saddle-Lock bridge design transferring more resonance into the body for a greater playing experience.
While 20 medium-jumbo nickel frets deliver high-end smoothness for great playability. At the headstock are stylish vintage open back tuning heads, one of the many design decisions that heave made this bass so iconic.
G&L-designed alnico single coil pickups provide the classic growl pulled straight out the 60’s. Everyone knows and loves the contemporary sound of J-basses. It has a smooth low end and can produce a slightly scooped midrange and bright highs.
There are two tone controls and one volume so there’s plenty of variation to work with. Roll off on the tone knobs to get a 50’s or 60’s vibe. Crank it and the you’ll have a startlingly powerful sound.
Body and neck
The JB sports a rounded Swamp Ash body in a classy gloss finish. The neck is made of a crisp, bright hard-rock Maple, with a medium C shape for something meaty to hold onto.
- CONSTRUCTION: bolt-on
- SCALE: 34"
- PICKUPS: 2x G&L Alnico single coil pickups
- BODY WOOD: Swamp Ash
- NECK WOOD: Hard Rock Maple w/ Maple fingerboard
- NECK WIDTH AT NUT: 1 1/2"
- NECK RADIUS: 9”
- NECK PROFILE: medium C
- FRETS: medium jumbo, nickel
- TUNING KEYS: Traditional open-back
- BRIDGE: Leo Fender-designed G&L Saddle-Lock™
- ELECTRONICS: one volume control for each pickup, master tone