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G&L Tribute JB-2 Bass Guitar in 3-Tone Sunburst

A contemporary take on the J-type bass, improved with Leo Fender-designed features! Equipped with Alnico V pickups for "holy grail" '60s tone.




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    Product Description

    Bassists who are fond of the old adage "if it ain’t broke, don't fix it" clearly haven’t played a G&L JB-2! This rock-solid workhorse instrument from G&L's affordable Tribute Series is all about refinement — taking the iconic J-bass formula and refining it by blending "holy grail" Alnico single-coil tone with modern Leo Fender-designed innovations.

    For starters, the JB-2 has a more contemporary "vibe" with its comfortable body shape inspired by G&L's L Series models. The slim Maple neck features a smooth satin finish, while the relatively flat 12" radius and medium-jumbo nickel frets deliver modern playability. What's more, the JB-2 boasts G&L 's acclaimed 'Saddle-Lock' bridge that transfers string energy right into the body for incredible resonance!

    Key Features

    • Poplar Body — Often likened to Alder, Poplar is comparably balanced in sound with a slightly lighter feel. Comes adorned with a beautiful Ash top.
    • Medium "C" Maple Neck — Supportive neck shape offers superb playability for both contemporary and traditional bassists; enhanced with a slippery satin finish.
    • Bolt-On Construction — Produces a snappy note response for an immediate playing experience.
    • G&L Alnico V Pickups — Possess a tone reminiscent of the best "holy grail" examples from the early '60s; serving up delicious, classic sounds with great clarity and sustain.
    • Dual-Volume Control Setup — Allows you to strike any balance between the two pickups. Master tone control also lets you remove treble and bite from both single-coils for a more rounded "jazz" character.
    • Leo Fender-Designed G&L 'Saddle-Lock' Bridge — Features a small Allen screw on the side of the unit, which presses all of the string saddles together so that they resonate as though they were one single mass; resulting in increased sustain.



    • Body Shape: JB-2
    • Body Wood: Poplar
    • Top Wood: Ash


    • Neck Wood: Hard Rock Maple
    • Neck Profile: Medium "C"
    • Neck Finish: Clear Tint Satin
    • Neck Joint: Bolt-On
    • Scale Length: 34"
    • Fingerboard Wood: Maple
    • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
    • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo, Nickel
    • Number of Frets: 21
    • Inlays: Black Dots
    • Nut Width: 1.5"


    • Bridge: Leo Fender-Designed G&L Saddle-Lock
    • Tuners: Traditional Open-Back
    • Hardware Finish: Chrome


    • Pickup: G&L Alnico V Single-Coils
    • Controls: Volume (x2), Master Tone
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