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G & L Black Ice M-2500 Bass
G & L USA 2012 Black Ice Collection M-2500 5 String Bass Guitar - Black Ice
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G&L USA 2012 Black Ice Collection M-2500 5 String Bass Guitar - Black Ice

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G&L USA 2012 Black Ice Collection M-2500 5 String Bass Guitar - Black Ice

The new Black Ice Collection takes G&L’s Nearly Naked™ (NENA) finish in a whole new direction with a bad-ass look for players ready to grab the spotlight. Like the 2012 Special Collection, Black Ice models feature G&L’s newly-developed NENA finish applied over premium two-piece swamp ash bodies. This time around, no pickguard comes between your eyes and the dramatic Black Ice finish.

Having worked with a variety of staining and burnishing techniques, G&L craftsmen developed the Nearly Naked finish blending old-world techniques with modern finish technology. While the NENA vision was all about highlighting the natural beauty of swamp ash, artists never stop exploring. Before long G&L master painter Malcolm McLamore had developed Black Ice, a sleek matte black base with silver highlights embedded in the sweeping grain of the swamp ash. You’ll be forgiven for thinking such an intricate finish may be delicate, but the Nearly Naked Black Ice finish is surprisingly durable yet reveals the wood’s natural texture to the touch.

Three decades ago, the G&L L-2000™ bass served notice that company founder Leo Fender† was ready to disrupt the status quo. The bold, brash L-2000 and the L-2500™ five-string that followed have always been an exhilarating experience for players with the skill to pull it off. Now the new M-2000 and M-2500 harness that power with a sonic palate that will surprise and delight new and die-hard G&L fans alike.

Leo’s MFD™ humbuckers have always been the heart of the iconic L-Series. In the all-new M-Series, these powerhouses are voiced to fully exploit a studio-quality 18v preamp system specially designed by G&L’s R&D wizard Paul Gagon. With an LF442 chip, 100v poly caps, 1% metal film resistors and big, fat signal traces on the mil-spec circuit board, this preamp reveals everything the player and the instrument have to offer. And there’s even more:

  • Primary volume and pan controls to explore the full range of sounds available between the two pickups
  • 3-band EQ with peripherally placed, center-detent, reduced-diameter knobs
  • An impeccable, familiar feel of the instrument in the hands and on the shoulder

For slapping, rolling back some highs and dialing up some lows, coupled with a mid-range boost, magnifies the intensity that Leo’s humbuckers are famous for. Need more definition for fingerstyle? Just bring up the treble and roll off the bass for a nuanced and detailed sound. Headroom? The new M-Series preamp harnesses the power of those meaty MFD humbuckers without a hint of clipping. The best tools are simple, intuitive and easy to use, and that’s exactly what you’ll find in the new M-series package. Truly, it’s the evolution of Leo’s revolution.

This M-2500 shows its darker side thanks to a Nearly Naked™ (NENA) Black Ice finish over its swamp ash body. Its hard-rock maple neck features an easy-playing satin finish, while its contemporary 12” radius and Plek-dressed medium-jumbo nickel frets deliver silky playability. What’s more, the M-2500 features an innovative Leo Fender-designed Saddle-Lock™ bridge to transfer string energy right into the body end-grain for an incredibly resonant instrument. The moment you open the luxurious Tolex hardshell case made by G&G Quality Case, you’ll be greeted with an instrument of timeless elegance and a delicious aroma that’ll have your pulse racing.

    Very Limited Production

  • PICKUPS: 2 G&L MFD humbucking pickups
  • BODY WOOD: 2-piece Swamp Ash
  • BODY FINISH: Nearly Naked (NENA) Black Ice
  • NECK WOOD: Hard Rock Maple with Maple fingerboard
  • NECK FINISH: Clear Satin
  • NECK PROFILE: G&L #10 with 12" radius
  • FRETS: Medium Jumbo; processed by PLEK
  • TUNING KEYS: Custom G&L Ultra-Lite with aluminum tapered string posts
  • BRIDGE: G&L Saddle Lock with chrome-plated brass saddles
  • ELECTRONICS: G&L M-spec 18v preamp, volume, pan, 3-band boost/cut EQ with center detents
  • CASE: Deluxe Hardshell Tolex Case
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