#1
Currently I've got a 5 string G&L and I've never really felt comfortable with it. I always feel much better with a 4 string. Now I also love the G&L bass, the tone is exactly what I'm looking for, and it's got a lot of variation.

So there's a guy locally who has a newer G&L 4 string and is interested in trading. The question I'm wondering is, are the newer G&L's (Tributes) of different quality then the older ones? Aside from the stamped bridge that is.
Guitars
MIM Fender Telecaster
Art & Lutherie Cedar
1969 EKO Ranchero
G&L Tribute L2500

Amps
Traynor YCV40WR
Yorkville BM400H
Peavey TVX 4x10

Effects
Behringer DSP1000
Dunlop GCB95 Wah
Digitech HotRod
BBE Sonic Stomp
#2
I'm just wondering if I traded would I be getting the short end of the stick?
Guitars
MIM Fender Telecaster
Art & Lutherie Cedar
1969 EKO Ranchero
G&L Tribute L2500

Amps
Traynor YCV40WR
Yorkville BM400H
Peavey TVX 4x10

Effects
Behringer DSP1000
Dunlop GCB95 Wah
Digitech HotRod
BBE Sonic Stomp
#3
If they're both Tributes than a straight-up trade should be fine; you won't be getting ripped off. If both basses are in the same condition then you're good to go.

And yeah, 4-strings are the way to go
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Last edited by mountaindew88 at Jun 28, 2007,
#4
I don't think there are many G&L users here so if you need a definitive answer then I'd recommend checking the official G&L bass forum. But it does sound like a reasonable trade and I haven't heard anything about a drop in G&L quality.
#5
isn't tribute the cheaper G&Ls? G&L still makes a regular line, if you find a g&L trade it should be fine
#6
Well, 5ers cost more than 4 string equivilants, so you could most probably sell the 5er and buy a second hand 4er and have a bit of cash left over.
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#7
The difference is, mine is about 3 years old whereas his is brand new.

Unless of course the older Tributes are worth more money
Guitars
MIM Fender Telecaster
Art & Lutherie Cedar
1969 EKO Ranchero
G&L Tribute L2500

Amps
Traynor YCV40WR
Yorkville BM400H
Peavey TVX 4x10

Effects
Behringer DSP1000
Dunlop GCB95 Wah
Digitech HotRod
BBE Sonic Stomp
#8
You should be fine, as far as I know.
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#9
I'd trade my music man for a real L2000 any day of the week, buddy
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#10
why not try a high C on your 5'er?

it does feel a lot more like a 4 if you do that

BTW G&L tributes are made by Cort
Gear:
Washburn RB2500 (5 String)
Yamaha BB400 Fretless (1981)
Carlo Giordano 3/4 Upright (White)
Cort Action 4 (Stereo-fied)
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#11
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BTW G&L tributes are made by Cort



where are they made, and are they cut from the same woods as a real one?
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#12
They're made in Korea and i'm honestly not sure, but having played one i really am tossing up between it and a Cort B4
Gear:
Washburn RB2500 (5 String)
Yamaha BB400 Fretless (1981)
Carlo Giordano 3/4 Upright (White)
Cort Action 4 (Stereo-fied)
Orange Bass Terror 500
Orange 1x15 Cab
Boss GT-6 Bass Multi-effects