Tribute JB-2 3-Tone Sunburst Jazz Bass


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G&L Tribute JB-2 3-Tone Sunburst Jazz Bass 


Hear directly from the source about the G&L Tribute JB-2 Jazz Bass:

Players fond of the old adage “if it ain’t broke…” haven’t played a JB-2™. You see, the G&L JB-2 is all about refinement, blending “holy grail” Alnico single-coil tone with modern Leo Fender† improvements.

The JB-2’s classic Alnico V pickups have tone reminiscent of the best examples from the early ‘60s, thanks to the work of Paul Gagon, G&L VP Engineering. Gagon found his inspiration reviewing original prints stored in Leo Fender’s private laboratory at G&L, but that was just the start. About 30 years ago, Gagon was an R&D engineer at another company when he was tasked with finding out what was so special about the early bolt-on basses many players raved about. Gagon tirelessly analyzed many examples of what were considered holy grail basses, spending time out on the shop floor talking to builders still working in the pickup department since the ‘50s, all on a quest to discover where the real mojo was – and wasn’t. What he learned from the builders matched his own engineering analysis. You see, back in the day, the actual spec of pickups coming down that old production line varied considerably. That meant coming up with the right specs was more challenging than simply following the prints, and Gagon’s persistence paid off as the JB-2 serves up delicious, classic tone.

While the pickups are the origin of the tone, the JB-2 will surprise you with a clarity and sustain unmatched by old basses with their rudimentary bridge design. You see, the JB-2 features an innovative G&L Saddle-Lock™ bridge to transfer string energy right into the body end-grain for an incredibly resonant instrument. If you’re ready to let go of the past but still love that classic Alnico tone, get your hands on a JB-2 and experience a brilliant mash-up of old-school and new-school Leo. Once you play a G&L Tribute Series, you’ll never look back.


Learn about Coffey Music!

Coffey Music is an independently owned and operated full service music store located directly on Main Street in Westminster, MD. We have been serving Carroll County Maryland since 1984 and in that time have grown to become Carroll County’s largest and best music store!



Construction Bolt-on 
Scale 34″
Pickups 2 G&L Alnico single-coil pickups
Body Wood Swamp Ash
Neck Wood Hard-Rock Maple with Maple fingerboard
Neck Width at Nut 1 1/2″
Neck Radius 12″
Neck Profile Medium C
Frets 21 Medium Jumbo, Nickel
Tuning Keys Traditional open-back
Bridge Leo Fender-designed G&L Saddle-Lock
Electronics dual-volume and master tone


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