G&L LB-100 review

A US-built P alternative that's chock-full of classic tone

G&L LB-100
(Image: © G&L Guitars)

Guitar World Verdict

The G&L LB-100 is a traditional P at its core, optimized in a non-obtrusive way. An affordable US-built alternative with a glorious legacy.


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    Classic P-Bass tones, variety of neck options, great clarity and focus


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It’s safe to say the Fender Precision is the most-copied electric bass of all time. While sheer longevity is a factor, it is also a simple case of demand—the P-Bass is the sound that launched a thousand hits, and no gigging bassist’s arsenal is truly complete without one.

Obviously, Fender still makes myriad variations; high-end builders elevate this noble workhorse to show-horse status; and the market is cluttered with knock-offs that range from junk to indistinguishable clones. But of all the companies building P-wannabes, only one has an indisputable claim as heir to the throne: G&L Musical Instruments.

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