Sound Samples from Femto's G&L L2000 Tribute


Here's some sound files I recorded after I'd made the single coil modification to my G&L L2000 Tribute. The modifications were inspired by a document by a www.talkbass.com member called DavePlaysBass who has contributed a great deal of information to help people to modify the electronics of these great bass guitars.

Dave's original document can be found here.

The way I have done the modification adds both inside and outside single coil modes but without losing Series mode.

An Adobe Acrobat PDF file with switch wiring diagrams can be downloaded from here.

All the following recordings were made using a Roland Cube 30 Bass amplifier, set to the Trace Elliot model and then straight into the line input on my computer.
Strings are Ernie Ball Power Slinkies.
As you will hear, there is no noise from the bass after the modifications have been made. All samples were played fingerstyle.

One thing to be aware of that DavePlaysBass has reminded me of is that this mod will not work as intended with the bass boost capacitors in place. Those capacitors were included in the circuit of pre-2006 USA models. Please refer to Dave's document using the link above.


For these samples, I've gone as closely as I could with the 'Groove' riff from www.basstasters.com. Hey, you never know, they might wanna use them!

Groove - Both pickups in Series mode

Groove - Both pickups in Parallel mode

Groove - Both pickups in Inside Single Coil mode

Groove - Both pickups in Outside Single Coil mode


Groove - Neck pickup in Series mode

Groove - Neck pickup in Parallel mode

Groove - Neck pickup in Inside Single Coil mode

Groove - Neck pickup in Outside Single Coil mode


Groove - Bridge pickup in Series mode

Groove - Bridge pickup in Parallel mode

Groove - Bridge pickup in Inside Single Coil mode

Groove - Bridge pickup in Outside Single Coil mode


For the slap samples, this is a sort of play-by-ear interpretation of the bass line from an old Red Hot Chili Peppers song called 'Police Helicopter'.

Slap - Both pickups in Series mode

Slap - Both pickups in Parallel mode

Slap - Both pickups in Inside Single Coil mode

Slap - Both pickups in Outside Single Coil mode


Slap - Neck pickup in Series mode

Slap - Neck pickup in Parallel mode

Slap - Neck pickup in Inside Single Coil mode

Slap - Neck pickup in Outside Single Coil mode


Slap - Bridge pickup in Series mode

Slap - Bridge pickup in Parallel mode

Slap - Bridge pickup in Inside Single Coil mode

Slap - Bridge pickup in Outside Single Coil mode


For 'Justice' samples, this is a sort of interpretation of the intro guitar line from '...And Justice For All' from the album of the same name by Metallica.

Justice - Both pickups in Series mode

Justice - Both pickups in Parallel mode

Justice - Both pickups in Inside Single Coil mode

Justice - Both pickups in Outside Single Coil mode


Justice - Neck pickup in Series mode

Justice - Neck pickup in Parallel mode

Justice - Neck pickup in Inside Single Coil mode

Justice - Neck pickup in Outside Single Coil mode


Justice - Bridge pickup in Series mode

Justice - Bridge pickup in Parallel mode

Justice - Bridge pickup in Inside Single Coil mode

Justice - Bridge pickup in Outside Single Coil mode