Praxis mit dem Fender American Professional Precision Bass. Additionally, G&L operates out of a facility which Leo built many of his classic Fender guitars. Personally, I don't mind it at all, as I can. Both use round string trees for the "D" and "G" strings. Departing slightly from the classic design, Fender has modernized its tuning keys to be smaller and lighter, which potentially allows the instrument to balance better by minimizing neck dive. The tuners I put on my American Special Jazz is the 27:1 ratio which I think lend more precise operation in fine tuning of the bass. Bassix ß224 16. "G&L" is short for George & Leo; George Fullerton, and Leo Fender; two men key to the early days of Fender guitars. The foam insert in the top half of the case has separated from the plastic shell. While the Fender units are nice, the G&L buttons do a better job of keeping the strap in place because the top portion is wider. CHD Member. Unfortunately, they have indeed been discontinued. G&L have long sourced their cases from the G&G case company, which are Tolex-covered plywood shells with padded inserts to keep the bass secure. Its body is lightweight alder, and the rosewood fingerboard has a rich, dark red color. Strap buttons. Fender American Professional vs American Elite vs American Standard? G&L neck pockets are extremely tight, so much so  that you can remove the neck bolts then pick up the instrument by the neck and the body will remain in place. The G&L appeals more to me for a modern bass, but I bought the Fender because I wanted a bass with a slightly more classic feel. The grain patterns also reveals different neck types: a flatsawn Fender, and the quartersawn G&L. ", Well this isn't your typical P-Bass review. Again, this is one of those less obvious details at first blush. Fender uses the traditional method of four-bolts with the stamped neck plate. Fender's case is much lighter and more comfortable to carry around town. The Fender has a slight gap on either side of the neck. If you’re really set on getting a Fender American Standard instrument, you should pull the trigger soon – but make sure you take a good look at what the new American Professional Series has to offer. Also helpful eliminating rattles is to ensure the strings are wound as far down the peg as possible. Learn more about Fender electric basses. Fender has beefed up its vintage bridge and includes the option to string though the body. Seldomly do I look at the face markers when playing live; it's the side markers that I use for reference, and this is one point where the Fender is lacking. Side markers. The American Professional series replaces the American Standard series, and the bass lineup consists of 4-string and 5-string fretted Jazz Bass and Precision Bass models, as well as a fretless 4-string Jazz model. On the new Professional series, Fender has added more taper to its tuners than on the previous American Standard units. How simple can a person be? However, there are some characteristics that most people would notice, and I will attempt a bit of that here. Fender's tuning pegs are again smaller, but are of a slightly denser material. Since the stock strings could have been wound another wrap or so further down, I installed a new set of strings. Precision Bass or Jazz Bass: Which Is Right for You? However, don't get the idea that G&L is stuck in the past-- the company strives to improve it's products in keeping with Leo's continuous effort to improve his creations. Zuviel versprechen sollte man sich auch nicht von der billig gemachten USA-Highway Serie. After much trouble shooting, I narrowed the problem down to the A string; it didn't have enough down pressure between the nut and the tuning post. ypes out there exhaling dismissively and asking, "P-bass?! A common problem on newer Fender basses, required a. Messages 476. More than just similarly styled instruments, G&L was created by Leo Fender.