G&L has combined one of their flagship models with one of their flagship pickups to create the Kiloton bass. The Kiloton features the body of their SB-2 fitted with a Magnetic Field Design bass humbucker for an instrument they say has “explosive power.”
Besides volume and tone knobs, its pickup is controlled with a 3-way mini-switch to toggle between series, split, and parallel operation. The bass is built with bolt-on construction with an alder or swamp ash body, a hard-rock maple neck, and either a rosewood or maple fingerboard. Hardware includes custom G&L “Ultra-Lite” tuners and a Leo Fender-designed G&L Saddle-Lock™ with chrome-plated brass saddles.
Check out this demo by Steve Araujo:
The G&L Kiloton bass will be available soon with a street price around $1,399.
G&L Kiloton Bass Specs:
|Body:||Alder on Standard and All Solid Finishes, Swamp Ash on All Premier Finishes|
|Neck Profile:||Medium “C”|
|Neck Width at Nut:||1.5″|
|Fretboard:||Maple or Rosewood|
|Frets:||Medium Jumbo, Jescar 57110 18% nickel silver|
|Pickup:||Leo Fender-designed G&L MFD humbucker|
|Electronics:||3-way Series/Split/Parallel Mini Toggle, Volume, Tone|
|Tuners:||Custom G&L “Ultra-Lite” with aluminum tapered string posts|
|Bridge:||Leo Fender-designed G&L Saddle-Lock with chrome-plated brass saddles|
|Finish:||Deluxe Tolex hardshell|