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G&L Guitars Unveils Kiloton 5 Bass

After introducing the Kiloton bass late last year, G&L Guitars has now unveiled a five-string version of the model. The Kiloton 5 adds a low B-string while retaining features of the four-string.

G&L Guitars Kiloton 5 Bass

Its body comes in alder or swamp ash and is based on the company’s SB-2, which was designed by Leo Fender. The neck is built with hard rock maple neck with either a rosewood or maple fingerboard. Another key component of the instrument is its single MFD humbucker, which is controlled with a three-position series/split/parallel toggle.

“Simple volume and tone controls are devastatingly effective, revealing a wide range of textures Leo’s MFD bucker is famous for,” G&L writes. “What’s more, Kiloton 5 is armed with a 6-bolt neck and Leo Fender-designed Saddle-Lock bridge to transfer all the energy right into the body end-grain for an incredibly resonant instrument.”

The Kiloton 5 is now available with a street price around $1,499.99.

G&L Guitars Kiloton 5 Bass Specs:

Construction:Bolt-On
Scale:34″
Body:Alder on Standard and All Solid Finishes, Swamp Ash on All Premier Finishes
Neck:Hard-Rock Maple
Neck Profile:G&L 1 7/8″ Modern C5
Neck Radius:9.5″
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

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