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.
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:
|Body:||Alder on Standard and All Solid Finishes, Swamp Ash on All Premier Finishes|
|Neck Profile:||G&L 1 7/8″ Modern C5|
|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|