G&L Introduces ASAT Bass Tom Hamilton Signature Model

Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton has a new signature bass from G&L. Based on their ASAT bass, the Tom Hamilton Signature Model tweaks the design in a few ways including newly designed pickups, woods, and finishes.

G&L ASAT Tom Hamilton Signature Bass - Red Flake

Core to the new model’s design is a specially wound pair of the company’s MFD pickups that were specced out by G&L’s VP Engineering Paul Gagon to better fit Hamilton’s style. The humbuckers are matched with the company’s Tri-Tone active/passive electronics and then fitted into a Western Pine body, which reduces the weight of the instrument. The neck is quartersawn maple with an aged-satin finish.

G&L ASAT Tom Hamilton Signature Bass - Blue Flake

The body features G&L’s metal flake finishes in three colors: Blue, Red, and Turquoise. It’s then decked out with Silver Metal Flake faux double-binding for more visual “pop.” Hamilton’s signature and caricature are placed on the back of the headstock.

G&L ASAT Tom Hamilton Signature Bass - Turquoise Flake

The G&L ASAT Bass Tom Hamilton Signature Model will be available with a MSRP of $2,685. For more info, check out the G&L website.

G&L ASAT Bass Tom Hamilton Signature Model Specs:

  • Pickups: Two G&L “Hamiltone” Magnetic Field Humbucking Pickups
  • Body Wood: Western Sugar Pine
  • Body Finish: Choice of Blue, Red, or Turquoise Metal Flake Finish
  • Neck Wood: Quartersawn Maple With Light Tint Satin Finish
  • Neck Finish: Light Tint Satin
  • Neck Profile: G&L #8 With 12? Radius and 1 1/2? Nut-Width
  • Frets: Medium Jumbo; Processed by PLEK
  • Tuning Keys: Custom G&L “Ultra-Lite” With Aluminum Tapered String Posts
  • Bridge: G&L Saddle Lock With Chrome-Plated Brass Saddles
  • Electronics: G&L Tri-Tone Active/Passive Electronics, 3-Way Mini-Toggle Pickup Selector, Series/Parallel Mini-Toggle, Preamp Control Mini-Toggle (off/on/on With High End Eq Boost), Volume, Treble, Bass
  • Case: Deluxe Hardshell Tolex Case
  • Special: Tom Hamilton Signature and Caricature on Back of Headstock

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  2. Not my type of bass… I would be worried about neckdive issues, especially with the lighter body. Electronics seem to be pretty good though. JMHO anyway.

  3. It looked good on television [my kind of “telecaster” ] Sounds good too!

  4. Mark S Beretta

    Cool Beanz ,,,