NAMM 2013: G&L Introduces MJ-4 Active Bass

Published 8 years ago on January 26, 2013

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

The new active MJ-4 by G&L features Bi-Coil Alnico Vpickups and MJ-spec preamp/control system for a huge range ofsingle-coil tones, from classic jazz to far beyond, all withoutsingle-coil hum.

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PRESS RELEASE- Evolution is about enhancing and expandingdesirable traits while reducing unwanted traits. That was LeoFender's mission for G&L, and that's exactly what the new MJ-4bass accomplishes. The active MJ-4 features G&L's new Bi-CoilAlnico V pickups and MJ-spec preamp/control system for a huge rangeof single-coil tones, from classic jazz to far beyond, all withoutsingle-coil hum.

A G&L Alnico Bi-Coil pickup looks just like a classic Alnicosingle-coil, but under the cover are two side-by-side coilsconfigured in series-humbucking mode. These new pickups areoptimized for a specially tuned version of G&L's studio-qualityM-spec preamp and control system, dubbed MJ-spec. The 18v systemfeatures volume, pan and +/-14dB 3-band EQ with center detents, andis powered by twin 9v batteries housed in an easy-accesscompartment. With an LF442 chip, 100v poly caps, 1% metal filmresistors and big, fat signal traces on the mil-spec circuit board,this preamp reveals everything the player and the instrument haveto offer.


The new MJ-4 Active Bass features:

  • G&L Bi-Coil pickups for classic tone without the hum
  • MJ-spec studio-quality 18v preamp
  • Primary volume and pan controls
  • +/-14dB 3-band EQ with center detents
  • Impeccable, familiar "feel" of the instrument in the hands andon the shoulder
  • 11/2" nut-width, medium-C neck profile
  • Medium-jumbo, Plek-dressed frets


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