G&L News: New MJ-5 Active Bass

New MJ-5 Active Bass

Featuring Bi-Coil Jazz Pickups and Studio-Quality 18v Pre-Amp

Following in the footsteps of G&L’s acclaimed MJ-4 four-string, the new MJ-5 brings all of the features of the MJ-4 into a 5-string platform, with re-engineered Bi-coil Alnico V pickups paired with the MJ-spec preamp/control system for a wide range of single-coil tones from classic jazz to far beyond, all without single-coil hum.

A G&L Alnico Bi-Coil pickup looks just like a traditional Alnico single-coil pickup, but under the cover are two side-by-side coils configured in series-humbucking mode. These new pickups are optimized for a specially tuned version of G&L’s studio-quality M-spec preamp and control system, dubbed MJ-spec. The 18v system features volume, pan and +/-14dB 3-band EQ with center detents, and is powered by twin 9v batteries housed in an easy-access compartment. With an LF442 chip, 100v poly caps, 1% metal film resistors and big, fat signal traces on the mil-spec circuit board, this preamp reveals everything the player and the instrument have to offer.

Find out more about the MJ-5 here.