Rob Whytock: We Came From Wolves
Hot new UK band We Came From Wolves is about to embark on an extensive tour of the UK, Europe and the USA. The group just released a new album and bassist Rob Whytock used his G&L SB-2™ bass exclusively to record the tracks. Rob told us, "As I was getting sounds in preparation for tracking, I saw a cool looking headstock sticking out from the rack. Upon closer inspection it turned out to be a G&L SB-2. It looked like a Jazz Bass on steroids so i plugged it in to see what it sounded like. It made my Fender Precision sound like firewood! All of a sudden there was this throaty, growly tone leaping out of the speakers at me. This was the tone in my head, which I had been after for years. I asked the engineer to play the first track I was laying down and the playability and tone this bass had was unreal. It just sounded great no matter what I did to the settings on my amp. Upon listening back to the parts I had laid down, the engineer told me it was the best bass tone he had ever heard. I like to think that tone is all in the player but this G&L had a vibe and sound I have never been able to coax out of any other Bass!"
Be sure to check out We Came From Wolves when they hit your town, and look for Rob with his G&L SB-2™. For more information goto wecamefromwolves.bandcamp.com.
About the G&L SB-2™: When Leo Fender launched the G&L SB-2™ bass in 1982, he packed his latest innovations in pickup and bridge design into a straightforward, hard-working bass. If you prefer a less-is-more aesthetic but hunger for something meatier, the SB-2 is just the ticket.
The SB-2 starts with a familiar shape, though subtle modifications to its sculpting make it more sleek and balanced. Strap it on and it immediately feels at home, yet somehow more comfortable than you expected. The slim, C-shaped neck falls immediately to hand, checking in with a modern 12" radius and its 21 Plek-processed medium-jumbo nickel frets ready to deliver silky playability.
Once the SB-2 has nestled into your comfort zone, it's time to experience just how far Leo evolved the classic duo of split-coil and single coil pickups. You see, these Magnetic Field Design™ interpretations were created by Leo to give you more gusto without losing detail and finesse. A simple dual-volume control setup allows you to strike any balance between the two, even backing off both volumes to dial in a more vintage flavor. What's more, the SB-2 features an innovative Leo Fender-designed Saddle-Lock™ bridge to transfer string energy right into the body end-grain for an incredibly resonant instrument.
The bottom line: SB-2 brings the magic of Leo's own reinterpretation of the P/J configuration in a bass that delivers all the tone and feel you'd expect in a "Latter Day Leo" instrument.
Made in Leo Fender's historic G&L facility on Fender Avenue in Fullerton, California, the SB-2 is available with a wide range of custom options including body and neck woods, body and neck finishes, neck profiles and pickguard materials.