G&L Releases the New Kiloton 5 Bass

May 10, 2017
 
kil·o·ton
/ˈkiləˌtən/
~ a unit of explosive power equivalent to 1,000 tons of TNT.

What happens when you pack Leo Fender's potent Magnetic Field Design bass humbucker into the sleek shape of his SB-2? The new G&L Kiloton 5: explosive power that's easy to handle.

Following the launch of the Kiloton 4-string late in 2016, G&L fans immediately demanded a 5-string version. The new Kiloton 5 hits the target with an explosive B-string, backed by all the hardware that fuels the 4-string’s visceral impact.

The Kiloton features the most comfortable bass body ever created by Leo Fender. It's compact and pure, with every curve and contour perfectly executed. And with its B string added, Kiloton 5 delivers even more firepower from its single G&L Magnetic Field Design humbucker, planted right in the sweet spot specified by Leo Fender back when the G&L factory was still called CLF Research.

Kiloton 5's single MFD ‘bucker fires without the aid of a preamp, while a 3-position series/split/parallel toggle harnesses the coils' power. Simple volume and tone controls are devastatingly effective, revealing a wide range of textures Leo's MFD bucker is famous for. 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 new Kiloton 5 features a solid Alder or Swamp Ash body, depending on finish choice, and a Maple neck with either Rosewood or Maple fretboard.



 
Specifications
CONSTRUCTION: bolt-on
SCALE: 34"
PICKUP: Leo Fender†-designed G&L MFD™ humbucker
ELECTRONICS: 3-way series/split/parallel mini toggle, volume, tone
BODY WOOD: Alder on Standard and all solid finishes, Swamp Ash on all Premier finishes
NECK WOOD: Hard-Rock Maple with choice of Maple or Rosewood fingerboard
NECK PROFILE: G&L 1 7/8" Modern C5 with 9 1/2" radius
FRETS: Medium Jumbo, Jescar 57110 18% nickel silver
TUNING KEYS: Custom G&L "Ultra-Lite" with aluminum tapered string posts
BRIDGE: Leo Fender-designed G&L Saddle-Lock™ with chrome-plated brass saddlesCASE: deluxe Tolex hardshell 
 
The Kiloton 5 starts at MSRP $2,142 with street price of about $1,499.99 
 
For more visit: G&L 
 
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