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G&L drops the Kiloton 5 five-string bass guitar

G&L has announced a five-string version of its Kiloton basses, the Kiloton 5.

Like its four-string sibling, the Kiloton 5 promises “the most comfortable bass body ever created by Leo Fender”, but now with an “explosive” B string.

A G&L Magnetic Field Design humbucker provides the tonal firepower, positioned in the sweet spot outlined by Leo Fender.

The pickup is controlled via a three-position series/split/parallel toggle, plus volume and tone controls.

Spec is finished off by a six-bolt neck and Leo Fender-designed Saddle-Lock bridge, as well as a finish-dependent solid alder or swamp ash body, and maple neck with rosewood or maple fretboard.

The Kiloton 5 is available now. Head over to G&L Guitars (opens in new tab) for more info.

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com (opens in new tab), in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).

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