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The LEGACY/S-500/Comanche body style was invented by Leo Fender way back in the 1954 and most of us know the rest of that story.

The one of the major advancements on Legacys S-500s and Comanches comes from the patented G&L Dual-Fulcrum® vibrato. This inovative system uses two pivoting points rather than the six wood screws attaching the a vintage type tremolo. Leo Fender created this design to yield a much smoother, "silky" feel and allows the player to bend notes up as well as down. Unlike similar looking copies, the DF vibrato uses a hardened steel bridge plate, pivoting on knife-edge bolts set into massive brass inserts anchored into the body. The handling of the vibrato is improved with the addition of a machined aluminum machined tremolo arm that uses a single locking Allen screw, pressing a nylon insert to allow quick installation and removal, smooth feel, and also allow the player adjust the amount of resistance on the arm. Further, Leo designed the string saddles to improve intonation and reduce string break.

Also the tone controls in this series features a passive treble AND bass roll off found nowhere else.

The Legacy uses a set of 3 traditional traditional Alnico type pickups.

The S-500 uses 3 patented Magnetic Field Design® pickups. This Leo Fender creation uses a ceramic bar magnet installed underneath each coil, with soft iron adjustable pole pieces to transfer the magnetic field to the surface of the pickup. The Magnetic Field Design has this adjustment, but further offers individual adjustment of each pole piece, letting the player effectively adjust the output of each string on each pickup. Magnetic Field Design yield about twice the output per wind, making the pickup quieter while allowing a greater overall output. The sound of Magnetic Field Design pickups is slightly warmer with a broader frequency response.

The Comanche takes that Magnetic Field Design® another innovative step with the Z-Coil construction. This is two side by side 1/2 single coils working together to cancel hum and maintain true single coil tonality. Looks cool, sounds right.

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