G&L L2000E, 1981 with adjustable pole pieces
I have owned this bass for about 7 years and am very sorry to see it go but life and a new grandson must take priority. This is one of the rare "B00" ones with the only made one year pickups with adjustable pole pieces.
Some of you may remember this bass as it actually had Mike Lull T Bass pickups installed for a while. (These pickups were just sold right here on TB.)
All of the electronics are original but they have been removed and then reinstalled. All of this electronic work was done by my favorite bass luthier, Mike Lull. He and I discussed this possibility when the T Bass pickups were installed and he did an amazing job reinstalling all the original pickups, wire, pots, input jack, preamp, etc.
The neck plays amazing and the body is also in great shape with just a touch of finish checking on the body and neck which I have shown in the photos. I have also taken photos of the control plate to show Mike's excellent handy work.
All the electronics function the way they were designed. It also includes a really nice Musicians Friend vintage case.
I am asking for $950 plus actual shipping/handling costs. Paypal, of course. Please PM with any questions.
I was asked to weigh this beauty. The answer is 9.8 on a bathroom scale.
If you are interested please make your move. I do not let items gather dust on TB. I always prefer to sell within the TB community if I can but right now I need the cash.
If not sold in the next 24-48 hours, she's off to the Bay.
Were are you located? That's an amazing bass there!
Thanks Tony, Yes it is a great bass. We are both in Albuquerque, NM.
Bump for a great bass at a great price. I own one and love it.
Type of Wood?
I am getting a bunch of questions about the fingerboard and body wood on this bass. I am not a wood expert at all and was wondering if anyone had a definite method of determining the wood used on the fingerboard and the body itself. If so, please post and I will do whatever is necessary to answer these questions. I can also take and post additional photos if this will assist in the determination. The serial number is B005474 if this helps. Thanks.
Looks like an ash body with an ebony fretboard.... such a sweet bass. These early L1000 & L2000 necks with ebony boards are the holy grail of necks in my opinion.
From the grain pattern the body is almost certainly ash. The fretboard appears to be ebony though it can be hard to tell from photos unless there is excellent light. G&L died their ebony boards black. The grain pattern can be difficult to see but ebony grain is usually an irregular or swirly pattern and the wood is glossy and non-porous. Rosewood is varying shades of brown and has a straight grain pattern and has open pores.
Thanks and more photos
Thanks so much for the clarification about the bass and woods used, much appreciated. I have look at it closely and it is very dark and certainly looks like ebony, but could have been dyed to look that way.
For those who are interested, I also took a bunch more photos of the neck, fingerboard and all the frets, which are in great shape for their age. Neck is really nice with just a touch of string relief, no humps or bumps. Truss rod is smooth and turns easily although I did not do much in the way of adjusting since I love the way it plays. You can buy it and set it just the way you like.
Off to eBay
Sorry that no one made a move on this amazing bass. I would love to give it more time and find a TB buyer but I need the cash. I will be deleting this thread when I get it posted.
really cool bass. If this was mahogany, we would be talking. good luck with the sale.
Now open again, Sale or trade
Hey Guys, This is very puzzling but I can't seem to attract any real offers. So send me a PM with an offer if you want. And I am open to trades ideas as well. Looking for something passive like an American Precision 57 or 62 reissue or something similar but I am open to any seemingly good/fair trade ideas. Please no 5 strings or above, only 4 strings need apply.
can't get the Picassa link to work for pics - can you please check and see if it is still good?
Working Link to Photos
Sorry about that, here is a working link to photos.
Beautiful bass bump - wish that I was in a position to try and buy it, but have an amp and bass that would have to sell first. Good luck with the sale, anyone looking at this should jump on it. I have an older L2000 fretless and they are great basses!
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