Found this sweet thing in the GC used section. It was in California (I am in PA) so I just had to go for it when I bought it. But, I knew that it was a high quality USA made instrument so for the price I paid (715 after shipping and taxes) I could not pass it up.
And when it showed up I was completely surprised at how new the bass looked. It looks like someone use it for a short amount of time and the cased it for some time. That, or someone just bought the bass to play around the house because this bass does not looked gigged at all. There are small surface scratches that come with an 20+ year old instrument.
The bass I used mostly before this was my Dad's 1987 Fender Jazz Bass Special. That neck is so small that almost any neck feels bigger than it. The L2000 has a 1.75 inch nut compared the 1.5 of the Fender and it is certainly noticeable but the playability of the G&L is far superior to the Fender, IMO. And the Fender is really a great bass.
This thing plays like butter and it's not even set up. The action could be a little lower but WOW am I impressed with this thing. To be honest, I have not played many higher end basses so I don't have much to compare it too, but the build quality of this is just amazing.
I couldn't really tell the exact color of it through the GC pics and I just thought it was a straight yellow finish. It was listed as Natural but I knew it wasn't a completely natural finish. The grain shows through a little bit and more in certain lighting but I much prefer this color to a normal natural finish. I also don't like sunburst or blue or most of the standard colors for these so I guess I lucked out.
The bass came with a nice (albeit somewhat beat up) G&L hardshell case which looks original to me. It actually looks extremely similar to the case that came with the Fender JBS.
Build Quality: 8.5/10
Playability : 8.5/10
Tone: 9/10 (LOVE all of the options and theyre all usable)
Overall Quality: 8.5/10 (It almost looks brand new)
The ONE thing that I do not like is that the string grooves in the nut are rather shallow and if I try to bend or use too much vibrato on the lower frets the A string and sometimes the E string pop out of the nut.
3 Bolt with serial BO23449 which according to G&L's site makes it a 1992. However, I read that after BBE bought them they changed the tuners to a brushed nickel finish from a shiny nickel finish. It also says Ver 1.0 on the preamp. Any info would be great!
I'll have some more pics up later but here's a few. The cool thing about this bass is that it looks different under different lighting.