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Do you find a blueburst G&L L2500 elegant?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Emanuel Apascaritei, Jan 11, 2013.


  1. Emanuel Apascaritei

    Emanuel Apascaritei

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  2. Wallace320

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    The only reason why I ain't got it it's because my G&Ls are "carved top" ones, so ash bodies with carved maple tops. Glossy, the L2000, satin finished, the L2500, and rosewood fingerboard for these were the only options available

    But I do like blueburst a lot (and american greenburst too, yet can't afford it) being it with both rosewood and/or maple fingerboard

    IMHO that's the best lookin' finish (as I said, together with american greenburst) I just physically prefered carved tops

    Cheers,
    Wallace
     
  3. Kmonk

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    I like blueburst and had one for a while. I wouldn't call them or any other bass elegant though.
     
  4. Emanuel Apascaritei

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    ..hmmm. Why?
     
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  6. johnson79

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    Personally I don't like many burst finishes, they just look cheap to me.
    I prefer solid colors/stains.
     
  7. Kmonk

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    I just don't think of basses as being elegant. Some are better look than others but to me elegance is more appropriate for describing something like the inside of a mansion, the lobby of a high end hotel, etc. I think you and I probably feel the same way about finishes on basses. We just use different words to describe them.
     
  8. kevteop

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    I think blue and greenburst finishes are pretty awful. If they are over a quilted top and the bass has gold hardware then you have the unholy grail.
     
  9. Emanuel Apascaritei

    Emanuel Apascaritei

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    Understand!
     
  10. lomo

    lomo passionate hack Gold Supporting Member

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    Bueburst is one of my favorite finishes. As has been posted by others, "elegant" isn't an adjective I usually apply to any bass.
     
  11. johnson79

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    Exactly. You just nailed it!
     
  12. Aasmund

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    +1!
     
  13. Febs

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    I don't think I would use the word "elegant," but I love the blue burst finish on my G&L Comanche.
     
  14. Emanuel Apascaritei

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    Ok, till now, ones want to puke on it, once loves it, but none says it´s elegant.....

    If I ware a suit and play it???
     
  15. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist Gold Supporting Member

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    if it looks like a blue bengal tiger yes, otherwise maybe not
     
  16. EagleMoon

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    I love blueburst on almost any bass, so I'd say yes.
     
  17. Emanuel Apascaritei

    Emanuel Apascaritei

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    like with a flame maple top?
     
  18. Emanuel Apascaritei

    Emanuel Apascaritei

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    GREAT!!!!!!!! :hyper:
     
  19. thiocyclist

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    I think blueburst is absolutely hideous. Does that mean you shouldn't play one? Absolutely not...
     
  20. baba

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    I had one and didn't care for how it looked. A big part of that is the no pickguard thing. Great playing and sounding basses though.
     
  21. Chef

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    Never been a fan of that color.

    ymmv of course
     

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