SOLD FS: G&L El Toro

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by snappytom, Oct 25, 2009.


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  1. snappytom

    snappytom

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    Price Drop ! $800

    For Sale: 1989 G&L El Toro with original tolex case, both in excellent condition. PayPal now accepted.

    Transparent red (more of a burgundy), unmodified and in showroom condition. Has been lightly played over the past 20 years, normal surface swirls and 1 tiny ding on the back of the lower horn (see pics). Everything works as it should.

    El Toro's (the Bull) are relatively rare and do not come up for sale too often. This one is in really good shape and comes with the right case which is also in great condition. I have not pulled to neck to verify the date, 1989 is what I was told when I got it.
    I have not been playing it too much (my SB-2 gets all the love) so this needs to go where it will be appreciated.

    $800 shipped via UPS or Fedex ground, CONUS only. USPS Money Order, cash, or PayPal.


    Edited to summarize the following info added below;

    Weight:
    Digital bathroom scale consistently puts it at 9.8 lbs.​

    Control info lifted from an old post in the G&L forum:

    Knobs: vol/treble cut/bass cut
    pickup selector: neck/both/bridge
    coil tap selector, sorta: both pickups tied together in series(defeats pickup selector/indivually selectable single coil mode
    preamp selector: off/on​

    Neck width at the nut: 1 5/8"



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  2. bdgotoh

    bdgotoh Supporting Member

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    Beautiful bass, how heavy is it?
     
  3. Fab Superlative

    Fab Superlative Supporting Member

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  4. genstormbringer

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    date range anywhere between '87 & '89
     
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  6. snappytom

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    Digital bathroom scale consistently puts it at 9.8 lbs.
     
  7. darjama

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    looks like mahogany, do you know if it is? To me mahogany + the MFD pickups is a heavenly combination.
     
  8. snappytom

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    I have always assumed it is Ash. Was planning to put in a fresh battery, will try and take a peek at the wood color in the screw holes when I pull the battery plate.
     
  9. lmfreeman9

    lmfreeman9 Supporting Member

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    These are very ballsy Jazz basses. This one is active isn't it?
     
  10. El Tookay

    El Tookay Supporting Member

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    Nice Toro, most definitely ash. I know there's a certain Seattle area TB'er who would jump all over this if it were 8.5 lbs. or less....:D

    Gigged my 'natch '84 Toro last night, and it just ripped up the bar. Ballsy jazz bass only begins to cover the sound of these things, they have the deep/ bright slap tone that funk-monkeys have wet dreams about, and cut like a razor with a pick.
     
  11. snappytom

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    Yes, Active and passive.

    Control info lifted from an old post in the G&L forum:

    Knobs: vol/treble cut/bass cut
    pickup selector: neck/both/bridge
    coil tap selector, sorta: both pickups tied together in series(defeats pickup selector/indivually selectable single coil mode
    preamp selector: off/on​

    Neck width at the nut: 1 5/8"
     
  12. GaryLC

    GaryLC Supporting Member

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    Man, that's a beautiful bass! I have a natural one which I thought was pretty, yours is da bass! Great price, these don't pop up too often....shouldn't be here long!
     
  13. lmfreeman9

    lmfreeman9 Supporting Member

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    one bump deserves another.
     
  14. Dogame

    Dogame

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    That's such a beautiful bass, I'm so sad being overseas for that one hehe.
     
  15. basspro

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    Im thinkin about this one, it's to bad i never got a chance to play one though.
     
  16. Mrdak

    Mrdak Supporting Member

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    Damn pretty one. that's fer sure...... bump
     
  17. snappytom

    snappytom

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    Bump for price drop ..... now $800
     
  18. T'CharleS

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    Same here: I can live without it but I must admit I would have been tempted.
     
  19. snappytom

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    Decided it's a keeper ...... thanks for all the interest.
     

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