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G&L El Toro

Discussion in 'G&L Bass Forum' started by goofydad, Feb 25, 2009.


  1. goofydad

    goofydad

    Feb 25, 2009
    I recently acquired a G&L El Toro - could someone out there give me an insight on what the the 3 switches do? The knobs seem to be master volume, treble and bass but feel free to correct me if I am wrong :) Also, the SN is B021986 but I can't seem to find a year of manufacture.

    TIA,

    Goofydad
     
  2. spideyjg

    spideyjg

    Mar 19, 2006
    San Diego
    That is gonna cost a picture for all three switches but a full detail of color and fretboard will get you one switch. :smug:

    I love my El Toros.

    Jim
     
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  4. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Disclosures:
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    IIRC:
    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

    now, where's yer dang picture?

    ;)
     
  5. goofydad

    goofydad

    Feb 25, 2009
    Hey Guys,

    Thanks for the responses - sorry this is late in getting back to you.

    I was given (yeah, given) this bass by a dear friend who was the worship pastor for a church band I used to be in. I was blowing through a Roland DB-700 w\ single 15" and a piezo at the time and used it for a few weeks, then went back to my Carvin LB-70P. Since then I switched to a BBE preamp into a Carvin DCM-2000 into PJB 6T + 9B and always had it in the back of my mind to try the El Toro through it. I recall the slap sound was really great. The Carvin has pretty good finger tone but the slap sound is lacking so I'm really looking forward. I play nightclubs 2 or 3 weekends a month in a variety type format. I'm getting used to playing the shorter neck - it's a real different feel.

    I managed to screw up the pic trying to get it down to the size required, so I will have to try again tomorrw - sorry :-(

    Again, thanks for the info.


    Goofydad (the kids wanted me to be Idiotdad but I put my foot down)
     
  6. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Disclosures:
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    get a photobucket account (free!) and post the img link.
    photobucket resizes for you.

    the toro has uber-slap-tone...in fact, you may still roll the treble shut just a lil bit.
     
  7. goofydad

    goofydad

    Feb 25, 2009
    Thanks - I'll check photobucket out.

    I remember the bass being a little hissy when the treble was all the way open - it wasn't noticible when playing but between songs it was right there. Is there anything that can be done about that?
     
  8. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Disclosures:
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    yessir.
    roll it shut to about 90%...;)

    don't mess with the bull!
     
  9. goofydad

    goofydad

    Feb 25, 2009
    LOLOLOLOL

    That reminds me of an old vaudeville line:

    Guy at the doctors - makes a rotating motion with his hand

    Guy: "Hey Doc, it hurts when I do this"

    Doc: "Then don't do that"

    I'll keep it at 90 :)
     
  10. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Disclosures:
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Yessir, it's just like that.
    You really don't want to change it tho, trust me.

    It's gonna put a whippin' on a live mix.
     



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