G&L El Toro

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  1. goofydad

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    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

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    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
  3. Chef

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    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?

    ;)
  4. goofydad

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    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)
  5. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    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.
  6. goofydad

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    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?
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    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    yessir.
    roll it shut to about 90%...;)

    don't mess with the bull!
  8. goofydad

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    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 :)
  9. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    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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