G&L El Toro

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mikemulcahy, Nov 10, 2000.

  1. mikemulcahy


    Jun 13, 2000
    The Abyss
    Has anybody heard/played one. I just bought one at ayard sale for $60. It plays beautifully and has great smooth tone.
  2. brianrost

    brianrost Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Can't go wrong for $60!!

    It was G&L's answer to the Jazz Bass. The El Toro was kind of like an L-2000 with J style pickups rather than big humbuckers.

    Made only for a few years and pretty rare, I've never even seen one in the flesh.
  3. JohnL


    Sep 20, 2000
    Grayson, GA
    Great deal on the G & L, unless, of course, it is the not-as-famous company of Goober & Lipschitz. I don't think their stuff was as good.
  4. Deynn

    Deynn Moderator Emeritus

    Aug 9, 2000
    I've gotta start tagging along with my wife, to those yard sales...:)
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  6. snakopolis


    Jul 5, 2005
    These basses kick major a$$ (depending on the year, I think they switched body materials somewhere along the line). I've been a pro/semipro player for more than 20 years and I'd put my el toro up against any jazz bass out there. The mahaganoy body gives almost infinite sustain and combined with Leo Fenders improved electronic set, the low end is clear and yet still nice and booming. :bassist:

    This is the only bass I own anymore as I never touched any of the others that I had. The only other bass needed to be complete for me would be a nice old fretless P.
  7. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Excuse me while I pass out...
    Good Score!
  8. I had one a few (10-ish) years ago. Red, maple board. Really nice sounding. Traded it for an L-2000 a year later. Now I have neither. You got a good score at 60 bucks...holy crap! I thought I had a steal deal at 100 for mine... :bassist:
  9. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    If you have any religion at all, you need to fall on your knees and thank God for what is basically a free bass. I'm only half joking. Assuming it is working condition and not beat to death, that would have been a steal for $200 or $250. Heck, you can't get a raggedy Squire or Rogue for $60!

    G&L is some serious quality. Get it set up and get to playing man!
  10. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    How about some pics!
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  12. Man, that really sounds like you got taken to the cleaners. G & Who? Look, I don't do this often, but I feel pretty bad for you. Why don't you let me buy that bass from you so you can keep that $60 in your pocket? I'll even throw in shipping so you can tell the wife you got it all back. I hate it when people get taken advantage of. PM if you're interested.

  13. Shakey

    Shakey Vote for Pedro!!

    Apr 12, 2005
    Roanoke, Va
    I'm soooo freakin' sick now....

    Nice find!!