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G&L M2500 Blackburst (GandL)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by scubaduba, Dec 7, 2012.


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  1. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

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    Here is a nearly new custom M2500. I'm the first owner. It's custom ordered with wood binding on the front and incredible blackburst finish. Body is Swamp Ash. I'd say it's easily a 9 out of 10. Could probably pass as new but since I've owned it for a few months let's call it used to be fair. Maybe just some light "swirling" that you get from cleaning the surface. No dents, dings etc. Case is in like-new condition as well. It's a deluxe hardshell wooden G&L case made to fit the bass.

    These things really do sound incredible. You can find my review here on TB if you search. Really nice instruments with nice necks. I really, really find it an awesome instrument. It's just that I've got an itch I'm trying to scratch. The quality is outstanding. G&L sure knows how to do their fit & finish and burst finishes. Love the preamp and 3-band eq on this thing.

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    [DEL]$1600[/DEL] $1500 shipped CONUS
    As for trades I'm interested only in 5 string instruments. If you have a Tobias Basic or Classic I'd be especially interested.
  2. morguedoc71

    morguedoc71 Supporting Member

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    Mmmmm....tempting!
  3. bassfart

    bassfart Gold Supporting Member

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  4. emblymouse

    emblymouse I Dig A Pony Supporting Member

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    Endorsing Artist Lakland**Bag End**Schroeder
    Has this got the quartersawn neck?
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  6. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

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    I'm not sure. The grain runs up and down the length of the neck.

    Here's the Certificate of Authenticity and Custom Order certificate.

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  7. dave64o

    dave64o A legendary low talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

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    Wow, I *love* that finish. Beautiful bass!
  8. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Gold Supporting Member

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    This thing is a Mack truck, in a good way. GLWTS
  9. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

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    :D Ok. Never quite heard of a bass referred to as a Mack truck...
  10. dave64o

    dave64o A legendary low talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

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    Should that itch just happen to be a sunburst Precision V in excellent condition with original HSC (also in excellent condition), a fresh setup by a professional luthier, and some additional cash, then we really need to talk.

    :bag: ;) :D
  11. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

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    PJ Precision?
  12. dave64o

    dave64o A legendary low talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

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    Nope, just a plain ol' Precision.

    Although, the fact that it's a five stringer would probably be a reason many would argue against calling it "a plain ol' Precision". But it's close. :D
  13. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the offer. I'm more of a Jazz bass or dual soapbar kind of guy though. Although I probably should own a Precision though...
  14. dave64o

    dave64o A legendary low talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

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    I have the Precision for exactly the reason you said - I should just have one. All the basses I've ever owned have been dual pickup, active basses and my Precision is the lone exception. I love that it's so different from all the others so, to be honest, I'm a little relieved you declined. However, when a sudden, unexpected GAS attack strikes, rational thought goes out the window and you suggest/make deals you know you'll love but at the same time know you'll regret at some point in the future. :p

    Anyway, good luck with the sale. Someone's going to be a very happy buyer.

    :bassist:
  15. Britbonic

    Britbonic Supporting Member

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    Beautiful bass. What's the weight on this one?
  16. jonnymac101881

    jonnymac101881 Supporting Member

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    I'm a manufacturing engineer for Mack Trucks and I've never seen one come off the line that looks like this. Sweet bass though.
  17. ImaStupidBaby

    ImaStupidBaby

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    In the words of George Bluth "Daddy horny, Michael"
  18. Swipter

    Swipter

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    That is one of the most gorgeous basses I have ever seen. There is just something about it.
  19. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

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    Here's a pic showing the grain. My understanding of quarter sawn is that the grain runs up and down length of the neck but is cut in such a way that the grain goes through the plank top to bottom parallel to the fingerboard. That's the way the grain is here.

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  20. chuck3

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    nice bass. how is the B string?
  21. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

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    Strong with the G&L growl.

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