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Just called Guitar Center....LOL

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by KablesP, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. KablesP

    KablesP

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    So I call GC about a used G&L L2000 they have. I was wondering if the neck was 1 3/4 or 1 1/2 so he put me on hold. Then he comes back and says "We dont have anything to measure right now but it looks like all the other Fender basses"

    Gee, you look like a human but are you the same as that guy because you look "similar"?


    He said the guys that does the setups has all the measuring tools. Dude was just not knowledgeable and just lazy.

    Ugh. Probably still going to buy it anyway :hyper:
  2. sizzle

    sizzle sunn #91 Supporting Member

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    whadda ya expect, its GC
  3. millsbass5

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    Really. As an experienced player, you should be able to pick up a bass, wrap your hand around the neck, and describe whether it has a P-Bass/J-Bass feel to give a basic description of it. There's a lot of beings on this earth that just don't have any common sense, for sure.
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    you should be able to look at it and tell if it's 1.75 immediately
  5. KablesP

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    I would have went and checked it out myself but it was at a GC in Cali and I am in Pennsylvania.
  6. Carl_D

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    Tell him to hold it up next to a P, and then a J and ask him which it looks more like.

    But, would you really trust him ??? :rollno:
  7. mpdd

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    if it's in pasadena i can check it out for you
  8. KablesP

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    I actually just ordered it. It was at the Cerritos store. They have a G&L ASAT Bass for 550. Damn good deal since these dont come in Tribute models...
  9. mongo2

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    The few ASAT basses I've seen have a 1.5" nut.
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    Nice grab!
  11. JasonLamb

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    Sounds about right.
  12. bassdude51

    bassdude51 Supporting Member

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    Even if a ruler would have been on hand, do you really think the sales person could have read it?
  13. KablesP

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    Hahaha. "It's 3 little lines to the left of the number 2."
  14. bassmeknik

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    yes, I have had to resort to this technique as well... :rollno:
  15. Lindsey Burke

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    Playing devil's advocate, why didn't you look it up yourself at the G & L web site instead of going through that time wasting exercise?
  16. G-MonRV5

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    What? And miss out on the opportunity to knock on Guitar Center? :bag:
  17. StuartV

    StuartV Out of GAS!! Supporting Member

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    Because it's G&L - it has options. You can order an L2000 with either nut width.
  18. Joey3313

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    You can order a number of different necks from 'em, so that doesn't work. It could be either of the options he listed (and more, actually).

    From the G&L Site:

    5
    G&L Vintage "C"
    C
    1 3/4"
    7 1/2"
    0.820"
    0.940"

    6
    G&L Vintage Narrow "C"
    C
    1 1/2"
    7 1/2"
    0.820"
    0.920"
  19. KablesP

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    I assume its the 1.75 nut because that comes standard with the L2000 basses but since it is an older model I am hoping that it has the smaller Jazz style (#6) neck. I will know in a few days.
  20. HockeyDawg

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    My old '86 G&L L2000 had the wider nut.

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