What has a neck like an early G&L L-2000E??

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  1. groovaholic

    groovaholic Supporting Member

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    About four years ago, I (stupidly) sold my heavily modified G&L L-2000E.

    It was in poor shape when I got it in a trade deal--bad enough that I almost sent it back.
    But I kept it (and did a lot of work to restore it to great playing condition) because it was the best neck I'd ever played on.

    It was roughly P-bass width, but very shallow back to front.

    My question is; do any of the current G&L's have that wide-thin neck profile?

    If not, what other basses have a neck profile like that?

    Thanks!
    John
  2. willsellout

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    No G&L's do. I played a Fender Precision from the early 80's...the one with two P pickups? It had a pretty similar profile: Kind of wide, flatter, and shallow. Very comfortable.
  3. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist Gold Supporting Member

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    my 83 l2k is like that, totally different than the new sb-2, which has a chunky jazz neck
  4. groovaholic

    groovaholic Supporting Member

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    I think that's the Elite Precision (or Precision Elite?)

    I had to CREATE a neck profile like that on one of my basses; despite a totally loose truss rod, it had negative amounts of relief, so I busted out the belt-sander and thinned the neck down until the strings could influence it again.

    I'd be afraid to do that on a lesser neck; that one was quartersawn Eastern rock maple with a Macassar ebony fretboard.
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  6. ljazz

    ljazz

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    My '80 L1K and my '87 SB1 both measure 1 11/16" wide, with a 0.79" thickness at the first fret (both with 7.25" radius). Greatest necks ever! IMO, G&L is making a huge mistake not offering a neck like that.
  7. groovaholic

    groovaholic Supporting Member

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    Agreed!

    But are any OTHER brands making a neck like that?

    Seems like the Jazz bass has exerted a lot of influence with all it's skinny/narrow necked knockoffs...
  8. Osprey

    Osprey

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    My Status Energy has a neck about the width of my P, but lots flatter. Plus, being graphite it's straight and true.

    Maybe that doesn't help, but you did ask.
  9. groovaholic

    groovaholic Supporting Member

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    No, it helps!

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