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What's a good price for a used G&L L-2000?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by KB, Oct 25, 2001.

  1. KB

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    I have seen the prices on used G&L L-2000s vary a lot and I wanted to know what was a good price on a nice used one. There are a few on ebay right now (2 at $500, 1 at $550 and 1 at $625) Is there any differences in the 90s models. I know the newer ones have the 6 bolt neck were as the older ones are 3 bolt.
    Thanks

    -KB
  2. seamus

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    I bought a used 6 bolt that was nearly new for $500 off ebay once, but I consider that about as good a price you'll find on a like new L-2000. I would say $500-600 is probably fair for one in very good to excellent condition regardless of year. I consider the one I got for that price an exceptional steal seeing as how it was less than a year old at the time. The seller explained it was an impulse buy and he needed the cash, so I made out.

    I don't see spending much more than that for a used one considering you can get a new one for $800-900 without worrying about what a used one has been through.

    By the way, make sure if you go new that you get a hardshell case with it, they are supposed to be included with all L series basses. A case is standard with a new one, so if you don't see that included, the dealer is pulling a fast one. IMO, the case should come included with a used one as well. If it doesn't, then somewhere along the line, someone held it back for themselves. It's preferable to see the case follow the bass around IMO if it was originally standard equipment. I feel like it's a selling point because it's peace of mind for the investment.
  3. KB

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  4. KB

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    anyone? I just wanted to know if the truss rod on the bass in my previous post looks normal? Also are the necks on L-2000s gloss finish or tung oil or satin finish? Thanks for any info - there are no L-2000s near me to try (none at the local Mars).

    -KB
  5. seamus

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    I don't know what's up with that truss sticking out like that, that looks really odd to me. I don't have any experience with older L-2000's, but that's not normal for any bass. If it were loosened to the point that it could be pulled out that far, one would think the neck would not have sufficient tension.

    Other than that, it looks to be in good shape. I'd be wary of that truss rod hanging out like that though. I mean, worst possible case, maybe the rod is busted. That would likely make it unplayable.

    I would try getting with the seller on that.

    The standard neck finish is satin, I think tinted gloss can he had as an option.
  6. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer Supporting Member

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    The truss nut on my L2500 sticks out sort of like that. It is no big deal. It actually makes it easier to adjust.

    Chas
  7. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

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    It's called a "Bullet" truss rod. It's a feature found in many '70s Fender basses.
  8. seamus

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    I have bullet type trusses on a couple basses, but they don't stick out that far.

    That one looked odd to me. I'm sure the seller can clarify.
  9. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member

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    I have an L-2000 that the rod sticks out like that & I have seem a lot from the 80's like that. No big deal.

    There seem to be alot of good deals on eBay right now on L-2000's. They all seem to be in the $500 range.

    <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1478523314"><b>Click here</b></a> for one. From the description & lack of pictures, it seems to be a very early one. Starting @ $500.

    <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1478213664"><b>Click here</b></a> for a 1998 that is starting @ $625.

    <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1477971155"><b>Click here</b></a> for, IMO, the best one on eBay right now. Seems to be a mid 90's & has 3 bolts & a SOLID ash body, unlike the newer ones that have an ash top on Americian Tilia.

    Good luck in your search. Nino
  10. seamus

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    I didn't realize the truss looked like that on the older models, I'm glad someone with an older model could clarify. Looks like that keeps them all in the running for you to choose from KB. That one you were looking at is still up for grabs, and Nino listed some additional ones as well.

    Let us know how you make out. :)
  11. KB

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    Actually i am leaning towards the blue one with the ash body (mainly because it is still cheaper than the natural one). It is nice that it is transparent blue so you can see the wood grain below. Interesting orange case too. I wrote all of the owners/sellers of all of the L-2000s on there (except the newer onewith 6 bolts) and the blue one appears to be in great shape, the natural on : the owner said the neck needed adjustment and it looks like there is a little rust forming on the bridge screws (plus it is the highest price), and the one with no real description has a maple neck and is an older model.
    I think I'll try for the blue one because the ash body is appealing and it looks to be in the best shape (even though the description lists the controlls incorrectly).
    Thanks for all of the advice.

    -KB
  12. arvidgunardi

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    That L2000 on ebay looks awesome!! I love that flat black bridge.

    To answer the first person's question regarding prices that varies with L2000. Some of them has exotic wood top, and rosewood, optional finish etc. Stuff like that really mark up the prices a bit.

    From what I know, the basic L2000 model comes with maple neck/fingerboard, alder body(maybe also ash), and the regular finish that looks pretty awesome too.

    My L2000 is the basic model, and it sounded pretty amazing!! Regarding sound, those extra options doesn't affect the sound too much.

    Prices should be around $500.
  13. maximumfiff

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    I just bought an asat which is basically the same thing besides the shape of the body, and the bullet does not stick out. Now, on every other g&l I've seen the bullet sticks out pretty far past the nut. So I'm wondering if mine may have truss rod issues? Any input on this would be much appreciated.

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