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Why is the G&L L1000 still the best?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by musicman666, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. musicman666

    musicman666 Supporting Member

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    For some reason, this axe just seems to evoke the spirit of the bass for me more than any other model I've ever played. As they say, Leo got it right the third time!
  2. mpdd

    mpdd Supporting Member

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    because it's hipper than the L2000?
  3. msact

    msact Supporting Member

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    I just picked up a 1981 L-1000. It's an incredible bass.
  4. DrSpunkwater

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    I'd like to try one of these. As a matter of fact, I'd like to try all the G&L basses. Too bad the local stores that carry G&L are so lackadaisical about stocking models. Not even an L2000 to be found.

    And these stores wonder why they're going out of business.
  5. msact

    msact Supporting Member

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    I've tried all of Leo's basses. G&L is the best. All of the models are terrific. My L-1000 is just great. The person who had it before me (original owner) kept it in immaculate shape.
  6. Artie Langston

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    My very early L-1000 was a gift from my upright bass student Bruce Day, who was with Pablo Cruise at the time. It's been a great axe and I'm glad to have an early one with the "lawsuit" headstock. It was around Xmas time and they were giving red and green L-1000s to the endorsing artists. Bruce kept the red one, and I got the green one.
  7. PazzoBasso

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    "Why is the G&L L1000 still the best?"

    I see what you did there... & I like it....

    Also, I'd like to recommend Darkglass...
  8. musicman666

    musicman666 Supporting Member

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    G&L + Darkglass Hmmmmmmm........
  9. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Supporting Member

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    I've just recently become a G&L fan, fender 2.0....
  10. chuck3

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    eh ... no pic, no G&L. :ninja:
  11. WoodyG3

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    The L2000 is mo' better 'cause it's got one more pickup and so it's more of a Swiss army knife and it's true because I said so.
  12. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    There's one in the classifieds I'm dying to get man I love these basses.
  13. chrisrod9

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    My son has a 1982 L2000e (lawsuit headstock). It's a beast of a bass.

    Bought it used at Bass San Diego about a year and a half ago. Nicely yellowed cream (because of nitro finish) with cool checking all over the body. It has character.

    Here's a pic of him playing it on stage. ImageUploadedByTalkBass1371100443.179147.jpg

    ....and a video of him playing Hysteria by Muse on the same bass: http://youtu.be/tOc--gJ425M
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    That 11 year old slams!
  15. calypsocoral302

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    Fixed it for ya!

    So, the '51-'56 P-bass = Leo bass #1
    Some will disagree with me, but I think the '57 P-bass changed enough of the format, and provided enough innovation, to justify calling it = Leo bass #2
    Jazz bass definitely = Leo bass #3
    Mustang/Musicmaster/Bronco bass = Leo bass #4

    I think we can skip straight ahead to the Musicman Stingray as Leo Bass #5.

    Assuming Leo left MM before the development of the Saber and Sterling basses, and assuming the L-1000 was the very first bass designed at G&L, that would put the L-1000 at the very least, Leo Bass #6!
  16. DrSpunkwater

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    G&L should reissue this bass. It sounds pretty sick.
  17. Bunyo

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    I've had L1000 1982 and still have L2000 81'. L2000 is better, more agrressive and powerful beast! The most horrific bass I ever had.
  18. msact

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    Here is my 1981 L-1000. Just got it the other day from Music Go Round in Lakeland Fl. Found it while trolling the internet recently. It's in immaculate shape. Plays and sounds great. I am a bit of a newcomer to G&L basses but I think they are Leo's best work.

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  19. InternetAlias

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    Muahahahah. Exactly.

    I have never played a G&L, they sound really nice to me, wonder how much I'd like to play them (aren't sold in Serbia).
  20. Doctor J

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    If he did then there was some sort of wierd telepathy going on between MM and G&L HQ. Put pic of a Saber and a L-2000 beside each other and really have a look :bag:

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