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1981 G&L L1000 CAR/Maple/OHSC

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Chef, May 18, 2012.


  1. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    1981 G&L L1000 CAR/Maple/OHSC

    This is my nicest G&L. I'm at odds with parting with it, but, I just barely ever play 4 strings anymore.
    I figure this to be the start of my 4 banger downsizing; all the rest will hurt less than this one;)

    It was dead mint when I bought it, but, it shipped in a February cold snap, which weather checked the lacquer in the neck in a few places. The body is still quite nice, but shows a tad of player use, and polish/cleanup swirls. Bridge, control plate, and tuner chrome is all still in fine shape, including the knobs-which is kinda unusual, the knobs usually flake some. Strap buttons show some age. "Slot Pole" pickup; used 1981 only.

    Weight is in the 9,5 range, I'll post exact weight later. It's not heavy or I wouldn't have it....

    It's the most aggressive L1000 I've ever owned...much brighter and grindier, and I've had many.
    Of course, you can roll treble off to calm that down.
    As crazy as this sounds, I've never changed the strings, because they've held their snap, and I didn't want to mess with it's bright, snappy nature.

    It doesn't have The Patented Gigantic Wide Load Low End of the mahogany/ebony L1000's I've had, but, in OMG mode (single coil/bass boost) I still always turn the bass way down. In fact, I always have the bass turned down in any of the coil tap positions. In other words, plenty of booty on tap, and it's still very much L1000 in this way.

    1 11/16th's shallow C neck; best four string neck ever made, IMO.

    100% original, including OHSC in equally nice condition.

    $1200 shipped

    snaps:
    CARL1000wide.jpg
    CARL1000body.jpg
    CARL1000hs.jpg
    car1kwider.jpg
    car1kfront.jpg
    ^^^^^^^That's a dog hair, not a scratch
     
  2. emblymouse

    emblymouse exempt Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    W'Sconsin
    Empathy Bump.

    I am contemplating the same 4 string sellout and it's tough! For your sake I hope it is quick and painless.:bawl:
     
  3. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Yeah. That. ;)
    Thanks...
     
  4. tlvernon

    tlvernon

    Jan 26, 2011
    Columbus OH
    Sold my 81 L1K last year...I still think about it frequently.:bawl:

    The buyer of this is going to be wearing a smile for a long time.

    Wish I had the jingle to pull the trigger on this...

    GLWTS, Chef
     
  5. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    thanks;)

    I'll be keeping my 1980 L1K and L2KE-FL....but, I have a couple more to put up after this.
     
  6. hrbassji

    hrbassji

    Jan 20, 2012
    Chicago, IL
    Even though I didn't care for the neck width, the sound was amazing out of an `81 L1000 I had.

    I miss it so much. :bawl:
     
  7. madbassplaya

    madbassplaya

    Dec 28, 2007
    Way to rip the band aid off!
     
  8. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    "wah"
    it's been coming for a while....
     
  9. sucia123

    sucia123

    Dec 19, 2011
    Will this be the only '81 you will be selling?
    Jeff
     
  10. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Yep.
     
  11. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    pm's replied...still available.
     
  12. cableguy

    cableguy

    Jun 4, 2009
    North Bend, WA
    I have this exact bass. Still my #1 player. Somebody is going to love this bump.
     
  13. Wow, what a classic.

    I don't think I could let that one go, even if I wasn't playing it.

    You're crazy. ;)
     
  14. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Me; crazy:

    True Story.
     
  15. T'CharleS

    T'CharleS

    Jul 6, 2008
    France
    Wow, good luck for your sale Chef, never thought you'd let go of that one, it's definitely one of the best wunkays ever produced !
     
  16. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    thx!
     
  17. sucia123

    sucia123

    Dec 19, 2011
    I'm excited!
     
  18. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    deal pending....
     
  19. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    pix from today:
    CARL1000wide-1.jpg
    CARL1000cu.jpg
     
  20. DavePlaysBass

    DavePlaysBass

    Mar 31, 2004
    CO
    What a beauty. Good luck on the sale and someone is going to be real happy.
     

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