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1984 G&L El Toro!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Chef, Apr 29, 2009.


  1. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    F/S due to downsizing at work:
    The seldom seen G&L El Toro!
    One of Leo's last and most unique designs.

    Pickups are essentially stacked Jazz humbuckers.
    Controls are unique even to the G&L line:
    Volume/treble cut/bass cut.
    Preamp off/on...unlike the G&L L2X00's which have off/on/on with treble boost. Don't despair, you won't need treble boost, this bass has a wicked top end.
    Mini taps are:
    pickup select: neck/both/bridge
    pickup coil tap: single coil leaves pickup selctor alone, dual coil turns on both coils, and both pickups: it fat and tasty!
    preamp control: off/on

    The body is a transparant blue ash, nicely figured.
    The neck is G&L's medium between Jazz and Precision, measuring 1 11/16 at the nut, rosewood fingerboard.

    Condition is very nice for a plyer it's age, with the polish marks, scuffs and dings you'd expect, though nothing major and no buckle rash. The bass lived it's previous life in very arid Arizona, and the whether it was the lack of humidity or something else, the clear laquer on the headstock is pretty weatherchecked, tho the neck itself, and body, are not.

    Comes with a new SKB bass safe.

    Had several pm's asking :
    ***Weight, 9lbs 8 oz on my digital fish scale***
    which is light for an ash bodied bass

    $750 shipped via paypal e-check or money order.

    torowf.
    torowr.
    torofc.
    tororc.
    torohs.
     
  2. jacoDEbasso

    jacoDEbasso

    Mar 31, 2009
    in my mind
    Trades???
     
  3. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Sorry, I for got to note in my original post:
    "f/s due to downsizing at work"

    can't trade, but thx
     
  4. Ricky Caboverde

    Ricky Caboverde Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2004
    Miami, FL
    Hey Alan, sorry to hear about the job situation. Good luck with the sale and I hope things get better.
     
  5. revlimitbounce

    revlimitbounce Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2007
    AZ
    El Toro-owner bump.
     
  6. jacoDEbasso

    jacoDEbasso

    Mar 31, 2009
    in my mind
    Figured that much. Best wishes on the job front!! If I can just sell my p-bass, hmmmmm.
     
  7. metron

    metron Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2003
    Denver
    Dood. Sorry to hear about your situation. Wish I had the coin for this.
     
  8. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Me too-Ha!
     
  9. spideyjg

    spideyjg

    Mar 19, 2006
    San Diego
    Jeeze Alan, What are you keeping?

    Jim
     
  10. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    ...............??
     
  11. Hans Gruber

    Hans Gruber Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Badass...I always think of George Porter Jr. with this bass.
     
  12. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    George Porter; Meters; awesome...
     
  13. spideyjg

    spideyjg

    Mar 19, 2006
    San Diego
    Sorry to hear of the job situation Alan. :(

    It pains me to see you parting out such a herd.

    El Toros are hard to come by folks and are wicked basses.

    Jim
     
  14. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Thanks Jim, I appreciate it.
    It is indeed a wicked awesome bass!
     
  15. So here I am, checking out the El Toro. Can you say a few words comparing the sound of this guy to an L1000, L2000, or an old sb-1 (with the one single coil). These are the G&L basses I've played. Thanks!
     
  16. spideyjg

    spideyjg

    Mar 19, 2006
    San Diego
    They are inherently more midrangy than the L2K, sound better played active, and perhaps the closest thing you know would be to imagine that first gen SB-1 tone, only humbucking.

    Replete with the loss of clarity that buckers have over a single but the flavor is similar.

    I have a Lynx which is dual singles, like the first gen SB-2, and the ET compares closer to that than to the 2K.

    The controls are a bit different on the coil switching, series is both pickups in series and defeats the pup selector.

    It is more midrangy but flip it to series and active...look out!

    Jim
     
  17. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    As Jim noted; fairly different from L1000/2000.
    Closer to the SB1-J...

    Think of it as a Jazz on steroids, with wicked top end...
     
  18. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    original post modified to include weight, to answer several pm's...thx
     
  19. revlimitbounce

    revlimitbounce Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2007
    AZ
    I would add that the JB on steroids character is right, though the body shape/contour is a little different. If you looked at the body on a guitar stand as if it were a woman, the El Toro has slightly less hip and breast. Or, put another way, the bouts are a little trimmer. But since I generally focus on hips and breasts....:D

    Also, these pickups seem to mask a little of that 2k piano-ish roundwound timbre. Not high-end, mind you -- they've got plenty of that -- just compared to other double-coils and JB singles.

    Just-one-guy's-observations-bump. Awesomely fabulous bass.
     
  20. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Yessir, the body is definately "svelter" than your typical big offset lower bout Fender-type Jazz bass; the top bout smaller, but slightly less so.

    thx-alan
     

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