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SOLD 1989 G&L L-5000

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by darkcaptain29, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. darkcaptain29

    darkcaptain29 Supporting Member

    Apr 10, 2008
    San Diego CA
    Hi TB,

    I have a cool one for you today! Here is my rare 1988-89 G&L L-5000 Bass. This was G&L's first foray into 5-Strings, and as such, has tight string spacing for super fast runs. The neck plays like a dream and has a wonderful Rosewood board, but it is just a bit too tight for me. She has been upgraded with EMG P/J pickups with a V/V/T knob arrangement. I put black EMG knobs on but will include the original knurled ones as well that I got it with. She sounds huge and looks killer with the scimitar headstock, and black anodized bridge. Condition is good with just one paint issue pictured below. Fret life is great for a bass this age. Ships in a hard case.

    - 4 or 5 String Basses
    - Class D Bass Heads
    - Dirt/Overdrive/Distortion/Comp pedals

    +/- Cash where appropriate is fine as well!

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    Last edited: May 7, 2019
  2. rohi

    rohi Lead Lined Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2018
    Do you still have the original Z-Coil Pickup? I love this bass, GLWTS!!
  3. darkcaptain29

    darkcaptain29 Supporting Member

    Apr 10, 2008
    San Diego CA
    Sorry, long gone!
  4. Raw N Low

    Raw N Low If I can't hear it, hopefully I'll feel it Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    Denver, Colorado
    Fun fact:

    This was the first production 5 string bass Leo Fender designed from B to G.

    Technically it's the predecessor to the L5500 and L2500.
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  5. gmarcus

    gmarcus Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2003
    PM'd you
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  6. darkcaptain29

    darkcaptain29 Supporting Member

    Apr 10, 2008
    San Diego CA
    More photos.

    Attached Files:

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  7. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 Life: It's sexually transmitted and always fatal Supporting Member

    It sure is: I worked on the prototype, and the first run of 20. :D
    the very first one had a modified interceptor body (sadly i also cut it up -- it never made it out the door.)
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  8. darkhalf


    Feb 16, 2017
    wow this is a nice bass! only 400 of these basses made pretty rare one! surely a collectible piece. Good luck with the sale
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