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Does G&L make an Asat 5 string?

Discussion in 'G&L Bass Forum' started by Chris Rhoades, Apr 23, 2006.


  1. Chris Rhoades

    Chris Rhoades

    Sep 19, 2004
    San Antonio Texas
    Endorcing Artist:BNA Audio, Boothill bass strings.
    I would like to get a 5 string, and i like the look of the Asat witht he to big ol G&L pickups. Does this even exsist?
     
  2. spideyjg

    spideyjg

    Mar 19, 2006
    San Diego
    They did make some, I think for endorsees, but most ended up over in Europe.

    I have seen pics of 2.

    Jim
     
  3. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    There was one on either ebay or dudepit recently. I remember being surprised...
     
  4. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Staff Member Supporting Member

    I think their was a few made as prototypes.
     
  5. I saw a used semi-hollow 5-string ASAT on somebody's site a while ago - maybe BassNW.com???? I'm sure that was a custom though. Made me think about saving my pennies and ordering one - fretless.
     
  6. flash99

    flash99

    Jun 8, 2005
    New York City
    There are a few around that are prototypes but it was never offered as a production model - apparently it was REALLY neck heavy as a 5 string. And while an L2500 may not look as cool, it will sound exactly the same.
     
  7. AThomas Bass

    AThomas Bass

    Aug 22, 2005
    I just tried to order a custom 5-string ASAT Bass. The dealer called his G&L rep and was told they aren't making them anymore because they are ridiculously neck-heavy. F.Y.I.
     
  8. Chris Rhoades

    Chris Rhoades

    Sep 19, 2004
    San Antonio Texas
    Endorcing Artist:BNA Audio, Boothill bass strings.
    Maybe i will have to make my own!
     
  9. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Staff Member Supporting Member


    I know Michael could build that for you at a great price, www.dolanguitars.com
     
  10. dgce

    dgce

    Jun 17, 2001
    Massachusetts, USA
    You know, Schecter could make you a domestic version of their Tele shaped Baron bass in a 5 string. I've seen them in magazines. Probably will be super neck heavy and not exactly cheap. But its an available ASAT substitue and very good quality stuff.

    r
     

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