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SOLD F/S: G&L Tribute L2000 w/U-Retro Preamp

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by graysean, Jul 24, 2012.


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  1. graysean

    graysean

    Oct 1, 2011
    I have a G&L L2000 Tribute bass for sale, it's been a good run but I'm moving from California to Minneapolis for college/pursuit of other interests.

    It has a maple fretboard (looks like birds eye almost), translucent blue body. I was very unhappy with the original preamp on it. Completely ineffective. I splurged and had a preamp professionally installed. Original MFD pickups remain, and I am including the original preamp and hard shell carrying case included. I'm also throwing in a 12 ft Monster bass cable.

    Great condition, hardly used.

    It now has an East U-Retro 01 preamp in it. The new control options are:

    Three Switches
    a) active/passive
    b) series/parallel
    c) pickup selector for passive mode (since blend becomes deactivated)

    Three Stacked Knobs
    a) Volume/Blend
    b)Bass (boost only, center frequency goes lower as boos increases)/Treble (boost and cut) plus a Bright pull option
    c)Mid (boost and cut)/sweepable mid frequency select.

    Now, it's an absolute power house. For those tone seekers, it can get a burpy Jeff Berlin, funky Rocco Prestia, punch-in-the-face Justin Chancellor, raunchy Bruce Thompson, pillowy Tony Levin or grindy-filthy Meshuggah.

    For me though, I was happy picking a style and settling in, really exploring the sensitivity of the pickups and the rock solid feel of the construction.

    Honestly though, playing live became so much easier after the improved preamp. I can find my own sonic pocket (thanks to the mid controls) between the kick drum and the keys. And shifting styles within sets brings out the nuances this bass can display on the fly.

    Price is $850 obo shipping included. I'm having trouble uploading photos so please pm me with your email address so I can send pictures.
     
  2. graysean

    graysean

    Oct 1, 2011
    things that go bumpity bump bump in the night
     
  3. graysean

    graysean

    Oct 1, 2011
    price drop $700 shipped obo
     
  4. graysean

    graysean

    Oct 1, 2011
    price drop $550 shipping included. I'm moving across the country and need to pare down.

    No more hard shell case, so it'll be in a G&L soft carrying case.

    For $550 you get a bass that goes for $700 new, a $300 preamp professionally installed, a hard shell case, and a Monster cable. If that's not a sweet deal I don't know what is.
     
  5. graysean

    graysean

    Oct 1, 2011
    pm me if you want pics
     
  6. the description sounds awesome. that seems a good price, but moving basses here is tough.
     
  7. graysean

    graysean

    Oct 1, 2011
    Hmmm, that would be an interesting poll - of all talkbass classifieds, how many sold here vs sold through another site vs sold locally.

    But yes, it's superb.
     
  8. I don't see any bass....
     
  9. ubnomnar

    ubnomnar Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    So Cal
    Here's a couple pics I received from the seller.

    Nice figuring in the ash body and it already has a sweet East preamp :bassist:

    01-l2000front_P1040851.
    02-l2000_P1040843.
    03-l2000-controls_P1040845.
    03-l200oheadstockfront_P1040844.
    05-l2000headstockback_P1040846.
     
  10. graysean

    graysean

    Oct 1, 2011
    The picks don't do the fretboard justice, but it's almost a birdseye maple. Given that it's a tribute I doubt it really is, but there's a significant amount of that spotty look

    thanks ubnomnar for posting these
     
  11. that thing is hot. great price.
     
  12. ubnomnar

    ubnomnar Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    So Cal
    graysean sent me a few pics of the fret board.

    It's got very nice grain/figuring.

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  13. graysean

    graysean

    Oct 1, 2011
    Thanks again ubnomnar
     
  14. chinacat29

    chinacat29

    Aug 14, 2012
  15. graysean

    graysean

    Oct 1, 2011
    Hey everyone. Price drop to $450, I'm moving in three days and I need to sell this
     
  16. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    KILLER deal.
     
  17. graysean

    graysean

    Oct 1, 2011
    yeah, I'm taking a major hit, but there's only so much music gear one can take to college
     
  18. graysean

    graysean

    Oct 1, 2011
    some pics of the case
     

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  19. raferalston

    raferalston

    Jan 26, 2011
    Is the hard case still available?
     
  20. ubnomnar

    ubnomnar Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    So Cal
    Looks like a super sweet deal with a plush G&L gig bag.

    Hmmm... what can I sell?
     

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