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G&L Asat Bass opinions

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Scott Cutrer, May 18, 2001.


  1. Scott Cutrer

    Scott Cutrer Guest

    Aug 21, 2000
    Richmond, VA
    I have one coming, fretless and have read about the neck dip and would like to hear from owners or those who are familiar with this and get your input. Also, am I right in thinking that this is just an L2000 with a tele body?
    Scott
     
  2. I had an ASAT bass that developed a mysterious disappearing neck dip when it was shipped to me from California to PA. I almost sold the bass, but then -- voila -- the neck settled in and was OK. Bizarre, I know.

    Yes, the ASAT is just an L-2000 with a different body. I actually sold my ASAT eventually because the lack of an upper horn on the body made me have to reach about a mile to play in F or B flat.

    But the bass SOUNDED uncredible. . .
     
  3. cb56

    cb56

    Jul 2, 2000
    Central Illinois
    The ASAT is the same as an L2000 with a tele shaped body AND a narrower neck. Like a Fender Jazz. You can order an L2000 with the narrow #6 neck if you want. and yes they are neck heavy.
     
  4. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Asat's are very nice basses. I had one I sold a while back. At the time I had an L-2000 & an L-2500, so I sold it to buy somehting else. I still have th L-2000 but sold the L-2500. G&L are my 2nd fav bass company.
     
  5. rooster

    rooster

    Jun 10, 2000
    upstate new york
    This is a great bass you will not be disappointed.they are neck heavy.with a wide leather belt this can be taken care of.my ASAT is custom ordered it weighs in at 10 LBS even.the same as my stingray.the sounds are incredible and the flexibilty of this bass is amazing.check it out.<a href="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=1474860&a=11102289"><img src="http://www.photopoint.com/images/pplogo2.gif" width="120" height="60" border="0"></a> hopefully this will be helpful.:D
     
  6. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Hey Rooster, That is the BEST L:):)KING G&L I've ever seen in my life!!!!!! Like you said, it's custom. It has gold hardware? The poll peices look gold also. Man, that is one SWEET bass!!!!!
     
  7. rooster

    rooster

    Jun 10, 2000
    upstate new york
    hey nino yes everything is gold even the truss rod.i also have a picture of george fullerton himself holding my bass just when it was finished .when i get a scanner i will share it with you.i custom ordered it from buffalo bros.tim was great he visits the factory every day.specs:curly maple top,swamp ash back,birdseye maple neck,gold hardware,white binding on the top.i dont even play the stingray anymore.and i'm thinking of ordering a spector u.s.a. neckthrough. we play quite often so the money is not an issue.personel question to you is the spector going to give me that many more sound options.iv'e yet to been able to play one yet.by the way it took thirteen weeks to the day to get the ASAT.but worth the wait.check out our website when you get the chance www.witzend.org.

    and remember as alway's rock till ya drop !!!!!!
     
  8. lildrgn

    lildrgn

    Jul 11, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    Yo dudes,

    How can you tell what kind of neck you have? I bought a L-2K in January with a rosewood neck, but am not sure what style neck it is. Are there identification marks of any sort?

    Thanks

    Gwon
     
  9. where do you guys buy G&L's??!?!

    i never see any at Guitar Center or Sam Ash...

    is it the kind of basses that you HAVE TO order online or by telephone?
     
  10. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    If the neck tapers by the nut (gets thinner like a J-bass) it's a #6 neck. If it wider @ the top like a P-bass, it's the stock neck.

    Rooster. IMO, the Spectors are the best. Very well balanced, comfortable countoured body. The EMG's & Haz Lab pre amp are great. IMO, it's not nearly as versatile as the ASAT, but the sound dosen't compare, the Spector has it beat by a mile. If you want a little more versatility, order one w/a piezo. I've never played one, but I heard that they're awesome.

    http://www.glguitars.com/US-dealers/usdealers.html

    I looked @ your profile & I don't know where you live. Hwew is the USA dealer list. You can get them on line. I think @ www.bassnw.com
     
  11. rooster

    rooster

    Jun 10, 2000
    upstate new york
    Hey nino thank's for the information on the spectors.looks like i'll be taking a trip to the music store to try one out.i'm sure they are one hell of a bass can't wait to try one.what kind of neck profile do they have and are they all the same.on there website they say their made of solid maple.whats the one you have?

    and remember as alway's rock till ya drop !!!!!!!
     
  12. Scott Cutrer

    Scott Cutrer Guest

    Aug 21, 2000
    Richmond, VA
    thanks for all the responses. nice bass rooster, cant wait for mine. it is a 2001 blueburst with unlined ebony board. come on tuesday. i have had 2 L2000's, on fretted and one fretless, so the asat is the next to try out. just got a 5 string stingray, so the L2500 will have to wait.
    scott
     
  13. Scott Cutrer

    Scott Cutrer Guest

    Aug 21, 2000
    Richmond, VA
    anyone have any G&L related links. I thought there was a G&L forum of some sorts
     
  14. Scott Cutrer

    Scott Cutrer Guest

    Aug 21, 2000
    Richmond, VA
    gracias nino, thats the one
     
  15. Scott Cutrer

    Scott Cutrer Guest

    Aug 21, 2000
    Richmond, VA
    Well I got my new Asat today, the neck dip isn't a problem with the extra strap button they have added, but the lack of a body contour sure does dig into the forearm a bit. I have played Teles before, but not a Tele style bass, I hold a bass much different, and the way my arm rests on the body is rather uncomfy. But other than that, it is a really nice bass with a lot of clarity. Post more as I go.
    Scott
     
  16. Scott Cutrer

    Scott Cutrer Guest

    Aug 21, 2000
    Richmond, VA
    Well at first I thought I was gonna be disappointed with this bass, but on the contrary I am growing very fond of it. I think I have gotten over the lack of a contoured body like the J's and P's have. And as I stated before the neck dip is an easy fix. So I have been playing this bass so much that my Stingray 5 and Azola have stayed in thier cases. I am enjoying this bass so much that I am wondering why I ever got rid of my 2 L2000's that I have owned! Very versatile bass. The ultimate Leo Bass>
     
  17. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I agree 100% :)