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G&L ASAT Bass??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by marwady, Nov 14, 2005.


  1. marwady

    marwady Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Northern Michigan
    These look rather interesting.

    OK, I give, what does ASAT stand for?

    My first guess - As Same As Telecaster. :confused:
     
  2. All Sweet All the Time! :)

    I'd love to have an ASAT...I can't justify spending $3000 AU for one :(

    prices in Australia, are too high...

    I think I'll have to build a warmoth, instead ;)
     
  3. loendmaestro

    loendmaestro

    Jan 15, 2004
    Vienna VA
    Actually it stands for "Anti Satellite". Much of the early G&L stuff had military themed names. The urban myth is that is stands for After Strat, After Tele but that is untrue.

    I just got one in August & love it. It's quickly become my #1 bass. So many tonal options: vintage P, jazz, modern Fender, Stingray, Rick clank & an ASAT tone that is all it's own. The passive tones sound as good or better than the active ones.
    It's the same guts as their L2000 bass.

    Beautiful fit & finish & the neck (jazz width) is like butter.
    If I had to come up with a complaint it'd have to be a slight case of neck dive, but hell - I own a T-Bird too...not a big enough issue to be a deal breaker.

    I used to think that G&Ls were a well kept secret, but it seems recently that the word is out!
     
  4. Shhhh! :D
     
  5. There is a guy who makes an attachment to help prevent the neck dive. I think he visits here from time to time... also he can be found on the G&L Dudepit
     
  6. loendmaestro

    loendmaestro

    Jan 15, 2004
    Vienna VA
    Yeah, I'm a member of the Dudepit & saw that contraption. I'm sure it works, but it's a little too wacky looking for me.

    Like I said, the neck dive isn't bad enough (for me anyway) to do the mod.
     
  7. brothernewt

    brothernewt Some people call me the stormtrooper of love...

    Apr 13, 2004
    Happyrock, OR
    "A Stupid A$$ Top" on an otherwise pretty nice bass???

    :D
     
  8. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    I have been wanting to try a semi hollow ASAT for years but i have never seen one in person yet.
     
  9. I've never played any G&L basses, but I think I'm going to buy an L-2500 Tribute as soon as Musiciansfriend gets them back in stock.

    Mike
     
  10. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    Hi Mike

    Several shops on 48th street carry and have instock G&L Basses , it might be worth your time to check them out first. :)