G&L ASAT - Must know more!

Discussion in 'G&L Bass Forum' started by MaxMaps, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. MaxMaps

    MaxMaps Guest

    May 26, 2009
    Portland, Oregon
    From a previous thread I am GASing hard for a ASAT, played amazing.

    I would like to hear from ASAT owners, I am 90% sure this bass will be in my hands come this week but I want to know from you out there what your thoughts are?

    Please share what you like most about the bass and what keeps you playing it.

    Thank you!
     
  2. whoatherechunk

    whoatherechunk

    Apr 4, 2008
    you know i hate to say im not an ASAT owner but i was surprised at its versatility. i mean i've seen death metal artists, to grindcore, to punk, and country artists use these. I'm a believer!
     
  3. fender3x

    fender3x

    Mar 12, 2006
    I loved mine from the first moment I played it. The best neck I have ever played.
     
  4. MaxMaps

    MaxMaps Guest

    May 26, 2009
    Portland, Oregon
    I too have fallen madly in love with the ASAT neck, out of many basses I have tried it has a very slick feel. The tone that comes out of these things is monstrous.
     
  5. vroc38

    vroc38

    Jan 5, 2006
    Seattle
    Love my ASATs. I never have a problem with the neck dive or other ergonomic issues that some people complain about. They look great, play like butter, sound incredible, and are as versatile as anything out there. What's not to like?
     
  6. ric stave

    ric stave

    May 6, 2006
    Buffalo, NY
    "What's not to like?"

    ....the 5 string version is near impossible to find, and if you do, are extremely expensive.

    That's the only thing me no likey!
     
  7. Bassnut62

    Bassnut62 Guest

    Jun 27, 2009
    Nottinghamshire, UK
    they look cool, they sound hot, they're cheap for what they are and people never know what they are....oh and they play beuatifully, they have balls and they're very loud (if you want them to be)...................oh and they sound great active or passive.

    I use mine more passive than active.
     
  8. vroc38

    vroc38

    Jan 5, 2006
    Seattle
    Agreed. Had to watch two of them go by due to insufficient funds. Next one I see for sale is mine!
     
  9. I likey my ASAT bass. I did get an extra wide strap for it. Not because it dives, but in case it decides to dive.

    It is also 1 of only 2 guitars that I own with a maple fretboard, which I normally DETEST. But this one was too good to turn down.

    I say: GO FOR IT.

    edg
     
  10. Slaymus

    Slaymus

    Jan 23, 2004
    Quebec
    Big sound, versatility and killer look !
    No problem with neck dive, but it's not most ergonomic bass !
     
  11. loendmaestro

    loendmaestro

    Jan 15, 2004
    Vienna VA
    That's EXACTLY what I was gonna say! :bassist:


    They really, really look good though. Really.
     
  12. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    I know!! :D:D

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  13. Burnttwaffle

    Burnttwaffle

    May 19, 2009
    I've been going nuts for all G & L basses lately, but I've really had my heart set on an ASAT. I'm havin' trouble finding a place to play find them though, and they seem to be non-exsistant in the used market, what does a guy have to do to get his hands on one of these?
     
  14. loendmaestro

    loendmaestro

    Jan 15, 2004
    Vienna VA
    I see used ASATs on ebay all the time....
     
  15. Burnttwaffle

    Burnttwaffle

    May 19, 2009
    I wish I had the same luck =/ I've seen about 7 total, none of which got my eye.

    my goal is to find a natural ASAT with the f whole....wish me luck.