G&L asat with 3 bolt neck

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Siggy, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. Siggy


    Mar 15, 2003
    Columbus Ohio
    I have the chance to pick up a used Asat hollow body for a good price however it has the older 3 bolt neck. Are there any issues I should be aware of with the 3 vs the 6 bolt?

  2. Tommy Tourbus

    Tommy Tourbus

    Dec 26, 2008
    the 3 bolts are just fine. many people prefer them to the 6
  3. lug

    lug Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    No. I have an ASAT 3 bold neck on my 1998 L2000 and it is the most stable bolt on neck of any of the basses I own.
  4. rockinrayduke

    rockinrayduke Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2007
    Henderson, NV
    Absolutely nothing wrong with a 3 bolt neck. With the 3 bolt you get the microtilt which can be handy if used judiciously.

    I say go for it, it's a great bass.:bassist:
  5. My '96 L-1500 fretless has the 3 bolt neck with microtilt and is rock solid. Go for it.
  6. loendmaestro


    Jan 15, 2004
    Vienna VA
    Yeah, even though I did have to get a neck replacement on my ASAT it had nothing to do with the 3 bolt construction. It was a birdseye issue. 3 bolts are just fine.

    Good luck!
  7. TDR1138


    Apr 11, 2007
    2 G&L basses, 2 G&L guitars (shh, don't tell) with 3-bolts, no issues whatsoever.
  8. Vinny D

    Vinny D

    Jan 9, 2007
    Warwick, RI
    Never had any problem with any of my 3-bolt G&L beauties!

  9. Siggy


    Mar 15, 2003
    Columbus Ohio
    Thanks all for your insight. I ordered it and should be here tomorrow. Here's a pic from the shop website.



    Can't wait,

  10. coop


    Jun 22, 2002
    So you're the one who beat me to it! I almost pulled the trigger on that one yesterday. Talked myself out of it, and when I looked today it was sold.

    Congrats, looks like a great axe and if the ad was correct it's super lightweight. Oh, if you decide to flip it I want dibs!
  11. Siggy


    Mar 15, 2003
    Columbus Ohio
    I e-Mailed him an offer on Sunday and he countered Monday and I countered again. I didn't hear from him again 'till yesterday,he accepted and I called and gave him my info. I guess I got lucky for once. Who knows, I've never even seen one in person let alone played one so you may just get dibs.;)

  12. loendmaestro


    Jan 15, 2004
    Vienna VA
    that bass is dead sexy
  13. mikeluch

    mikeluch Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2004
    Ocala, FL
    I owna 3 bolt ASAT and never had any issues with it