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For Sale/Trade G&L Climax

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by craigb, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. craigb

    craigb G&L churnmeister Supporting Member

    Hey Y'all,

    After having a lot of trouble the last year or so finding skinny necked G&Ls that agreed with my sensitive wrists and were light enough for me I've ended up with more than I need. All 4 are different models and I have definite preferences sound-wise, so here's the one on the block:

    G&L Climax
    - emerald blue finish
    - great #6 neck (rw board)
    - lightweight at 8.8lbs

    The condition is plenty of wear. Some chips/dings/cuts and a slight crack behind the middle knob. The non-G&L molded case has some broken feet, stickers, and spray paint. It's a great playing, well used bass.

    $700 shipped CONUS - significantly cheaper if you pick it up from me in Houston for cash :)

    - a Trib SB2 that's light enough (<=8.75lbs)
    - fretless SB2 with 1.5" nut width satin neck <=8.75lbs
    - maybe a US SB1/SB2/LB100 (<=8.75lbs, 1.5" nut width satin neck)
    - maybe a US L2K (<=8.75lbs, 1.5" nut width satin neck)
    - maybe a US or Trib JB2 (<=8.75lbs, 1.5" nut width satin neck)
    - Eastwood tenor guitar (Warren Ellis 2P or Astrojet hardtail)
    - Audiokinesis 1506 or 1505

    I'd also trade bodies for a lightweight 3-bolt SB1 (1st or 2nd gen), SB2 (1st or 2nd gen), Lynx, L2K, L1K -- the neck on the Climax is good, it's just not a tone I'll use much. I am thinking about a pickup & a router but will only go that route (no pun intended) if it doesn't sell.

    that's all I can think of. I've got every bass I need and then some and my amp setup is plenty . . . I'm working from home tomorrow so I'll try to get some pics up
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2019 at 9:01 AM
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  2. craigb

    craigb G&L churnmeister Supporting Member

    hmmm . . . swapped strings with my recently acquired SB2 in preparation for heading out at some point and I'm digging it much more. Shows that strings can really make a difference. Much more on the fence about keeping or not - but will take some pics this weekend anyway
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  3. craigb

    craigb G&L churnmeister Supporting Member

    OK, yeah I like it better with these strings, but the new-to-me SB2 is me and I like my L1K and Trib JB2 better than the Climax, tonally, so it can go.

    Here are my pics including the 4 most significant dings/flaws I can find on it.

    ebclimax2019-01.JPG ebclimax2019-02.JPG ebclimax2019-03.JPG ebclimax2019-04.JPG ebclimax2019-05.JPG ebclimax2019-flaw-01.JPG ebclimax2019-flaw-02.JPG ebclimax2019-flaw-03.JPG ebclimax2019-flaw-04.JPG
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  4. craigb

    craigb G&L churnmeister Supporting Member

    You know, looking at those pics I think there's more green to it than is showing up. I mean next to the lake placid blue SB2 I recently got the Climax is definitely blue-green, not just blue. I'll try to grab a side-by-side with the blue bass tonight.

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