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G&L Club Part 7

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. TinIndian


    Jan 25, 2011
    Micco Florida
    I think that catalog page has a preproduction L2K in it. Look at the position of the pickups. That may explain the different control plate.
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  2. TDR1138


    Apr 11, 2007
    Section 204
    It’s like the Sabre 2.0.
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  3. Here's another curiosity.

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  4. TinIndian


    Jan 25, 2011
    Micco Florida
    I was thinking the same thing. Pretty close.
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  5. TinIndian


    Jan 25, 2011
    Micco Florida
    Where did you see that? It really looks just like the one from the catalog page.
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  6. TinIndian


    Jan 25, 2011
    Micco Florida
    I wonder what the second hole by the jack is for. Even more curious is that if you look closely at the catalog page you can see something is in the same spot on it.
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  7. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    the 94 LB100 is replacing the 84 L2000 as my gig bass, not sure how i feel about this
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  8. metron

    metron Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2003
    Yep. Looks covered in the catalog pic, but otherwise the same plate. Maybe the original plan was for a mid control?
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  9. Plucked it off the webs. It was discussed a little bit on guitarsbyleo.com.

    It does look like the catalog one. Read the copy on that catalog page.......it's like they're not even describing the same bass pictured.

    Edit: Brief discussion about it, but the links for further discussion @ BABP, and extra pics appear to be defunct.

    The G&L Discussion Page - View topic - L-2000 "Passive" Bass
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2018
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  10. Looking closer at both, the mahogany grain patterns are different from each other. They're not the same bass. No serial # on the second one. More mysteries!
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  11. metron

    metron Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2003
    That catalog page description looks like a draft based on an initial design concept.
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  12. twinjet

    twinjet GE90-equipped Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    Strange contraption.
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  13. Glazenn


    May 16, 2011
    From the Feb 1, 1981 price list (two price columns: without and with case).
    L2000 is passive vs. L2000E is active (E=electric, i.e. w/preamp).

    The passive L2000 was deleted in the April 1, 1981 price list.
    Thanks to guitarsbyleo.com
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  14. bonin in the boneyard

    bonin in the boneyard Supporting Member

    I had a similar probem when I did the K-mod on my L2K. One of the pickup leads was wired through the metal plate on the bottom of the pick up. The springs were grounding it out to the cavity wall, which I had shielded with copper tape.

    But it was an easy fix: a strip of tape over the metal plate to isolate it from the grounded springs.

    Maybe worth a try?
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2018
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  15. You might be right. ;)

    Great. Thanks. I understand even less of this schematic, but hopefully it makes sense to my luthier. :bassist:
  16. Handyman


    Sep 4, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Any relation to Victor Wooten? :D
  17. Looks like any finish other than natural or sunburst, was an upgrade.

    And....."yellow" is on the list. Yellow? :thumbsup:
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  18. Glazenn


    May 16, 2011
    That yellow:
    1981 G&L F100 Series II
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  19. XXL


    Jun 14, 2007
    I use every bit of the what my L2K’s have to offer.

    The differences between the preamps in the two L2Ks I own (1995-2015) sometimes surprise me.
    Some settings are quite similar but others are not at all.

    I’ve added an ABY pedal to my board so I can switch between them quickly, one gives me a better “P” feel on a particular song while the other seems to have more of that “Wal” tone im looking for, etc etc

    I’m now thinking about getting an L2K from each decade, just need one from the 80s and 00’s :D
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  20. Looks like my yellow '88 El Toro.

    Apparently then, yellow was an option in early '81, and possibly in late '80, but discontinued shortly thereafter. And then re-introduced at some later point.

    Has anyone ever seen a Yellow '81 L-series bass?
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