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G&L Club Part 7

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


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  1. bdgotoh

    bdgotoh Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2002
    Pacific NW
    My only current cherryburst, love this bass!

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  2. audreycashin

    audreycashin Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2010
    long island, ny
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  3. bdgotoh

    bdgotoh Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2002
    Pacific NW
    Unfortunately I don't see that ever happening. I don't know if this is true, but I've read that G&L made prototypes for the JB-2: a couple had the standard Jazz pickups they used, the others had the old SB-2/Lynx MFDs. Story goes that nearly everyone who tried the prototypes preferred the Jazz pickups.
    If it's true I wonder where the MFD equipped JB-2 prototypes ended up.
     
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  4. jwindham

    jwindham

    Sep 17, 2006
    Hey Lee, my eyes may be failing, but is this a 4-string model you have incoming? Love that blue :)
     
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  5. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ
    Sorry for taking so long. I was at work late and had a few errands to run before finally getting home. Regulars in this thread may be tired of seeing her again :D, but here she is...

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    Matching headstock, too! :hyper:
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  6. donahue

    donahue Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2015
    Oregon
  7. Murch

    Murch

    Jan 14, 2020
    Hamilton, Ontario
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  8. ahadl2500

    ahadl2500 Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2003
    Greenwood, IN
    I am hoping someone can confirm or deny, but I recall seeing a lefty El Toro in person at a "music" store in Bloomington, Indiana 19 years ago. At the time I was shopping for an L2500 and could not get my hands on one locally. I was going to any dealer in Indiana that mentioned G&L. I have a reasonably vivid memory of it, because the whole store was an odd experience. I saw an ad for the store with a G&L logo and they had a G&L sign in the window. Promising until I saw the other sign that said Golf and Music store. Against my better judgement went inside. Upon walking in... golf clubs everywhere. When the clearly golf focused sales person asked if he could help me I asked to see the guitars. I was pointed to a corner of the room that had maybe 5 guitars in it. The only bass was a black with matching headstock El Toro. At the time, I was new to G&L and never heard of the model. I definitely would have played it. It was a lefty, so I did not play it. I know that I have not seen one since (and I watch G&Ls closely). I am sure it was an El Toro though, because I recall my dad asking where they came up with that name (he was familiar with the typical G&L initials-number naming on basses).

    I suppose it is possible that I am crazy and it was a lefty Interceptor as I have seen those online, but I am really confident that it was an El Toro.
     
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  9. husky123

    husky123 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 6, 2006
    Leesburg, VA
    Product Development Specialist for Bergantino Audio Systems
    Yes, while I played the L2500, I ordered up a 2000.
     
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  10. Yes, but I'm not taking a router to my Thumb to make room.

    Also, the SB-2 sc pup isn't quite right. It's very low output and not really meant to work as a standalone pup.
     
  11. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 Life: It's sexually transmitted and always fatal Supporting Member

    I can it's buried deep after the move .
     
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  12. jwindham

    jwindham

    Sep 17, 2006
    My preference, too! Those are fantastic, thick sounding basses- plenty of meaty, sculptable tones to be had :)
     
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  13. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ
    Thanks!

    I feel really lucky to have it. I remember seeing the previous owner first put it up for sale and drooling over it. But at that time we had just put a lot of money into our house, so I wasn't eager to buy a new toy. For some reason it didn't sell quickly enough and he took it off the market, so opportunity lost. Then, a few years later, the seller decided to go all six-strings and put it back up for sale and I just happened to see it pop back up. I contacted him right away and found out he lives a few miles from where our son was going to college. I was going to be going down to pick up our son soon after that for spring break, so he agreed to me putting down a deposit to hold it until I got down there to buy it in person. We saved the trouble and expense of shipping it, I met a great TB'er, and I got a great bass.

    If there's an unfortunate part to the story, it's that the silver metal flake L-2500 that @/\/\3phist0 now has went up for sale right after I bought mine, so I missed out on that opportunity. But I absolutely love mine and the cherryburst is right in line with the kind of basses I love anyway (bursts!). Plus, Sparkle went to a deserving new home, although that hasn't stopped me from drooling excessively every time he posts a picture - or even just mentions her. :drool: :D
     
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  14. donahue

    donahue Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2015
    Oregon
    Wow! Cool story. That's as close to a confirmation that I have seen. But I'm still not sure. Can't find one on Google images, or Reverb sold listings, Lefty Bassist archives etc
     
  15. I feel like if Paulo hasn't owned one at some point, it probably doesn't exist :D

    But I have seen a couple of lefty Interceptors floating around in the last year or so, and Paulo still has one I believe.
     
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  16. ahadl2500

    ahadl2500 Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2003
    Greenwood, IN
    I agree with you on the internet availability of info for it. None of my G&L books or catalogs mention one either (granted they lack any lefty info). If I did not remember it so clearly, I would not have bothered saying there was one (because even I slightly doubt myself only because I cannot confirm it anywhere other than my memory). At any rate, if they did make them (FWIW, I am sure I have seen one or at least something someone tried to make look like one; maybe a Lefty Interceptor with a neck swap?), they are clearly rare/nearly impossible to find. Might have been a one off or small batch item (similar to the Dual Pickup L5000 that has been floating around; I believe it to be original as I remember when Buffalo Brothers sold it along with several other rarebird G&Ls; they were from a collection might have been when they were clearing out George's guitars).
     
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  17. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ
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  18. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 Life: It's sexually transmitted and always fatal Supporting Member

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  19. PawleeP

    PawleeP

    Oct 8, 2012
    East Coast
    Is that a set of lynx mfd's in that blue bass?
    Never seen those pups before..
     
  20. donahue

    donahue Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2015
    Oregon
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    I own the other Interceptor and I recently have a Lynx. I could combine the two for an El Toro-ish, but I would not do that. I've thought about contacting the Custom Shop about an El Toro.

    Or can you imagine.....a five string El Toro, Black and Maple with matching headstock?! G&L needs to open up the options!
     

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