G&L L1500 Black w/matching headstock GandL w/case

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by CB3000, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. G&L L1500 with original case, documents, tags and tools!

    The neck on this baby is amazing. Quartersawn maple with rosewood board. Side markers only. Tons of sustain (more than my L2000) and plays like a dream. The neck measures 1.5" at the nut. There are some dings on the back of the neck-maybe from my wedding ring.... nothing horrible. I think the price definitely balances out any imperfections!

    I changed the coil selector switch to add a single coil option. So now it is parallel-front coil-series. I chose the front coil because a slightly fatter sound that leans toward a ric or p bass. That makes it more versatile when you need a sound that is less like a bridge pickup. I am including the original switch as well.

    Please look at the pics for condition. there is hardly a mark on the body-just normal stuff for a used bass. some dings on the headstock (in pics)

    The bass weighs 8lbs 14oz and is nicely balanced.

    I am putting this up at a very fair price and I may consider a trade. It would have to be a lightweight 4 string.

    ONLY $650 shipped in USA TRADED!!!!!!

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  2. Chef

    Chef In Memoriam

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Yeah; that's nice.
  3. The Diaper Geni

    The Diaper Geni Submissive. And loving it. Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2005
    Central Ohio
    Good golly. That price is just stupid low.
  4. match


    Jan 4, 2008
    Merced, CA 95340
    Very Nice!!! I've never understood the low resale price on G&L guitars. The quality is outstanding, far superior to "other" brands IMO... This should get snatched up QUICK!!
  5. I agree! I guess I could push for more but I'd like to get it out there for someone to play....
  6. jaywa


    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    So, can you educate me a bit please?

    How does the 1500 differ from the 1000?

    And, what's the function of the various knobs and switches?

    Also do you have at least an approximate year for this beauty?

  7. Absolutely! It is a 2010 I believe. vol, treble cut, Bass cut are the knobs. The front switch is the coil selector= series, front coil, parallel are the choices. The rear switch is active (with treble boost) and passive. The reason it has treble and bass cut only is because the pickups were designed to have plenty of bass built-in. I think also that setup can work in active OR pAssive mode vs other active preamps that can only adjust tone when active.
    Make sense?

    The L1500 has the controls I just described with the pickup in the sweet spot (like a stingray). The L1000 is only passive and the pickup is more towards the neck like a P bass.

    Simple explanation:

    L1000= P Bass on steroids
    L1500= Stingray on steroids (or at least some kind of serious herbal supplements)
  8. jaywa


    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    Very interesting. I've always liked the sound OTHER players get out of a Stingray... But when I play them, not so much. And I've already got a P so dont really need another one in that family tree. May have to mull this further...

    Thanks for the explanation.
  9. birminghambass

    birminghambass Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2002
    Birmingham, AL
    Gigged one of these for a while. Fantastic bass, cuts thru the mix like no other. Sounds nothing like a Stingray. More snarl and less click/boom.
  10. Snarl is a good way to put it.
  11. jaywa


    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    So, what kind of genre(s) would this bass best fit into?

    Modern rock? 80s? Nu country? Sometimes you want to cut through the mix... Sometimes you don't. Curious as to what styles you were playing with this.
  12. I was using it with everything. it would be good for rock, metal, dance music, funk. I would use the front coil for things that called for a p bass type of tone. It's not exactly like a p bass but if you pluck towards the neck it gets in the ballpark. Takes some of the mid range punch out.
  13. circuitspore


    Aug 27, 2006
    Raleigh, NC
    Very nice. I'm a sucker matching headstocks. And everyone knows that black basses just sound better. IMHO. ;-)

    What's the radius on the neck?
  14. jaywa


    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    Me too. And with that dark, unmarked board the whole thing just gives off a "stealth killer" vibe.

    CB, what is this strung with currently?
  15. It seems like a 12" radius. It is pretty shallow.