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G&L owners...what other basses do you own?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 43% burnt, Aug 26, 2005.


  1. 43% burnt

    43% burnt an actor who wants to run the whole show

    May 4, 2004
    Bridgeport, CT
    Hey guys. I've lurking around various bass porn sites, developing some GAS for a new bass. My main axe is a G&L L2000. I love that bass, but I'm looking to add something new to the arsenal. I want a bass with thick killer tone and lots of punch. I'm spoiled by the L2k's high output, so I'm looking for something with hot stock pup's. Don't wanna have to mod.

    A couple basses I'm considering are: G&L ASAT, MM stingray, or Lakland Skyline 44-02.

    Any recs? Thanks in advance!
    :bassist:
     
  2. An ASAT is going to sound virtually identical to the L-2000.

    I'm not sure why you want something so similar. If you are going to get another bass, why not get something quite different?

    I personally have, in addition to my L-2000, an L-2500 for gigs where I really need the 5th string (also I have flats on the 5 and rounds on the 4).

    Actually, my favorite G&L bass is my Legacy (later known as LB-100) which is basically just a really really nice P-bass. Honestly, for 95% of my work this is all the bass I would ever need. They are discontinued though but are available used. You could also try an SB-2 which is pretty similar and is still in production.

    As for my non-G&L bass, it is a fabulous Gibson RD Artist which has just about the hugest sound imaginable. They are pretty hard to come by though.
     
  3. buzzbass

    buzzbass Shoo Shoo Retarded Flu !

    Apr 23, 2003
    NJ
    2 Warwick 5s- Thumb & Streamer
    2 US Fender J-5s, one stanard & one deluxe. Both have Sadowsky electronics
    1 1978 P-Bass in near mint condition
    2 Zon Sonus 5s. One red, one amber
    1 Lakland 55-94 w/Duncans
    1 US ATK 5 w/PBC "floating neck"
    and last bit not least...
    1 G&L L-2500

    How's that ?
     
  4. Vox Populi

    Vox Populi Reggae Loving Honkey

    Jan 27, 2004
    Poulsbo, WA
    It sounds like you need a stingray.
     
  5. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    You can cop a decent enough Sting Ray tone on the G&L. IMO, the perfect compliment to an L2000 would be a single-coil jazz bass.

    I went a long time with a similar pair. L2500 and MIA JD5. Between the two, I could get about anything I wanted in the studio or live.
     
  6. 43% burnt

    43% burnt an actor who wants to run the whole show

    May 4, 2004
    Bridgeport, CT
    True, I figured this much...basically the only difference is body style and neck right?

    Yeah, I'm leaning more towards a 'ray/sterling, or the Lakland.
     
  7. 43% burnt

    43% burnt an actor who wants to run the whole show

    May 4, 2004
    Bridgeport, CT
    Thats a thought...a classic jazz might be the way to go.
     
  8. craigb

    craigb G&L churnmeister Supporting Member

    My non-G&Ls are:

    Godin A4 -- semihollow, piezo pickup, very acoustic-ey
    Rumblefish P-J -- semihollow P-J
    Steinberger Spirit XZ-2db -- cheapy headless w/humbuckers


    The one that is most complementary to my G&Ls is the Godin. The semi-hollow, acoustic-ey (not necessarily truly upright sounding, but definitely an acoustic instrument instead of an electric one) is the type of sound that the G&Ls don't get.

    So if you really want something complementary to the G&L I'd suggest looking at semihollows, either the piezo-only ones like the Godin A4, Carvin AC40, Turner Renaissance, Allen MB-2f, etc. They give a type of sound the G&L just won't do.

    Or a semi-hollow w/mag pickups. Hofner/clone, Epi JC sig or Rumblekat, DiPinto Belvedere, Lakland Skyline Hollowbody, Waterstone ME-2b or something along those lines. The warm, blossoming quality to the sound again is something different from the G&L.

    Just an idea
     
  9. old_skool

    old_skool

    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    Have you tried a American P bass Deluxe, the ones with the active electronics and the and the two J coils in the bridge?
     
  10. Spector?
     
  11. 43% burnt

    43% burnt an actor who wants to run the whole show

    May 4, 2004
    Bridgeport, CT
    Never tried a P deluxe...they look nice though.

    I'm not really a spector guy. But, I've never got too well acquainted with one.

    I'm leaning towards a Lakland...now which one? I'm diggin the skyline 4402. Or maybe saving up for a USA 4-94.
     
  12. Lakland Joe Osborn or Bob Glaub.
     
  13. 43% burnt

    43% burnt an actor who wants to run the whole show

    May 4, 2004
    Bridgeport, CT
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    How sweet would that be if it was black instead of white?
     
  14. By the way, I paid $399 USD for my US made G&L Legacy (I bought it 2 years ago). :D

    You may find a similar deal out there if you look for it.
     
  15. jorge84

    jorge84

    Aug 25, 2005
    czech rep.
    I have an 1500 and I´m quite dissatisfied.. the signal is strong so that it overdrives any preamp :(
     
  16. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Try lowering your pickups.
    I've got a Tribute L-2500,
    its backed up by Conklin GT-5 and Spector Q-5. These are the basses that actually get to leave the house.
     
  17. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    I have a G&L L200E fretless from 1981. May main gigging axe for many years. Before that I had '72 P, 72 fretless P, 73 Tele...
    Have since added a Rev 5L, Rev BH5, Jack Casady Epiphone...

    You should try something a little different like a lackland, sadowsky with big active j pups. Rev's get real close to that for being passive....
     
  18. WJF

    WJF

    Aug 1, 2005
    In addition to my early 80s L-2000, I've got a Kawai (no idea what model and it's lacking a fingerboard), a custom fretless with Moses neck, an Ibanez EX beater and a 3/4 scale Antoine Violette upright.
     
  19. loendmaestro

    loendmaestro

    Jan 15, 2004
    Vienna VA
    I just got an ASAT Bass & am in love with it...
    The other basses in my stable, who are all currently jealous of the fact that I can't seem to stop playing the ASAT are:

    1974 Rickenbacker 4001
    1978 Rickenbacker 3001
    2003 Rickenbacker 4003
    1988 Fender Jazz Bass
    2001 Gibson Thunderbird