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GAS pains!!!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by EricF, Dec 1, 2005.


  1. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    I stopped by a small local shop that I hadn't been to before, and fell in love.

    Their selection of basses was pretty small, but 4 G&L's were staring at me and screaming, "play me!". Having never played a G&L before, I picked up a nice looking 2 pup/4 string model (L-2000 Tribute, it turned out) and started playing some of my familiar riffs. Nice, but not spectacular. The feel of the neck was certainly different than my Fender J - very wide - but it felt surprisingly good. A few minutes of that, and I switched to the next one on the wall...

    ...and time stopped for a moment. Same wide neck shape as before, but the beautiful glossy tinted finish over an all maple neck just looked spectacular with the vintage white body. And it rang! Clear and loud. After just a minute of playing, the neck width difference from my usual was a non-issue. Everything just felt right.

    I'm in love with an American-made G&L L-1500!!!
     
  2. sounds like you are ready to blow some coin.Do it!
     
  3. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    Oh, man, you don't even know how tempted I was to whip out the plastic, but Christmas is coming and it would be hard to tell the wife and kids that they aren't getting squat this year because Daddy had bad GAS.
     
  4. Oxblood

    Oxblood Banned

    Apr 17, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    LMAO... they actually might get a laugh out of that if you say it exactly like that.
     
  5. de la mocha

    de la mocha

    Aug 20, 2005
    NEW JERSEY
    What does GAS mean?
     
  6. uhh...
    are you serious? or am I just not picking up on some heavy e-sarcasm?
     
  7. Gear aquirement syndrome :hyper:
     
  8. i was just about to ask the same thing
    i guess my only gas right now would be to add to my amp rig, maybe a 1x15 or a very nice 1x12 with comp. horn. and then maybe some effects
     
  9. FunkyLemz

    FunkyLemz

    Oct 17, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    Jacksonsmen, just spend some more time one the forum and your gas will seem unending.

    It's really fun to try new gear, but can be very costly. :bassist:
     
  10. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    mmm, G&L, mmm
     
  11. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    Uhhh...I'm thinking probably not.
     
  12. ArwinH

    ArwinH run rabbit run

    Dec 1, 2005
    Southern California
    Hi there, I noticed you're in pasadena, would the shop carrying the gl's happen to be Harbor music?
     
  13. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    It was Crossroads Music in Monrovia (on Myrtle Ave).
     
  14. Just do it!

    Christmas comes every year, but a bass that calls you...

    :ninja: :bag:
     
  15. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    I know, I know...

    Tell ya what. Explain to my 7-year-old that she isn't getting the new bike she really, really, really wants :bawl: AND tell my wife that all she's getting is a can opener :mad: If they give you the thumbs-up, then I'll do it.

    Besides, I just scored a Avatar 115 cab on eBay :D
     
  16. My advice, look for a shooting star, throw a coin into the well, buy your daughter's bike and your wife something nice, head to the bank, take out a loan, and come home with a nice shiny G&L. :bassist:
     
  17. Excelite

    Excelite

    Mar 18, 2005
    Near DFW, Texas
    I had a very similar encounter yesterday. I went into my local Mr. E's (I normally dont go there, it is way over-priced, they don't carry Fender products, and they don't have much bass stuff at all). As I was in there however, I noticed they did have a lot more stuff than usual, with everything marked down for Christmas.

    Anyways, for bass, I saw the usual stuff, a few Ibanez's, nothing special. But one bass caught my eye. It turned out to be a G&L L-2000. I had never seen this bass there before, so I decided to play it, as I had read this post a few days ago. Well, EricF didn't like the L-2000, but having no other G&L's there to compare it to, I loved it! It was so different from my Fender MIM 60's RI jazz, although I love that bass too. I had never played a bass with a neck that had no finish on it, which was different, yet nice. As Eric said, the neck was a little wider, but somehow it fit just right. The color was natural I believe, with maple fretboard (which I love the looks of), but I would prefer a color. The price was $680, how does that compare to the price of those basses normally? The guy said it was reduced a lot, but I know salespeople have the tendency of saying that even if its not true.

    Thanks
     

  18. New or used?
     
  19. Excelite

    Excelite

    Mar 18, 2005
    Near DFW, Texas
    Well, I realized that there are 2 different instruments, the one I played was a tribute, and I looked up prices for tributes. $680 doesn't seem too great. Hopefully I'll find a used one sometime for a good deal, because I definately am adding this bass to my GAS list :)
     
  20. Yep, used ones will show up.