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Help a Lefty out!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by amos, Jan 10, 2004.


  1. amos

    amos

    Oct 23, 2003
    SE Portland Oregon
    Hello I am unfortunate left-handed bassist.
    I currently own a '61 lefty Fender mustang. It's a cool bass very light and short scale, but I just upgraded my rig and I need something that has a better signal/newer tone to compliment my new rig.

    can anyone recommend a lightweight left-handed bass in the 1000-2000 range?

    all help very much appreciated

    Amos
     
  2. amos

    amos

    Oct 23, 2003
    SE Portland Oregon
    I am definitely going to have guitar center order a lefty american deluxe zone fender zone bass to play.

    any other ideas appreciated
     
  3. phxlbrmpf

    phxlbrmpf

    Dec 27, 2002
    Germany
    How about a Music Man Sterling? They've been making lefty Sterlings for a while now.
     
  4. Assumer

    Assumer

    Mar 26, 2003
    Arkansas
    I second the sterling. I play lefty and have one. I love it.
     
  5. Scott D

    Scott D

    Apr 21, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    For 2000 you might be able to get a Custom lefty, but Carvin does lefty's for no charge.
     
  6. tuBass

    tuBass

    Dec 14, 2002
    Mesquite, Texas
    If it doesn't have to be a short scale, I would second the Music man Idea. Bass central has a very large selection of left handed stingrays.

    Have you checked out southpaw guitars? THey have a great selection.


    souhpaw guitars
     
  7. JPJ

    JPJ

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Amos,
    I have a handful of recommendations for you...check your PMs for my thoughts on your question.
     
  8. amos

    amos

    Oct 23, 2003
    SE Portland Oregon
    definitely does not have to be short-scale, but light-weight is a plus.

    JPJ I didn't get a PM from you.

    Carvin and musicman are basses i've been looking at.

    thanks for all the suggestions.
     
  9. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    My Gawd, lefty basses just feel so strange to me! BTW, I'm a lefty also! ;) Outside of eating, writing, and cooking, I do everything else right handed. BTW, go for a lefty Jazz or Sterling.
     
  10. JPJ

    JPJ

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Amos-check one more time. It should be there now. If not, let me know. :)
     
  11. amos

    amos

    Oct 23, 2003
    SE Portland Oregon
    thanks jpj, I got your PM and replied to it. tell me what you think
     
  12. gweimer

    gweimer

    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    I know of an early G&L L-1000 that's for sale at a shop in Franklin, OH, if you're interested.

    You can also contact Goodman Guitars in Chillicothe, OH. They specialize in lefty axes.
     
  13. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Check out Southpaw Guitars in Texas.
     
  14. amos

    amos

    Oct 23, 2003
    SE Portland Oregon
    is the G&L L-1000 particularly lightweight?

    thanks.
    ~david
     
  15. amos

    amos

    Oct 23, 2003
    SE Portland Oregon
    I'm going to try an L-2000. If I like it I'm goign to order a custom one.
     
  16. Stephen Soto

    Stephen Soto

    Oct 12, 2003
    a warwick corvette standard ;).
     
  17. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    I wouldn't associate G&Ls with light weight. Every one I have ever played, including the L2500 that I owned for a while, was moderate to heavy.

    My ash 2500 was easily heavier than a Les Paul.
     
  18. I don't feel that L-2000s are all that heavy as long as you have a good strap. But it's true that the G&Ls definitely shouldn't be associated with lightweight (especially the early ones made with mahogany that are around 12-13 lbs!). Most people play the swamp ash G&Ls, which I think aren't that much heavier than other ash basses. You can also get an L-2000 in alder. Those are fairly lightweight.
     
  19. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    warwick and carvin do not charge extra for lefties.

    www.southpaw.net

    for the best service, get in touch with Gard (tb'er as well) at www.basscentral.com - they have a nice lefty selection (better than southpaw)

    welcome, fellow lefty!
     
  20. amos

    amos

    Oct 23, 2003
    SE Portland Oregon
    I actually picked up a heavy bass and it's not the weight I really care about, it's more the neck size (small hands). I think the L-2000 is going to be cool, I'm going to try one out soon.