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I got a G&L L-5000 on this fine fine evening... *PICS*

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mike Money, Oct 19, 2004.


  1. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
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    I love my dad. I'm a spoiled brat... But hey, I needed a 5 for school... so I'm only half a brat.

    It was made between 1989-1991... And is one of only 50 in its color (Not #1, just one of them)

    It has an amazing B-string... The spacing is quite tight, great for fast runs. It has the punchiest 5 i've ever played.

    Guitar Center had it marked at $499... But my buddy Dustin works there... He is the same guy that sold me a peavey G-bass for $428 and lost Stockdale Music about $120...

    Out the door, with the original case, $429

    I feel loved... and I feel bad at the same time. As a player, I don't justify anything past my squier P bass... so now I have a lot of motivation to improve as a musician so that I can play stuff for my dad that will let him know that he doesnt get me what he gets me just so I can look cool.

    I will be practicing like crazy on this thing. I will be practicing like crazy on all my other basses... I'm gonna be a bass playing machine.

    Anyways.... pics.
     
  2. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
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    Couple mo...
     
  3. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    That is too cool at that price! I think that any five string with a P styled pickup is neat.
     
  4. Sonorous

    Sonorous

    Oct 1, 2003
    Denton, TX
    Wow man, now that is cool.
     
  5. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
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    Serial #

    B022392

    if that helps.
     
  6. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Good one Dr Money
     
  7. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
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    Damnit mark, that aint me.
     
  8. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    I know, but it sure does look a lot like you, and its kinda how I imagine you would pose in front of the mirror! :D

    Perhaps I could Pshop the G&L in place of the Thumb!
     
  9. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
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    I am far to sexy to ever look into a mirror. My hotness would immediately melt it into molten.... mirror.
     
  10. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    OK, OK. But now you have to behave yourself for at least six months, or that bass is going back.
     
  11. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
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    Screw you dad. *Smokes cigarette...(
     
  12. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Nice score!
     
  13. You were saying...?

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  14. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    nice bass !
    love that color { seafoam ?} ... very nice !
    i don't think i've ever heard of an L-5000 before ...
    got any clear pictures of that headstock ?? :cool:
     
  15. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    The way the 2 pickup halves are connected makes it look odd :eyebrow:
     
  16. Well you're in a good spot, you have a bass that is too much for you (just like me). Now you have to get better and do it justice. For me that kind of thing is really motivatial. Great color btw :bassist:
     
  17. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
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    Note how the mirror appears to be dirty.. That is the beginning phases of the melt down. And you can clearly see the lasers in my eye beginning to charge.
     
  18. Be careful with that puppy ! Only 400 of those were made. It's a rarebird !
     
  19. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
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    Way ahead of you... signed up 10 minutes ago... waiting for the confirmation email...

    Is there anywhere on the bass that would tell me the #l-5000 it is? or can i derive all that from the serial number?