NBD…I blame TalkBass for this one

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by wvbass, Jun 9, 2020.

  1. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    This bass has been on Sweetwater’s website plenty long enough for one of you to snag it. After weeks of staring at it, I decided my 50th birthday was worth TWO new basses. (I gave myself an early present a few weeks ago.) That's right - I stepped up!

    This is only the second bass I have bought in its first production year. I do have one of the first Dingwall D-Roc Standards, but I actually ordered a D-Bird. I think my new CLF Research L-2500 was made in March of this year.

    I’ve seen some people knock G&L quality with respect to newer instruments, but both my CLF Research basses are great. The only thing that surprised me a little about this L-2500 was the glossy finish on the neck. Honestly, I don’t know why I was surprised; my Wunkay has a glossy neck too. I think the CLF basses have a little smaller fingerboard radius than a regular L-2500. Other than that, they are just a better looking (at least in my opinion) version of the regular model. I’ll admit, I’m a fan of the G&L 3+2 headstock; this basses 4+1 is exactly the same size as the four string model.

    Also, the CLF headstocks are less likely to put an eye out.

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  2. StevieMac


    Mar 17, 2005
    Vancouver, BC
    Congrats and happy birthday! Enjoy!
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  3. SunByrne

    SunByrne trained monkey Supporting Member

    Aug 29, 2019
    Pearland, TX
    mmm, pretty. Love that blue color. Definitely my favorite of the choices for that model. If only the headstock matched... Still, though, sweet acquisition.

    Someday I'll have to seriously look at getting a G&L, but it'd probably have to be a Tribute, as the CLF are a bit out of my price range.

    Congrats and enjoy!
  4. Tubehed


    Oct 27, 2011
    Westminister, CA
    Oohh... That is nice! Enjoy!
  5. Thegrandwazoo

    Thegrandwazoo Supporting Member

    Sep 8, 2013
    West Virginia
    Congratulations on the new addition! I really like that blue, and yeah, the CLF headstock is the only way to fly. I'm slobbering over that L1000, too. I might have to get one of those someday soon. Yeah, that shiny finish on the neck would have to go, but that's an easy thing to overcome if it's even a concern. I know many prefer them that way.
  6. ejaggers


    Aug 18, 2009
    Fort Worth, TX
    Sweets From Sweetwater!!!
    Nice bass.....057912
  7. BassmanM


    Feb 17, 2011
    Hamburg, Germany
    Happy birthday and congratulations on those two beautiful instruments! :thumbsup::cool:
  8. comatosedragon

    comatosedragon Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 12, 2014
    Rockingham VA {616}
    Hope your furry friend is recuperating. Joint surgery?
  9. redstrand


    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
  10. jtemple


    Sep 5, 2011
    Washington, MO
    Love the color! Congrats!
  11. Kukulkan61

    Kukulkan61 Inactive

    Feb 8, 2011
    Northern Arizona
    Regret selling my 81 Wunkay:(
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  12. Kukulkan61

    Kukulkan61 Inactive

    Feb 8, 2011
    Northern Arizona
    I blame TalkBass for all of mine:woot:
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  13. Yummy Notes

    Yummy Notes

    Dec 20, 2019
    On the 1
    Way to step up. Nice basses.
  14. LoTone

    LoTone Clean as an Entwistle... Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2010
    Quebec, Canada
    Cool bass! Nice looking puppy!
  15. BurtMacklinFBI

    BurtMacklinFBI Degen from Up-Country

    Apr 3, 2018
    Very, very nice. I love that big six bolt neck joint, really meaty and substantial. Great catch!
  16. One of the nicest looking blue finishes I've seen.
    Happiest of Birthdays!
  17. dalkowski

    dalkowski It's "rout," not "route." Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Massachusetts USofA
    Regret not buying one of the first when I had the chance in '80. :rollno:

    Loving that no-nonsense all-natural wunkay -- it just says "let's get to work." HBD!
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  18. Holdsg

    Holdsg Father of Pugs Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    two basses for your birthday, I don't see the problem here.
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  19. skycruiser


    Jan 15, 2019
    Never played or even seen a G&L bass in person but they make great looking instruments. If I ever get around to picking up a 2nd electric bass I will have to seriously look at these. Enjoy the new bass!
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