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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Glennbassmann, Aug 12, 2022.
I had one for a while back in 1986. They are great basses.
L-1000s (or Wunkays as they're often called) are excellent basses.
A ton of flexibility from it's single pickup, and had a certain "authority" to it.
I got my first one over 11 years ago.
Got a second one when there was a special run about 8 years ago.
I dig it. The finish checking looks like flame.
Super cool, congrats.
I'm not usually one for finish checking, but that thing looks awesome!
I had been eyeing that one for awhile. Glad you got it!!
although it still appears to be listed on reverb at the time of my reply.
my local shop has a nice one and it takes a lot of will power to not walk out the door with it. nice NBD.
I am not hip to the G&L L-1000.
Why do they call them Wunkays?
Cool enough looking if it were brand-new, but that checking makes it flat-out gorgeous!
Say "1K" out loud.
I never liked the sound of G&L basses played in the shop, but I always admired them for their feature set. Definitely thinking outside of the box for tonal versatility without compromising usability. It's strange, because I've always loved G&L guitars, and my only electric is a G&L.
AAAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGHH!!! STOP IT!!! I've been "himmmin, and hawwwwin", about this '82, L-1000. I'm a sucker for green basses. The owner wants to trade me for a HIGHWAY ONE Stratocaster, HSS, that was GIVEN to me. It's "checked" like yours. Sounds/plays great. But... I'm really looking for an L-1500...
Thanks for helping me lose sleep...
Gorgeous instrument that's ageing beautifully, I too believe he left the best for last. Congratulations.
Welcome to the World of Wunkay! I have the newer CLF Research reissue model and it’s such a fantastic and unique instrument. The “Super P Bass”! The MFD pickup is as powerful as an active instrument and the versatility of tonal options on a 1 pickup PASSIVE bass is cray cray
I like it. Something in between a P and a MM.
Extremely hard to find in Europe alas …
I had an early Wunkay in mahogany with an ebony fingerboard and also the second version with the point headstock in ash with a rosewood fingerboard. Both sounded great, especially the OMG mode, but the ash version was considerably lighter so it got more play time.
I wound up trading the ash one towards an L2K but that one never really worked out for me. The ash one is one of the very few basses I wish I still had.
I've long since settled on shortscale basses and I've been thinking of getting a Tribute Fallout.
That thing looks cool, but it was overpriced. Non-original pickup and non-original hardshell case on that bass. I have bought 100 percent original ones in rarer colors and in better condition for less, this year.