NBD..Leo's last genius design..I couldn't let this one go..bucket list bass.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Glennbassmann, Aug 12, 2022.

  1. Glennbassmann


    Nov 6, 2019
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  2. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I had one for a while back in 1986. They are great basses.
  3. dedpool1052


    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    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.
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  4. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    I dig it. The finish checking looks like flame.
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  5. StevieMac


    Mar 17, 2005
    Vancouver, BC
    Super cool, congrats.
  6. Jefus

    Jefus Does this amp make my bass sound fat? Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2008
    I'm not usually one for finish checking, but that thing looks awesome!
  7. Lammchop93

    Lammchop93 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    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.
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  8. IPA

    IPA Supporting Member

    May 5, 2010
    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.
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  9. I am not hip to the G&L L-1000.
    Why do they call them Wunkays?
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  10. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    Cool enough looking if it were brand-new, but that checking makes it flat-out gorgeous!
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  11. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    Say "1K" out loud. ;)
  12. :thumbsup:
  13. jdjk7

    jdjk7 Supporting Member

    May 12, 2016
    Bloomington, IN, USA
    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.
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  14. Marc DLarosa

    Marc DLarosa Supporting Member

    May 29, 2017
    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... :roflmao:
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  15. Rogulus


    Sep 26, 2018
    Gorgeous instrument that's ageing beautifully, I too believe he left the best for last. Congratulations.
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  16. halcyo


    Sep 19, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    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

    MYLOWFREQ Supporting Member

    May 13, 2011
    I like it. Something in between a P and a MM.
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  18. Extremely hard to find in Europe alas …
  19. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    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.
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2022
  20. 2F/2F


    May 26, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    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.