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Some questions about G&L L-2000

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ComputerPhantom, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. ComputerPhantom


    Nov 20, 2005
    Hi, I m a new user from Brazil. I m thinking about buy a Rickenbacker 4003 or a G&L L-2000. The Rickenbacker is an exelent Bass, but what about the G&L2000? I ve heard some problems problems in L-2000 such as the shielding, the access to replace the batery and warp in the neck. Someone won the L-2000 or have used it? What do you think about? Thanks
  2. ComputerPhantom


    Nov 20, 2005
  3. Sheilding, some may need to be sheided...

    Access to battery? A screwdriver is not that big of a deal, plus it can be run with a dead battery in passive.

    Warp in the neck? Never seen/heard of one.
  4. tubster


    Feb 5, 2003
    Southwest Spain

    I have had 5 different L-2000's and still have one in natural with a jazz neck and ebony board as my main bass. My basses have been from 1982 to 2004.....

    Shielding has been a problem on ONLY one of the 90's basses and it was quickly cured/repaired

    All necks have been 100% stable - much more so than my Fenders (had 3 Fender jazz necks with problems)

    G&L's are all very well made with great finishes

    I have owned only 2 Rickenbackers and enjoyed them BUT for me they do not have the versatility of a G&L L-2000. The G&L has a phenomenal range of sounds.

    I would suggest a visit to the Dudepit G&l thread (moderator -hope this is OK) at http://www.vintagebass.com/thedudepit/forumdisplay.php?f=45 where you will get all your questions answered expertly.

    G&L is a very fine product and the L-2000 is a wonderful bass but it is a very different animal than a Rick.

    Good shopping. All the best
  5. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    I have a 1981 L2000E fretless that I bought new way back then. I've never had an issue with it. It's an awesome player, great in your hands, with a wide palette of great tones. I recently bought a 2000-ish L2500 "Tribute" series (non-usa made) G&L, and it's very nice as well. I got it used on ebay for $299 to my door, a great bargain. I find it every bit as nice as the American made G&L asfter I spent some time on setup. I know of no neck issues with G&L, buy with confidence.
  6. No problems with my 98 L-2000.

  7. ComputerPhantom


    Nov 20, 2005
    Thanks. And what about the finish, the builty? \,,/
  8. Finish on all mine is awesome. They are built to last a long time!

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Staff Member Supporting Member

    G&L has some Beautiful Finishes!
  10. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    yup, G&L. its great. sounds as good as a rick but with more options.
  11. 43% burnt

    43% burnt an actor who wants to run the whole show

    May 4, 2004
    Bridgeport, CT
    My 1983 L2000 is sweet...absolutely no problems. I love it. Without a doubt one of the most versatile, well built basses I've ever played.

    I also want a 4003, but out of the ones i've tried I like the way my L2000 plays better.
  12. ComputerPhantom


    Nov 20, 2005
    How many pieces of wood the body is made? It s a high end bass? Thanks :bassist:
  13. Of course it's a high-end bass, my friend...