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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rafterman, Oct 3, 2001.
all you G&L owners....
post a pic of your bass and your reason for choosing your G&L
You should have an "other choice" for owners of El Toros and Interceptors.
And the L-5500, and the Climax.
I think Climax owners can just vote L-1500,
not my #1 ax , but I sure love it!
Fretless L2000. I have 2 Stingrays, a Fender 75 RI Jazz and 79 P. Wanted to add to my Leo arsenal. I play the G&L just as much as the others. Very happy with the L2000. No pics yet.
Just have one crappy pic of my ash L-2000 for now. I think there are some pics in my camera waiting to be developed, I'm such a slacker with the visual type stuff.
The alder is a cobalt blue, I'll post a pic in here when I can.
EDIT - Forgot to say 'why'. I like 'em for the sound, and I think they have a unique character too.
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1984 L-2000. Electronics aren't working 100%. Out of all the basses I own, I own this one the longest. Since 1993.
L-2500 Amberburst finish, ample/maple, 3+2 headstock. Sorry, no pic yet.
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L-2500 in blue burst
L-5500 in trans green.
I also had an L-2000 in the same color (no pic).
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ASAT in pearl white, matching headstock, ebony fretboard.
I'm a proud owner of a L 2000!
I originally was thinking of getting the Fender Marcus Miller Sig series, but after narrowing it down to G&L and Marcus's in Bass northwest with the help of Chad......I decided to go with G&L. It's just my personal preference.....Mine comes with Alder body, and maple neck(basic). Mine also comes with the wide neck(not the Jazz bass neck). The feel, action and everything was just perfect for me..... The alder and maple wood combination just makes it a great tone....mellow, yet punchy.
Well, I was going to post a pic, but Photopoint decided to DELETE MY ENTIRE ALBUM, even after paying for the annual fee....
You forgot the L-1000, which is my main bass.
...OK, let's try it now.
Late 82/early 83 L2000 series E. Sorry for the crappy pic, but I don't have a camera, this is from the seller. Has been upgraded with U-Retro preamp. Absolute bloody monster.
a shop near where i lve, italy has got a beautiful ASAT in sunburst. i have tried the bass and i like it. the price is the corrispective of 1200 us$. the strange thing is that this bass has no MADE IN USA writings on it. this made dubious infact i know that there is a japanese G&L serie called "tribute". i'm not able to find good pics of G&L headstock to make a comparison with the headstock of the bass i have tried. the G&L logo id in silver and under the logo there is a motto: guitars by leo. no made in usa on the back of the bass. this not because i want only nade in usa basses, but to justify the price. thanks to eveyone that could help me!!
Hmm, that's strange barroso. Every G&L bass I have seen up close says 'Made in USA' right on the front of the headstock. The fact that this is absent on the ASAT you describe would make me question the origin of the bass as well.
I have heard about the 'Tribute' basses you mentioned as well, a Japanese G&L I believe. Maybe this could be one of those?
Wow that looks ALOT like my PRS.
The Tribute series is made in Japan. I think G&L has endorsed these, and are supplying some of the hardware. They were originally started when one of G&L's largest Asian distributors wanted to find a less expensive means of delivering a quality instrument. I haven't seen one, but have heard a couple of reports that while they are not the handmade gems of the USA, they are well-made.
Good sounding and playing bass, and for a demo instrument sold in Europe the price could be correct.
Besides I wouldn't trust too much on that dealer, but I think that Asat is made in USA.
Check this headstock:
http://www.bassnw.com/G&L Special Sale Basses/gl_asat_33877_gmf_rw_4_st.htm
I needed a 5 string bass for a band I was in. I bought a Fender US Jazz deluxe and I hated it, got rid of it and bought a G&L 2500 on a whim.
It played better and had a better sound, so I kept it. I really dig the passive wiring (I never use the preamp and in fact don't even keep a battery in the bass) for all the tonal options it gives.
Here's my 1980(?) L2000E. It looks much better in this picture than IRL
very very very NICE!!!
I wanted a Jazz-type unlined fretless.