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SOLD Trade Only: G&L L2500 U.S.A. *Like New* Blue Burst with Binding

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Greg_S, Dec 12, 2013.

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  1. Greg_S

    Greg_S Supporting Member


    Anyone want this? I'd love to trade it for something a bit lighter. I got it a couple of months ago. Never been gigged. Smoke free house. Literally like brand new. Plastic still on the back cover. Trade value is ~$1100-$1200.

    What I'm interested in is:
    A 4 or 5 string bass - preferably boutique or uncommon; i.e. I'm not a Fender guy. Something vintage would be interesting, in particular a semi hollow (THIN) bass, and lastly it must be fretted. +/- cash for the right bass. Let's see what you got!









    Here are the details:
    The bass is in "like new" condition, with no signs of having been played. The bass is made in the USA - it is NOT the Tribute model which is made out of this country. The US model has a significant difference in quality and cost.

    100% stock with a trans-blue finish, Ash body, 5 string C shaped hard rock maple neck with a 12" radius fingerboard and medium jumbo frets. This bass also has the optional upgrade of a natural wood cream colored binding on the body, which makes it a very classy looking bass!

    Scale length is 34", The nut measurement is 1 5/8" and the string spacing is 17mm at the bridge.

    Bass is equipped with G&L MFD L series hum bucking pickups, and triton active/passive tone controls. Weight is 9 pounds, 7.8 ounces on my digital scale.

    I do not believe it has the K switch.

    Original plush interior, Tolex exterior case is included.

    From G&L:
    G&L basses sound better because of Leo Fender's inovative bridge design and superb electonics. And, this extraordinary L2500 is certainly no exception. Not only is it one of the most beautiful five string basses you will find, but it plays like butter and kicks thunder like an ox. The combination of G&L's patented Saddle-Lock bridge and their quality Magnetic Field Design humbucking pickups produce fat, solid tones that are versatile enough to hang with vintage and modern sounds.

    No doubt, this bass wants to burst out!
  2. Arch58

    Arch58 Supporting Member

    Dec 18, 2009
    Hudson Valley, NY
  3. sleeplessknight

    sleeplessknight Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2002

    edit: derp, I'm an idiot who can't read :p
  4. chadhargis

    chadhargis Jack of all grooves, master of none Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    Very, very, very sweet bass.

    I had the same bass and was forced to sell it due to financial reasons. Wish I still had it. Loved it.

    You don't want an Thunderchief do ya?
  5. Greg_S

    Greg_S Supporting Member

    All PMs have been answered. Offers haven't hit the mark yet. Waiting to see what else is out there.

    SleeplessKnight - as state in the OP, the weight is 9.8lbs. I'm looking for something much lighter.

    Semi-hollows seem to be blowing my skirt up lately, especially vintage basses.
  6. chcesiezalogowa


    Aug 21, 2013
    would you be willing to let it go for 900$?
  7. Greg_S

    Greg_S Supporting Member

    No, sorry. Don't need to sell it.

  8. dennisv


    Jan 19, 2003
    Pomona, CA
    Hi, any interest in trading for a Stambaugh fretless 4? Thanks
  9. Greg_S

    Greg_S Supporting Member

    Thanks for your offer of the Thunderchief, but I'll pass. I'm more interested in semi-hollow basses as they're thinner. But thanks for your interest!

  10. Greg_S

    Greg_S Supporting Member

    Dennis, I'm not much of a fretless player, so I'll say no on the Stanbaugh. Great looking bass though!
  11. Rudi van Disar

    Rudi van Disar Supporting Member

    May 11, 2013
  12. Greg_S

    Greg_S Supporting Member

    All PMs answered. Am zeroing in on a trade, so if you're at all interested and have a cool bass that you'd like to trade, I'm still open . . . . but not for long!
  13. I have the exact same bass, same color/binding, exact.

    It is a bit heavy, but it weighs no more than a classic stingray 4 string.

    Have you considered buying a wide padded strap? it really helps distribute the weight. Then you could keep the bass that is, IMO, the most versatile axe on the market.
  14. Greg_S

    Greg_S Supporting Member

    I use 3" wide straps now for all my basses. This is the heaviest bass in my collection. It doesn't give me something more than what I already have. It was simply an impulse buy, and I just don't need it.

    The trade I was working on got cold feet today, so she's back on the market. If somebody will pay me $1100 for it, I'll pay to ship it, but would still prefer a trade. I'm looking for the unique, cool and unusual.
  15. Rick48195

    Rick48195 Rick48195, Play it like you stole it!!!

    Mar 19, 2012
    Southgate, MI
    I happen to have a few basses I may consider trading a red Gibson SG shortscale with glossy finish, a 2006 black American Jazz Deluxe, also a Carvin LB70 all black, all three American made and are flawless beauties no scratches dings or dents
  16. bassfart


    May 5, 2008
  17. Greg_S

    Greg_S Supporting Member

    Thanks for the offer, but none of those interest me.
  18. what about a 4 string G&L?
  19. Greg_S

    Greg_S Supporting Member

    Thanks James, but I'll pass.

    What I'm interested in is:
    A 4 or 5 string bass - preferably boutique or uncommon; i.e. I'm not a Fender guy. Something vintage would be interesting, in particular a semi hollow (THIN) bass, and lastly it must be fretted. +/- cash for the right bass.
  20. Ok no problem. Thanks for the reply

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