The elusive vintage G&L L2000 Series E! Super cool, hard to find early G&L L2000 Series E with "slot pole" pickups, beautifully book-matched poplar body, and ebony neck. "Slot pole" pickups mean they adjust with a straight blade screwdriver: look at the pole pieces! A side benefit to this is the slot actually effects the magentic field, and they sound brighter with the slots perpendicular to the strings (as opppsed to horizontal to them). Try it when you buy it! It's fun! The E-Series designation comes from back in the day when G&L (allegedly, never seen one) built these in a purely passive version as well, "E" standing for electronic preamp. This bass really represents the last and best step of Leo Fender's awesome bass legacy. Typical G&L control layout of pickup selector, coil tap , preamp select (passive, active, active with treble boost), and vol, treble cut and bass cut. The E-series have a very cool difference from current production L2000's in that the coil tap has, dual coil, and single coil with bass boost instead of dual coil series, and dual coil parallel. This lets you get much closer to "standard J and P" tones. You can dial this in (or out) further by adjusting either the pickup body, or pole pieces in the single coil side: sweet. Furthermore, you can adjust the single coil slot poles "brighter," and the dual coil slot poles "darker" for a wider variance of tones...cool. If you've never played a G&L L2000 before, I recommend starting in passive mode only. There's tonnes of great tones in there; and the G&L L2000 is one of the only basses I ever really use treble or bass cut on. Once you've mastered all there is in passive mode in the several pickup and coil tap positions, then add the preamp for even more cool sonic goodness! The maple neck is a gem, 1 3/4" nut width, but nice and shallow: my fave G&L neck of all time. She weighs 9.4 lbs on my semi-pseudo-accurate digital fish scale. Note: this bass is a re-fin. It's been stripped and sprayed with something that's semi-soft and scratchable by belt buckles and keys. This did not bother me as I bought this one so my dead mint 1981 could stay at home or in the studio. No worries bumping this one around in clubland. I could strip it and refinish it "proper..." and spend $2-300 doing it...which would add $2-300 to the price... If it really bothers you, you can re-finish it the color of your choice when you get it. Pick your own color on a 27 year old vintage G&L: sweet! I personally think it's a great looking piece of wood, dig the mojo, and like not having to care if I bump it a bit...which isn't to say that I do, I just don't worry about it like I do with something else. Comes in a decent Carvin gig bag. $599 + shipping! Payment by paypal e-check preffered. pcs!