WOW GAS attack (G&L rustic)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by decentbassbreh, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. Gilmourisgod


    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    Relic or new, the L2k is a superb bass in every respect, great bottom end and big range of usable tones. About all I can say on the con side is they are not a lightweight bass, but no heavier than most Fenders. You can't go wrong with an L2k IMHO.
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  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Nice bass, I'll take mine without the rust and ick, though! :)
  3. Would have been cool if the bridge had the black "hammered" finish to it and red swithes to accompany the relic job. Still looks nice and natural tho.
  4. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    My 83 L2000 is gettin a little grody
  5. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I really love reliced basses but this bass is not properly reliced in my opinion they did a great job on the bridge? and knobs but the tuners look almost new compared to the bridge and the body looks like somebody just bumped it a few times there is little to zero wear in the typical areas? that being said I would still buy it and then take it to someone to finish the relic job.
  6. RawOrange

    RawOrange Not really an orange Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2009
    Southeast Wisconsin
    Better yet, get one that is au naturel!

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  7. haystack55

    haystack55 Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2011
    Houston, TX
    holy crap. GIMME.
  8. NKBassman

    NKBassman Lvl 10 Nerd Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2009
    Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    Pretty subtle relicing job, which is refreshing to see.
  9. St. Louis Scot

    St. Louis Scot

    Sep 16, 2013
    Austin, Tx
    A well done review and demo by Ed Friedland.

  10. I am Soma

    I am Soma

    Jan 2, 2013
    i actually like that its not over the top. i still prefer to put my own marks on it through playing but have no problem with people buying them
  11. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Springtown, Texas
    love me some G&L basses.
    Reliced = I don't take care of my stuff very well.
    I prefer spotless shiney. But that's just me.
  12. NightCat


    Apr 4, 2013
    I wish they would offer the Rustic finish on all there instruments as an option.
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2015
  13. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    I have to agree. Most relics I've seen are WAY too far over the top. The subtle ones that focus more on the aging of the finish and hardware as opposed to the blemishes seem much more realistic.
  14. NightCat


    Apr 4, 2013
    Does anyone know the street price of the L-2000 Rustic?
  15. Gilmourisgod


    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    I have the all-black version of this bass with the original headstock design. A tank and incredibly versatile. What year is yours? Bought mine in 1982 or 83 (can't remember, in college at the time, and heavily medicated).
  16. NightCat


    Apr 4, 2013
    Finally found one for sale: L-2000 Rustic $2,300
    That's ahhh.... more than I was expecting. Would have guessed more like $1,800
  17. RawOrange

    RawOrange Not really an orange Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2009
    Southeast Wisconsin
    It is an '82. Interesting combo of hardware: original headstock, back cavity cover and bridge, rosewood fretboard, skunk stripe neck, mahogany body.
  18. gjohnson441496


    Dec 14, 2014