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Posted 30 September 2016 - 09:02 PM

View PoststingrayPete1977, on 24 September 2016 - 06:16 PM, said:

I see Trevor Barry from the Strictly band is an ASAT player.

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 09:17 PM

View PoststingrayPete1977, on 30 September 2016 - 08:59 PM, said:

Cracking, I like the earlier ones without the eye gouger too although it does look ok with the 5 string layout. I do wonder why he went three bolt though it was never great all THREE times he tried it!

Hi pete yea bit of a strange one that,
just wondering if he change to 4 bolt while he was still working there ?
i have an 81 an 83 and an 87 all with 3 bolt necks
i think he died in 91,
so prob stayed with that design till the end

Funny enough non of them have that nasty dead spot about C# , D, on the Gstring
all 3 are clear as a bell there with long sustain, ,,,,,
mmmmmmmm, maybe something there.... mmmmmmmm

edit... just checked he died March 21, 1991...
So..... who has a 1991 G&L ???
might be worth checking the date it was made :)

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 09:47 PM

View PostWalMan, on 30 September 2016 - 08:50 PM, said:

Was in a guitar shop in Ayr that had an M & an L series Tribute in and tried the M, which was fine but despite what others say about the Tribs being as good as the US ones I still prefer my US

How long ago was this? Also which guitar shop? I'm in the market for a 5 string G&L and would be great to try one before hand! Didn't think many places in Scotland would carry G&L
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Posted 30 September 2016 - 10:27 PM

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How long ago was this? Also which guitar shop? I'm in the market for a 5 string G&L and would be great to try one before hand! Didn't think many places in Scotland would carry G&L

Wal not for sale in the window? Sounds like Ayr Guitar to me.

Kenny's in Glasgow has been known to have Tributes (I got my Tribute SB-2 there).

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 08:28 AM

View PostBassApprentice, on 30 September 2016 - 09:47 PM, said:

How long ago was this? Also which guitar shop? I'm in the market for a 5 string G&L and would be great to try one before hand! Didn't think many places in Scotland would carry G&L

View Postneepheid, on 30 September 2016 - 10:27 PM, said:

Wal not for sale in the window? Sounds like Ayr Guitar to me.

Kenny's in Glasgow has been known to have Tributes (I got my Tribute SB-2 there).
It was indeed Ayr Guitar, and the weekend before last. Had an M an L series Tribute in...and the Wal :gas:
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Posted 01 October 2016 - 10:22 AM

View PostWalMan, on 30 September 2016 - 08:50 PM, said:

I have fretted and fretless US L2500's that I use for most gigs. Great sounding solid punchy basses and I love them almost as much as my Wal.

hi wal man, yep, i have said it before that my L2000 is the closest thing i can get to my wal in terms of power, it has not got the range but all main freq that i use on the wal is about there on the G&L and its as punchy and tight sounding, my wal is heavy and i like heavy basses, my red 83 L2000 is swamp ash and that weighs a ton but sounds the mutz nutz and a joy to play.



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Posted 01 October 2016 - 11:57 AM

There's a L2000 lefty on eBay that I'm watching, looks lovely.

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 03:43 PM

View Postrogerstodge, on 01 October 2016 - 11:57 AM, said:

There's a L2000 lefty on eBay that I'm watching, looks lovely.
Yes that does look really nice. Lovely grain

Note: I still have a couple of mine on sale on here at the moment. I am not sure how much longer though as I have been enjoying playing them this afternoon. I have been comparing them all. Of course it ends up that they are all different but good :) The L2000 is a cracker though, such an easy bass the play and it sounds great. I'm now thinking I should keep my L1505 as if I go any lower it will be down to the price of a Tribute.
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Posted 01 October 2016 - 04:08 PM

View PostPinball, on 01 October 2016 - 03:43 PM, said:


Yes that does look really nice. Lovely grain

Note: I still have a couple of mine on sale on here at the moment. I am not sure how much longer though as I have been enjoying playing them this afternoon. I have been comparing them all. Of course it ends up that they are all different but good :) The L2000 is a cracker though, such an easy bass the play and it sounds great. I'm now thinking I should keep my L1505 as if I go any lower it will be down to the price of a Tribute.
So I wouldn't regret it if I bought it, it's too far away to go and try it out

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 05:31 PM

View Postrogerstodge, on 01 October 2016 - 04:08 PM, said:

So I wouldn't regret it if I bought it, it's too far away to go and try it out
Nope you wouldn't it's lovely. The reason for selling is that I play 5 strings so don't play it other than at home, I could do with some dosh,
I am so impressed I would like a L2500.
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Posted 02 October 2016 - 03:28 PM

View PostPinball, on 01 October 2016 - 05:31 PM, said:


Nope you wouldn't it's lovely. The reason for selling is that I play 5 strings so don't play it other than at home, I could do with some dosh,
I am so impressed I would like a L2500.

Cheers pinball, spose I'll have to buy it now, man have you got me in trouble.

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 03:57 PM

View Postrogerstodge, on 02 October 2016 - 03:28 PM, said:

Cheers pinball, spose I'll have to buy it now, man have you got me in trouble.
Good timing as the price just dropped. If you pm me I'll put it on hold we can discuss details

Anyway she will never notice if you put it in a dark corner
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Posted 02 October 2016 - 07:52 PM

View PostPinball, on 02 October 2016 - 03:57 PM, said:


Good timing as the price just dropped. If you pm me I'll put it on hold we can discuss details

Anyway she will never notice if you put it in a dark corner
i think we have a cross wire here pinball? I've been watching a Left hand one on eBay ??

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 07:55 PM

View Postrogerstodge, on 02 October 2016 - 07:52 PM, said:

i think we have a cross wire here pinball? I've been watching a Left hand one on eBay ??
Aah yes, I think that's cracking and a good price.
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Posted 02 October 2016 - 08:01 PM

View PostPinball, on 02 October 2016 - 07:55 PM, said:


Aah yes, I think that's cracking and a good price.
I've just been looking at your black one, it's a Beauty

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 01:37 PM

View Postrogerstodge, on 02 October 2016 - 08:01 PM, said:

I've just been looking at your black one, it's a Beauty

Thanks roger, :i-m_so_happy:
it has a sound all of its own, the slap sound is really honkey, i have not heard anything quite like it, will have to do a youtube vid to show that off sometime.
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Was just looking at fine young cannibals live, what a great bass player David Steele is,
low and behold seems a long time G&L L2000E user,
https://www.youtube....h?v=14SCa31I_Xk
https://www.youtube....h?v=Q2aha4uEpEQ

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