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USA G&L L1000 - Unique / Unusual / Curiosity


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#1 bagsieblue

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 09:45 PM

Price or Trade Value : £899

For sale only, no trades please is my Unusual USA G&L L1000.

Regarded by many as Leo's best bass.

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The previous owner advised me that he believed this to be a custom / special order G&L.

Curiously this has the headstock normally found on the SB 2 - The decal does have a just about visible outline - possible overlaid - around it, so possibly a rebadged SB 2 Neck? Please see photos.



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I have also shown photos of neck heel / pocket in the photographs below.

I can't see a serial number in any of the usual G&L places.

The micro tilt mechanism appears to be over a partial date stamp, as can be seen on the photographs below.

Very good overal condition given the age, say 8.5/10 - a few dings, scrapes here and there, some of the finish has chipped away near the neck pocket - I have shown this in the photographs.

Plenty of life in the frets.
There are hairline scuffs on the fretboard, the sort you get from cleaning / polishing too much from the looks of them.

Again, I have tried to show this in the photographs.

Passive electronics ,series/parallel switch.
More tonal options than a Precision.
Passive but powerful MFD pickup in the Precision spot.
The pickup is a monster with three settings to give a variety of tones.
The three way switch is parallel, single coil and series with bass boost for the single MFD humbucker.

I'm in Chorley ,Lancashire.



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:33 AM

Very nice indeed. What is the weight please and the nut width? Does the finish have a slightly metallic sheen, hard to tell from the pics.
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:09 AM

Aw man. I really REALLY want one of these :( my fav G&L
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 02:26 PM

View Postikay, on 19 May 2017 - 08:33 AM, said:

Very nice indeed. What is the weight please and the nut width? Does the finish have a slightly metallic sheen, hard to tell from the pics.

Weight is 4.4kg.

Nut is 38mm:

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On the finish, Yes -I described it as a sparky colour above - a subtle metallic flake, sheen. Difficult to describe and photograph.

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 03:00 PM

Thanks for info. It does look like an SB-2 neck then. I found a 2010 thread on bassesbyleo.com about what I think must be this same bass (I don't think there are too many like this around!) which also mentions a 1992 date in the pickup cavity.
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:53 PM

Beautiful bass mate, very tempting

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:04 PM

lovely, it should be pre-late-1985 since they started routing the control cavity from the back then, thus by metall plate under the pots and switches.
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:56 PM

Nice bass

Is there a photo of the neckplate?

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:27 PM

View Postgareth, on 19 May 2017 - 07:56 PM, said:

Nice bass

Is there a photo of the neckplate?

Yes, on the link to the 24 photos on the original post.
Attached here for easy reference.

Edited by bagsieblue, 19 May 2017 - 09:29 PM.


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 08:24 AM

View Postbagsieblue, on 19 May 2017 - 09:27 PM, said:



Yes, on the link to the 24 photos on the original post.
Attached here for easy reference.
thanks


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 07:24 AM

View Postbagsieblue, on 20 May 2017 - 09:01 AM, said:

Yep - full neck plate here:
As a non G&L expert can I ask the significance of the neck plate?



G&L changed the 3 bolt neck plate for 6 bolt around end of 90'..
Morover serial numbers appears on neck plate so i guess here are the reason of the question.

Edited by gargouill, 21 June 2017 - 07:30 AM.






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