Take Two.

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Take Two.

Postby Mr. Mom » Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:07 pm

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Re: Take Two.

Postby bdgotoh » Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:12 pm

The second one is very nice as well. I hope the neck behaves.
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Re: Take Two.

Postby Mr. Mom » Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:23 pm

Behaving. Bought new locally. Test driven at the store. Sounds stupid good. Better than the last one especially in parallel.

Overall tone is more focused. Neck is waaayyyyy better!
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Re: Take Two.

Postby Ken Baker » Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:45 pm

Bruce - congrats! Keep us posted.

bdgotoh wrote:The second one is very nice as well.


Huh?

I hope the neck behaves.


Why wouldn't it?

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Re: Take Two.

Postby Mr. Mom » Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:03 pm

Ken, I believe Brad was referring to my last L2k purchase/return.

I will say I feel better about returning the previous L2k. This neck, from the git-go, felt and feels so much better.

The bass still suffers from LSD (Low Saddle Disease) but not nearly to the extent as the last bass. And there's not buzzing. Well, there IS buzzing. But that's due to operator error. [smilie=fun_84.gif] Can't blame my lack of skills on this neck.

It's heavier than the last one. I'd say 9.5-ish lbs as opposed to the 9-ish pounds. But it's doable. Balances well which is key.

I was kind of in a funk about the last bass. Not only did I feel kinda stupid but there really are no G&L's around here. Or so I thought! I remembered a little Mom and Pop music store near downtown Columbus that carries G&L's. Called them up this morn and asked. They said they had one L2k. Went in. Tried it. Did a terrible job of haggling and paid too much (like always) but I'm a happy camper!

Now if you'll excuse me, I gots some bass to play!!
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Re: Take Two.

Postby bdgotoh » Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:11 pm

Bruce correctly interpreted my comment. I was hoping he would have a much better experience this time. As far as why wouldn't a G&L neck behave itself, there are plenty of examples out there where they haven't, I experienced it recently.
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Re: Take Two.

Postby Golem » Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:31 pm

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Maybe it's a keeper ... whatever Bruce's
idea of "keep" happens to be ....

Anywho, good luck and ENJOY !

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Re: Take Two.

Postby Ken Baker » Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:01 pm

Mr. Mom wrote:Ken, I believe Brad was referring to my last L2k purchase/return.


I see that now. I confuse easily.

The bass still suffers from LSD (Low Saddle Disease) but not nearly to the extent as the last bass.


Can you define low? About 1/8" between the bottom of the E saddle and the bridge plate is a normal starting point, with the rest adjusted roughly for fingerboard radius. As we discussed before, fear not the shim. LOTS of G&L need them.

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Re: Take Two.

Postby bigfatbass » Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:10 am

I think by his scale, if he still owns it after the check clears it's a "keeper"

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Re: Take Two.

Postby GonzoBass » Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:14 am

Now THAT'S a beautiful lookin' bass right there!
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Re: Take Two.

Postby Mr. Mom » Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:01 am

Ken Baker wrote:Can you define low? About 1/8" between the bottom of the E saddle and the bridge plate is a normal starting point, with the rest adjusted roughly for fingerboard radius. As we discussed before, fear not the shim. LOTS of G&L need them.

Ken...


Low on the G string ( [smilie=coz.gif] ). I'd say about a 1/16" gap below the saddle? Around there. is that considered normal? Definitely more room to go "up" rather than "down". Could just me and my personal preferences with the G&L neck/setup, too. And really not an issue (if I used the word "issue" before it was not the proper word). More of a observation as the other basses I've had recently do not have the saddles that low. The last bass was literally bottomed out and the action was still high AND buzzing.

I was messing around last night on the bass and it really does sound my-tee fine! Like I said, parallel is just killin' on this one. Parallel/Active is almost the same volume as series/passive. And in a band mix the slight treble boost of the active w/out treble boost might just make the two interchangeable. Will be able to tell after this weekend. Ken, I seem to like series in passive. IMO it cuts nice with that throaty sound that I like. Parallel/Active just screams jazz-on-steroids, again IMO.

Next stop is the K switching mod. But no hurry.

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Re: Take Two.

Postby Mr. Mom » Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:02 am

Oh....And don't think I don't hear you guys bashing my gear slutting. I'm standing right here! I can hear you!! [smilie=fun_84.gif]

And thanks for the positive comments. **SNIFF** I love you guys! **GROUP HUG**
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Re: Take Two.

Postby bdgotoh » Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:45 pm

Mr. Mom wrote:Next stop is the K switching mod


Does anyone know why this isn't the default nowadays? The K switching is a really great thing and they don't charge more for it, I wish it was normal. I bought a couple of new G&Ls recently and they weren't custom orders for me, neither has K switching but it does have other appearance upgrades that add cost.
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Re: Take Two.

Postby Flash » Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:26 pm

bdgotoh wrote:Does anyone know why this isn't the default nowadays? The K switching is a really great thing and they don't charge more for it, I wish it was normal. I bought a couple of new G&Ls recently and they weren't custom orders for me, neither has K switching but it does have other appearance upgrades that add cost.
It's a head-scratcher...


I think, If I'm remembering correctly, that the folks at G&L were afraid that making the K switching standard would make L2000's even more confusing to people trying them out for the first time - you have 18 possible settings as is and the K switching brings it up to 27. That said, I love the K switching - both pickups/single coil/active is my default setting.
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Re: Take Two.

Postby hoytbasses » Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:54 pm

pretty.... looks almost bookmatched.... nice. Blonde basses always bring a tear to my eye. The first bass I bought upon getting home from the Navy was a brand new 74 blonde Precision. Dumbass that I am, when I got married, I thought to myself: "well, now that I'm married, I won't be able to be in a band" and I sold it, and a ES335 clone that I had hot rodded.amps, PA......That lasted all of about a year before I was back in a band..............I kick myself almost every day over that one.

enjoy it! Hell.... keep it!

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