It's Too Quiet In Here

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Re: It's Too Quiet In Here

Postby Mr. Mom » Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:55 am

Flash wrote:
Mr. Mom wrote:This is just an awful picture, but this is my one and only G&L. I call it "TBBITW". (The Best Bass In The World.)


The only problem with that is this is the best bass in the world.

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Oh no you di'int!!




(Nice bass, BTW!!)
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Re: It's Too Quiet In Here

Postby dBerriff » Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:52 am

I am hoping to pick up an almost new L-2000 tomorrow evening. I sold off my G&Ls when I moved to 5 string. I deeply regret selling my JB-2.

Edit: I did not buy it. The truss rod, I think, had a rattle when D or D-flat was played. The bullet nut seemed to have tension on it but I was not prepared to pay out on a bass with possible "issues". So I remain G&L-less.

Anyway, circumstances change and I am enjoying playing 4-string basses again. I don't know how far I am going to take this. I have a soft spot for the underrated USA G&Ls and I think I need a Jazz next, but then again the simplicity of the LB-100 with G&L build quality is tempting. It is just a matter of finding a good one over here in the UK. Bass Direct had a sunburst which looked perfect, but I could not get down to try it before someone else bought it.
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Re: It's Too Quiet In Here

Postby dBerriff » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:51 am

Well, I bought a Tribute JB-2 and USA MJ-4. The Tribute is amazingly good for the money, so much so that the MJ-4 is hard to justify. But as no one seems to be reading this I don't have to.
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Re: It's Too Quiet In Here

Postby GonzoBass » Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:41 am

Congrats on the new one.
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Post some pics when you can!
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Re: It's Too Quiet In Here

Postby Rob Francis » Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:50 pm

GonzoBass wrote:Congrats on the new one.
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Post some pics when you can!
Yeah but where's the pics?
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Re: It's Too Quiet In Here

Postby dBerriff » Sun May 08, 2016 1:26 am

Wow, there is life here after all. USA MJ-4 and Tribute JB-2.

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Re: It's Too Quiet In Here

Postby ghiadub » Sun May 08, 2016 8:29 pm

Dig the blackbust/maple neck combo.
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Re: It's Too Quiet In Here

Postby AchimII » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:29 am

Not a new one, but...well

In 2002 I bought a new 2001 L2K with #6 neck in a local shop. I instantly falled in love with the playability of this bass.

In 2005 or so I realized that the trussrod had stuck. Long story short, me and my luthier tried to get it working, but he told me there's a high risk it would break. We tried anyways, and it broke.

I posted this here, and Brad (who else) offered me a replacement #8 neck that fits and since then did the job on the L2K. My luthier said, a repair of the #6 is possible, but expensive. I played Brad's #8 since then. I stored the #6 in the basement, wrapped in newspaper, and forget about it.

In 2017 (I haven't played for some years, but still kept all my stuff), I realized that my Marleaux Consat Custom 4 had dead pots. I contacted Gerald Marleaux who send me a new set of pots for the 25 years old lady and forwarded me to Lutz to solder them in. While checking his page, I came along this video:

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He got a bunch of old wood, stored by an woodworking artist in the 60's, that was never used. I took the #6, asked to repair the Marleaux and put a new trussrod/fingerboard on the original #6. Now I have my 2001 L2k with a Palisander (rosewood) fingerboard from mid 60's [smilie=music-smiley-005.gif].

I got the neck back on friday, installed it yesterday, and now it settles down with strings. Don't ask for cost, there is no economic explanation to do this, but the #6's rounded profile just feels right for me. It's probably a sentimental thing to have it back as it was.

Thanks to Brad for the replacement, and to that Artist who never used the wood to carve stupid sculptures out of my future fretboard...
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Re: It's Too Quiet In Here

Postby bdgotoh » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:21 am

Great to see you Achim! I prefer the #6 too, most of my G&Ls have that neck. We need to see a picture of your new neck.
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Re: It's Too Quiet In Here

Postby Flash » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:42 pm

bdgotoh wrote:Great to see you Achim! I prefer the #6 too, most of my G&Ls have that neck. We need to see a picture of your new neck.


And on an unrelated note, Brad, it's been far too long. We need to talk and catch up. Shoot me an email when you can - matt.desilva@gmail.com.
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Re: It's Too Quiet In Here

Postby bdgotoh » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:32 pm

Email sent Matt!
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