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I am please to announce that a new bassesbyleo.com forum for G&L basses is up and ready for you to use.  This forum has been created to provide a place for G&L bass owners to congregate and discuss their instruments.  It will start out small and be focused on G&L basses.  Any expansion will be slow and well thought out.  

Questions emailed to me regarding G&L bass support or bass questions in general will be referred to the forum.  If you have questions about G&L basses and bass gear, please join the forum and ask there.  The forum is designed as a public place for G&L players to congregate and share knowledge.  There may be times when it becomes necessary to take a subject private, and I will make that determination on an individual basis.

You can find the new forum right here.  Have fun!

I would like to thank Dave McLaren of BBE/G&L for his support and blessing of this little venture, as well as Craig & Dean of GuitarsByLeo - the original G&L message board and home of The Registry.  

Legal mumbo-jumbo.

Internets Stuff (It's a series of tubes!)

Updated 1/18/2011, I have been forced to block (403) IP netblocks from two countries in the western Pacific region and one rather large eastern European country.  If / when the spamming and other unsavory activity emanating from those countries stops, I'll lift the blocks.  Something about a snowball's chance in a heated environment comes to mind here.  This isn't particularly precision work as I'm just grabbing whole netblocks, but it's reasonably effective.

The downside to all this is that there is a possibility that I may also be blocking some perfectly wonderful IP addresses.  I hope not, but it is a possibility.  Sadly, such good folk won't even be able to see this.  Too bad the good apples get tossed along with the bad,

Technical Stuff (in no particular order)

G&L and BBE wiring diagrams.  All kinds of nifty stuff for guitars, basses, and a few other things.

Here's a little piece I did on soldering.  Simple basic stuff.

Relativistic tone.  See IMPORTANT NOTE #1.  It's important.

Circuits to create passive G&L L series basses.  Yes, single coil is part of the picture.  There's also a nice little extra in there.

Early 1980s L-2000 circuits diagrams.  From the G&L "archive" and a modern re-do.

Jack replacement procedure for back loaded L series, ASAT, and JB-2 basses as well as ASAT guitars.  Maybe some others.  You know who you are.

SB-2 shielding tricks.  Details....

El Toro wiring diagram and a separate description sheet.  PDFs, so you'll need Acrobat Reader.

Bridge grounding.  Use your mind's eye.

L-2500/1505 Bridge Mod.  Sustain out the wazoo.  Updated 4/8/2010.

L-1500 / L-1505 / Climax wiring diagram.  With color coding, from G&L.

Notes on setting intonation.  It's a fat stringed thing, but probably good for the skinny stringers as well.

Wrenches for your G&L.  Of the Allen variety, from old to new.

Tweak that trussrod!  Info on how the CNC-era G&L trussrod does its thing.

Not so Technical Stuff

Canned Response.  Should have done it years ago.


Basses that are gone.  The reasons are varied, but gone is still gone.  I don't miss 'em at all.

Technical Stuff of the Computer Variety

A technote on the D-Link DWL-2100AP access point.  Which irritated me.  Not the technote - the AP.

Procedure to set up an AT&T U-Verse gateway as a bridge.  PDF is here.  This stuff is device specific and there are no pictures.  Use at YOUR OWN risk.

Legal stuff

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