2014 * limited edition * L-1000 basses

This is the place for many long-running stickies that aren't as timely as they once were. They're still worth having near the top of something, but not when that something gets cluttered with too many stickies.

Re: 2014 * limited edition * L-1000 basses

Postby jim.i » Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:25 pm

I feel the same about my L-2000, which i will be selling. Maybe its just that this particular L-1000 is the right bass for me, and in the end its pretty subjective anyway. One person's nothing-special is another's treasure.

bhunt1 wrote:One thing I noticed about this bass is that it has a different feel from the 2009 L2500 I used to own. It feels better balanced and the neck profile seems a bit thinner. Maybe just my imagination, but I like the feel of it better.
jim.i
 
Posts: 194
Joined: Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:44 am

Re: 2014 * limited edition * L-1000 basses

Postby Kostaboda » Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:03 pm

those are nice
thanks for the heads up
Kostaboda
 
Posts: 60
Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:04 pm

Re: 2014 * limited edition * L-1000 basses

Postby Monahan » Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:32 pm

Sweet basses-- Congrats to each of the owners!

The L2000 I bought last month also came with a case that appeared to be a 1-size-fits-all generic G&G. It was even missing the "G&L Guitars By Leo" badge which is typically under the handle. I brought this to the attention of the shop owner who said that in the recent past a lot of customers were complaining about the form fitting cases being too tight-- so perhaps this is G&L's solution? The shop owner checked his stash of extra cases in the back and found an older form fitting case which I was happy to accept in exchange. So yeah, I've been keeping my ear to the ground concerning the "case situation." In doing so I've noticed a few people showing off their new LTD L1000 accompanied by a SKB style case... and that has me wondering as well.

For those with the new L1000 AND L2000: do you notice any sonic difference between the L1000 and the neck pickup on the L2000? My initial thought is that already being an L2K owner (with K-wiring), I would find the L1K redundant... I'd love to hear your thoughts ;)
User avatar
Monahan
 
Posts: 78
Joined: Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:43 am
Location: Olympia, WA

Re: 2014 * limited edition * L-1000 basses

Postby bhunt1 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:57 pm

My L1005 has a Tolex case, but it is not form fitting - I am lefty, and I think the lefty 5 string cases are not form fitting. I would say probably if you have an L2K with K wiring, the L1000 would be redundant, although I feel my L1005 has a slightly different tone and feel from the L2500 I used to own, which was a 2009 model. I think G&L may have made some subtle changes in the last couple of years that has tweaked the feel (e.g., the neck is not quite so chunky) and the pickup (it's sounds a little more refined, less wooly, more like a vintage L2000). Also, the L1005 feels better balanced and not quite so heavy as my L2500. This could all be in my head, of course, but I really like the feel and tone of the L1005.
bhunt1
 
Posts: 100
Joined: Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:34 pm

Re: 2014 * limited edition * L-1000 basses

Postby RocketMusic » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:51 am

I've had a bunch of L-1000 basses come through my shop recently, and they've all arrived in the usual form-fit hardsell case covered in black tolex that G&L typically uses. If anything, I'd describe the form-fit on these as loose. It's not necessarily a problem in every day use, but I've taken to putting some stuffing in the case to keep the bass from moving around inside the case during shipping.
Greg Bump
Owner, Rocket Music
User avatar
RocketMusic
 
Posts: 47
Joined: Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:50 am
Location: Blacksburg, VA USA

Re: 2014 * limited edition * L-1000 basses

Postby fatherska » Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:48 pm

When anybody who owns a new (2014 or later) L-1000 or L-1005 mods the circuit to trad wunkay 3-way switching (humbucking, single-coil, single-coil with bass boost) from the new 3-way switch as shipped (series, parallel, single-coil) then please post a report here, with or without before/after sound clips.
User avatar
fatherska
 
Posts: 136
Joined: Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:49 pm

Re: 2014 * limited edition * L-1000 basses

Postby bhunt1 » Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:16 pm

As it turns out, the new reissues have the cap in the circuit for OMG mode - just had that discussion on TB and I peeked under the hood on my L1005 - it''s there. Here's a vid I did w it in OMG (what I thought at the time was series mode):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCc9nz1tUPE
bhunt1
 
Posts: 100
Joined: Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:34 pm

Previous

Return to Stickies

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest