M-2000 Review by an admittedly vintage-biased guy...

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Re: M-2000 Review by an admittedly vintage-biased guy...

Postby 64 skylark mike » Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:28 pm

OK, cool...Ken it is! :lol:

Thanks for explaining about the series/parallel settings.

And yes, the amp I mentioned is a Fender Studio Bass amp, 1977 and I am the original owner. 200 w RMS tube 1-15 combo. It was a great amp I used to use with my old p-bass. It didn't seem to like my active bass too much though. Curious how many guys here have had or seen one of these. Before that I had an even older Fender Bassman with piggy back head and 2-12 cab. Enough reminiscing :D

Thanks to the board and some digging around, I am finding a lot more info to help me decide between these two models. Ed Friedland's comparison video you had linked here was great!

The closest G&L dealer to me is 80 miles, and they don't stock USA models, so all I have been able to get my hands on is a M-2000 Tribute. So I am relying on guys like yourself along with G&L site etc. to learn all I can.

I saw in one of the threads here that a USA model can be ordered with any finish or options G&L offers. I can picture an M-2000 USA with flame top and finish like the GTS, sporting a maple fretboard and maple finished headstock. Local dealer says it can't be ordered that way. Then I asked about gloss black with white body binding, still no. Looks like closest I can get is a USA that looks like the black Tribute, which is a great looking guitar.

Anyway, thanks again for all the input. I welcome any volunteer input also, I'm sure there are some things I don't know I need to ask about.

Have a good day,

Michael
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Re: M-2000 Review by an admittedly vintage-biased guy...

Postby jfh4242 » Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:02 am

Hello gang!

As I said earlier in this thread, I bought an M Trib in July. I own 7 G&Ls basses, I bought this one new, super cheap and it is the bass I use now for almost everything. I never thought a bass would force me off of my L2000s, but it did.

Be careful with the M, ladies and gents. It is a wolf in sheep's clothing. Really snuck up on me.

John
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Re: M-2000 Review by an admittedly vintage-biased guy...

Postby 64 skylark mike » Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:44 pm

Well, I pulled the trigger Thursday and ordered an M-2000 USA model!! Gloss black body with binding, maple fret board, clear gloss neck finish including headstock. Part of my decision was due to the info I read here on the board, thanks everybody for your posts both recent and past.

This will be my first G&L and I am pretty excited. My dealer says he gets orders in at around 4 weeks most times, so I am hoping to have it in my hands by Christmas. We shall see.

I will post pics once I get it.

What is the usual waiting period some of you have experienced? I'm not getting my hopes up too much on 4 weeks delivery.

Have a great weekend,

Michael
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Re: M-2000 Review by an admittedly vintage-biased guy...

Postby bhunt1 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:53 am

Cool specs can't wait to see pics :) I ordered a G&L in June of this year (L1005) and I got it in July, a little less than 4 weeks. It does vary though, so it's good not to get hopes up - hard not to do tho
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Re: M-2000 Review by an admittedly vintage-biased guy...

Postby 64 skylark mike » Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:14 pm

Thanks bhunt1, sounds a little encouraging on delivery time! Is your new bass in the pictures thread? I may have seen it, as I have looked through most all of the pics there, a lot of beautiful instruments for sure!

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