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Wunkay Pix!

Postby dukeplaysbass » Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:43 pm

Here's the place to show us your Wunkays!

Here's one from several years ago at the original Owl Farm. All of them were 1980, I think. I still have the two on the left, but the two on the right are gone.

This was the high water mark for a long time….

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Re: Wunkay Pix!

Postby TDR1138 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:06 am

Ok, that CAR one is my dream Wunkay...
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Re: Wunkay Pix!

Postby dukeplaysbass » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:35 am

TDR1138 wrote:Ok, that CAR one is my dream Wunkay...


That CAR one played well, but had a weird orange peel in the finish. It was factory finish, too.

When I get back to the Owl Farm, I'll see if I can find any pix of the imperfections...
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Re: Wunkay Pix!

Postby bhunt1 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:24 pm

I have 2 1Ks, both lefty. '81 fretless and '83 fretted:
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Re: Wunkay Pix!

Postby Basscase » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:14 pm

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Here are my two. The red one is an '81 slot pole and the burst is an '80 large Hex.
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Re: Wunkay Pix!

Postby dukeplaysbass » Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:42 am

Nice pair, basscase! Love the finish on the red one...
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Re: Wunkay Pix!

Postby ggjaguar » Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:23 am

Still missing an example from 1987, 1989 and 1991, but this is a pretty complete set from 1980-93 (excluding fretless and lefties). The bass in the middle is the first "reissue" G&L did back in 2008. Early wunkays are easy find, later years not so much.

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Re: Wunkay Pix!

Postby dukeplaysbass » Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:40 am

Now THAT is a collection! Well done!
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Re: Wunkay Pix!

Postby Mr. Mom » Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:47 am

dukeplaysbass wrote:Now THAT is a collection! Well done!


That's not a collection. That's an obsession!! :shock: :mrgreen:
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Re: Wunkay Pix!

Postby alexlittle » Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:40 am

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Kinda hard to follow up that last pic, but here's my offering. The 2 natural body basses came from the Owl Farm courtesy of BABP (Duke, this was several years ago -- you may remember them). I think all three are 1980 -- highest SN of the bunch is B002xxx.

Like children, they're all different and you love 'em all for their differences.

The tobacco burst (at least, I think that's what that color is) was my first L-1K. Its got a mahogany body and plays like a dream. Don't gig it much, but its the one I grab for studio work.

The natural/ebony weighs about as much as a small truck, but it sounds incredible. Don't play it a whole lot because of the weight, but I do love the sound -- its got tone a mile wide and thick. And its a B000xxx.

I got the natural/maple to use as a beater for practice and road work, but I've ended up gigging it a lot because its a player. This one just feels right and it doesn't like for me to leave it at home...

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