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Re: Wunkay Pix!

Postby Ken Baker » Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:10 pm

Welcome to BassesByLeo!

alexlittle wrote:
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Kinda hard to follow up that last pic, but here's my offering.


Ain't THAT the truth! Still, yours are VERY nice!

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Re: Wunkay Pix!

Postby dukeplaysbass » Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:31 am

alexlittle wrote:The 2 natural body basses came from the Owl Farm courtesy of BABP (Duke, this was several years ago -- you may remember them).

Hey Alex!

First of all, welcome!

I do remember those two!

The super early/minty one (ebony board) came from under a bed in Sierra Madre, CA.

The other one came from Norman's Rare Guitars. I walked in and Norm said, "Oh good. I got the perfect bass for you -- buy this thing and get it out of my store." So I bought it. It was a great player axe...

Glad to see you still have them! I forgot about the Treasure of the Sierra Madre but I was just thinking the other day about the one I got from Norm...

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Re: Wunkay Pix!

Postby PluckyThump » Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:56 pm

1980 Hog/Ebony and 1981 Ash/Maple. The '80 is a very early body date, June 22 1980. I found out through the G&L registry that it was previously owned by DKWilkins and Brad Traweek. The '81 I bought locally, don't know the history on it but it was also put in the registry by a previous owner (not the guy I bought it from). These both have a ton of tone and character. The '80 has a fat bottom without sounding muddy. The '81 is quite heavy but sounds killer with Chromes on it - I've had the same set installed for several years.

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Re: Wunkay Pix!

Postby derick » Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:55 am

These are my 81-82 wunkays, along with a 2008 BABP re-issue. I have another ash/maple slotpole that is currently in the possession of my niece in Nashville. I've not played the two center basses in a band mix, but the two white ones, maple/ebony on the left and mahogany/maple board on the right (with TI flats) have very different voices. All these basses are well under 10 lbs, the one in Nashville is under 9 lbs.
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Re: Wunkay Pix!

Postby gargouill » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:54 pm

ggjaguar wrote: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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I like the first on the right, at the bottom, and the third ( mahogany natural finish )
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Re: Wunkay Pix!

Postby 4 Strings » Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:26 pm

I feel I have one of the nicest Wunkays still around. I bought this from a nice chap on Talkbass who was selling the bass as he had given money to charity to help a friend. It took a while to organise the import and took even longer for the delivery, but it was well worth it.

I was hankering after an early Wunkay with the smooth head, chrome front loaded controls and, most importantly for me, a maple fingerboard.

The colour is more Teale than the blue in the photos and the neck more mellowed gold - it definitely looks better in the flesh. Seems like it's had an easy life as there's barely a mark on it and it plays like butter.

I am a very proud owner.
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Re: Wunkay Pix!

Postby jebmd » Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:15 am

Here's a fine example of an 83. You folks culled all of the light ones but the tone from this bass is worth ever extra ounce.

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Re: Wunkay Pix!

Postby El Tookay » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:54 pm

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81 Hog n’ maple...
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Re: Wunkay Pix!

Postby BigBigBass » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:28 am

Hi Everyone, cool forum! Here is my 91 Blueburst ash/maple.
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Re: Wunkay Pix!

Postby BigBigBass » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:39 am

This one hasn't arrived home yet, bought it from Atomic Music on ebay.
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