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Wunkay Pix!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:43 pm
by dukeplaysbass
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 timeā€¦.

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Re: Wunkay Pix!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:06 am
by TDR1138
Ok, that CAR one is my dream Wunkay...

Re: Wunkay Pix!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:35 am
by dukeplaysbass
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...

Re: Wunkay Pix!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:24 pm
by bhunt1
I have 2 1Ks, both lefty. '81 fretless and '83 fretted:
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Re: Wunkay Pix!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:14 pm
by Basscase
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Here are my two. The red one is an '81 slot pole and the burst is an '80 large Hex.

Re: Wunkay Pix!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:42 am
by dukeplaysbass
Nice pair, basscase! Love the finish on the red one...

Re: Wunkay Pix!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:23 am
by ggjaguar
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!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:40 am
by dukeplaysbass
Now THAT is a collection! Well done!

Re: Wunkay Pix!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:47 am
by Mr. Mom
dukeplaysbass wrote:Now THAT is a collection! Well done!


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

Re: Wunkay Pix!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:40 pm
by alexlittle
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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...

Alex