It's a sad day for Wunkay lovers

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It's a sad day for Wunkay lovers

Postby bdgotoh » Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:20 pm

Supposedly G&L discontinued the L-1000 and L-1005 basses today.
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Re: It's a sad day for Wunkay lovers

Postby Ken Baker » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:20 pm

Sad day indeed, though I did kind of wonder how long they were going to run. I didn't have any inside info, but it had more of an experimental feel than anything else.

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Re: It's a sad day for Wunkay lovers

Postby dukeplaysbass » Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:38 am

That is pretty sad. I have been watching the factory output page for a while, mustering up the courage to pull the trigger on a new one.
I don't know how the new ones play compared to the old. I had one of the limited run BABP ones for a bit and, to my ears and hands, the 1980-82 ones were better.
Guess I'll have to see if any of the empress ones come on the used market.
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Re: It's a sad day for Wunkay lovers

Postby Kostaboda » Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:25 pm

how many 1005 are there out there?
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