G&L L2000 Asat fret replacement

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G&L L2000 Asat fret replacement

Postby bassfinder » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:22 am

Need some advice,on replacing frets,on a lined fret less neck. I am told this neck,was a fretted neck,and someone decided to make it a fret less? I am wanting to refret the bass,and wanted to know what size frets to install? Already have gotten an estimate from a local luthier. Appreciate any advice,suggestions?
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Re: G&L L2000 Asat fret replacement

Postby Ken Baker » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:14 am

Frets can be a personal subjective choice, so it's good to ask around.

G&L is currently using medium jumbo, Jescar 57110 18% nickel silver frets. I've always liked the way G&L's fretwork feels under the hand.

Be sure to check your neck's side markers. If they fall between fret (or ghostline) locations, then the bass was originally fretted. If they fall at the fret locations, the bass was originally fretless and you'll need to adjust a bit if you use the side markers as location devices when playing.

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Re: G&L L2000 Asat fret replacement

Postby bassfinder » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:43 am

Hello,Ken Thank you,for the quick reply and the information. Side markers are in the middle of the ghost fret lines,so this was a fretted neck. Good information,and the size of the frets to consider. I assume the fret size would be the same on all G&L's right? Not sure what the year is on the bass? Previous seemed to think it is a 2002? It has the three bolt neck pattern.

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Re: G&L L2000 Asat fret replacement

Postby bassfinder » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:58 am

Another thing forgot to include the serial number on the neck plate,which is B035879.
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Re: G&L L2000 Asat fret replacement

Postby Ken Baker » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:10 am

bassfinder wrote:I assume the fret size would be the same on all G&L's right?


All current G&Ls. Earlier is likely to be the same size, though suppliers may have changed.

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Re: G&L L2000 Asat fret replacement

Postby bassfinder » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:16 pm

Thank You!
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