FACTOIDS & TRIVIA
Like G&L's L-1000 bass, the L-2000 was given a face lift in late 1982.
The one-piece neck with skunk stripe was abandoned and a redesigned two-piece
maple neck with a more oval profile was introduced. The headstock was given
an added curve to make it more distinguishable from “other” brands thus
avoiding lawsuits from CBS-Fender Musical Instruments. The body was given
a deeper back contour and the hardware was finished with black crinkle lacquer.
However, the electronics remained the same. At this time, G&L also
began to offer their instruments in a wider variety of colors in addition
to the standard natural and sunburst finishes. This bass was originally
white, but the lacquer has faded to a cream hue which is not unusual. Until
the late 1990s, the L-2000 remained mostly unaltered in the G&L line-up.
The change to rear-loaded controls took place by 1988, a satin finish neck
became standard in 1992, and the 3-bolt neck gave way to a 6-bolt design
G&L L-2000 BASS (May 1983)
Body: Solid; ash
Finish: White, polyester
Neck: 2-piece maple, bolt-on
Fingerboard: Rosewood; pearloid dot markers
Number of Frets: 21
Bridge: G&L Locktight, black crinkle powder coat
Tuners: G&L/Schaller, open, chrome
Pickups: Two, G&L Magnetic Field Design humbucking with adjustable pole pieces, active/passive
Controls: Master volume; bass and treble controls; series/parallel selector, 3-way pickup selector, passive/active/active treble boost selector
Scale Length: 34 inches
Neck Width at Nut: 1 11/16 inches
Body Width at Lower Bout: 13 inches
Body Depth: 1 5/8 inches
Weight: 10.6 lb.
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