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G&L CLF L1000 Bass Guitar Natural Ash Swamp Ash MN

G&L CLF L1000 Bass Guitar Natural Ash Swamp Ash MN



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G&L CLF Research L1000, Electric Bass Guitar, Natural Lacquer Finish, Swamp Ash Body, Hard Rock Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, Includes Deluxe Tolex Hard Case

During the late 1970s, genius guitar innovator Leo Fender had begun to develop and launch a whole new brand of instruments, which featured his latest innovations. That brand was eventually released under the monicker G&L, with the ideas being developed at Leo's own CLF Research Company, and in homage to these first instruments the company has launched the new CLF Research basses.

The Return of an Icon

With the CLF Research L-1000 you get an instrument that brings back the best features of that iconic 1980 passive G&L bass, known by many as the "Wunkay", but packed into a slimmer 90's L-series body shape. This particular model features a Swamp Ash body with a Natural Lacquer finish, in addition to a Hard Rock Maple neck and maple fingerboard.

MFD Pickups

The Magnetic Field Design humbucker fitted to the G&L CLF L-1000 Bass uses a ceramic bar magnet, with soft iron pickup poles, and have been designed to give you a quieter pickup than what you'd normally get with Alnico magnets, but at the same time they give you a greater overall output. Tonally, MFD pickups are slightly warmer than their alnico counterparts, whilst offering a much broader frequency response.

In addition to this you get a 3-way toggle switch that allows you to alter the humbucker's circuitry between Parallel, Slip, and that iconic Wunkay OMG mode, giving you plenty of tonal versatility and punch at your disposal.

Slim "C" Neck Profile

An instrument's neck shape can arguably have a greater impact upon your playing experience than any other aspect. With that in mind, G&L have opted for a Slim "C" shape on the G&L CLF L-1000 Bass, offering you a supremely comfortable time, whilst granting you fast and easy access to each and every note on your fingerboard.

Swamp Ash Body

Taken from trees whose roots grow below water level, this relatively lightweight, porous wood is highly resonant across the entire frequency spectrum, but with a slightly scooped mid-range. This helps to make the instrument produce a more transparent sound than other woods, making it a perfect tonal platform for tweaking and adding effects to. Ideal for session musicians or those of you that like to experiment with your sound.

Order Yours Today

The G&L CLF Research L-1000 Bass is available to order now, both at PMT Online and in our 15 stores nationwide. If you'd like to know more information regarding the availabiltiy of this bass, then don't hesitate to contact our online sales team directly.

G&L CLF Research L-1000 Bass Specs

  • Pickups: Two G&L Magnetic Field humbucking pickup
  • Body Wood: Swamp Ash
  • Neck Wood: Hard Rock Maple with Maple fingerboard
  • Neck Profile: CLF/G&L 1 5/8" slim C with 9 1/2" radius
  • Frets: Medium Jumbo
  • Tuning Keys: Custom G&L "Ultra-Lite" with aluminum tapered string posts
  • Bridge: Leo Fender-designed G&L Saddle Lock with chrome-plated brass saddles
  • Electronics: 3-position mini toggle for parallel/slip/OMG pickup modes, volume, treble, bass
  • Case: Deluxe Tolex hardshell
More Information
Manufacturer G and L
SKU 180232
Shipping Weight (kg) 8.000000
Case Included hard case
Colour natural
Warranty 2 years
Series L Series
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 1.625"
Neck Wood Hard Rock Maple Neck
Pickup Config 1 x humbucker
Number Of Strings 4 string
Body Material swamp ash body
Body Size full size
Right / Left-Handed right handed
Fingerboard maple fingerboard
Guitar Style precision style


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