After launching the CLF Research series earlier this year, G&L has expanded the range with the CLF Research L-1000. The new model revives the passive G&L bass from 1980 while updating some aspects.
“The new CLF Research L-1000 brings back the best of the iconic passive G&L bass from 1980. Fans of the vintage G&L “wunkay” know,” the company writes. “It’s that rounded, fast shape of the neck combined with the slick feel of an old gloss finish. It’s the clean, modern aesthetic of the original CLF/G&L headstock. It’s the tactile delight of those beautiful CLF Research knobs shimmering from an elegant chrome control plate. And of course, there’s the legendary punch of the L-1000’s MFD humbucker in OMG mode.”
All those features are packed into the slimmer mid-90s L-series body shape, which G&L says offers more comfort and less weight. It comes in four configurations: Pharaoh Gold Firemist over basswood with Caribbean rosewood fingerboard, Old School Tobacco Sunburst over Okoume with Caribbean rosewood fingerboard, Rally Red over basswood with maple fingerboard, or Natural Ash with maple fingerboard.
Hear the bass in action with this demo by Steve Araujo:
The G&L Guitars CLF Research L-1000 will be available soon with a TBD price point.
G&L Guitars CLF Research L-1000 Bass Features:
|Pickups:||G&L Magnetic Field humbucking pickup|
|Body Wood:||Lightweight Basswood for Pharaoh Gold Metallic and Rally Red, Swamp Ash for Natural, Okoume for Old School Tobacco Sunburst|
|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, Jescar 57110 18% nickel silver|
|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/split/OMG pickup modes, volume, treble, bass|
|Case:||Deluxe Tolex hardshell|
|Other:||No Options Available|