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G&L CLF Research L-1000 Electric Bass Caribbean Rosewood Fingerboard Old School Tobacco

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Overview

Classic Leo style with modern versatility.

The 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.

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.

Now take all that goodness and pack it into the slimmer mid-90s L-Series body shape for added comfort and lower weight, and you can make it through that 3 hour gig with tone and style to spare.

And when you're on the road, you can count on the neck to be more stable than those beloved vintage wunkays, with a modern dual-action truss rod and twin graphite stiffening rods. Add it all up and you've got the best of the vintage CLF vibe with the best of modern G&L elements.

In the late 1970s, Clarence Leo Fender† was looking forward to launching his new G&L brand featuring his latest innovations including Magnetic Field Design pickups and the Saddle Lock bridge.  Leo developed these technologies at his CLF Research company, and production of the new G&L instruments took place in the CLF Research factory on Fender Avenue in Fullerton, California, where G&L production continues today.

The CLF Research L-1000 is a fully modern “wunkay” that pays homage to its roots with classic details including the early CLF/G&L headstock and neck profile, beautifully reproduced CLF knobs and control plate, and red-capped mini toggle switch.

Thin urethane finish choices are:
Pharaoh Gold Firemist over basswood with Caribbean rosewood fingerboard
Old School Tobacco Sunburst over Okoume with Caribbean rosewood fingerboard

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Specs

CLF Research L-1000 Electric Bass Caribbean Rosewood Fingerboard Specifications:

Neck
  • Shape: Slim C
  • Wood: Maple
  • Neck joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 34 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Finish: Satin
Pickups
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Pickup configuration: H
  • Middle: Magnetic Field humbucking pickup
  • Brand: G&L
  • Series or parallel: Switchable 
  • Active preamp: Yes
  • Special electronics: 2-band EQ
Fretboard
  • Material: Caribbean Rosewood
  • Radius: 9.5 in.
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo, Jescar 57110 18% nickel silver
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut material: Bone
  • Nut width: 1.625 in. (41.3 mm)
Body
  • Cutaway: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Basswood or Okoume, dependent on finish
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, 2-band EQ
  • Pickup switch: 3-Way 3-position mini toggle for parallel/split/OMG pickup modes
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Tone switching: No
  • Special switching: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Leo Fender-designed G&L Saddle Lock with chrome-plated brass saddles
  • Tuning machines: Custom G&L "Ultra-Lite" with aluminum tapered string posts
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Pickguard: No
  • Special features: Electronics
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Country of origin: USA
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