BGRA: G&L EL TORO 1984

Manufacturer G&L Model EL TORO 1984
Reviewer JOEL ALVES, Jr. Email
Experience SINCE 1981 Item owned Less than 1 month
Review Date 2007-08-09 Price paid USD 595.65
Bass type4 string fretted
Neck joinBolt-On
Neck constructionRocky Maple
FingerboardRosewood fingerboard, 21 frets
BodyASH
FinishNATURAL GLOSS
PickupsMFD G&L MINI HUMBUCKERS
HardwareG&L with black bridge and plate
ElectronicsACTIVE TREBLE, VOLUME, BOOSTER, ON-OFF
I'm so glad to have a G&L El-Toro 1984 Bass Guitar S/N B014839. Excelent Condition, Made in the USA by Leo Fender & George Fulerton. A rare bird. Professional Bass, Straight Neck, Natural Gloss Finish. Cosmetically in wonderful shape and weighs in at only 9 lbs.

Bass is Active use 9v Battery mounted in back of Bass. Bass was used in A 32 track Digital studio most of its life. It is set up correctly now by Gene Garland, 40 Yrs Experience repairing stringed instruments. The gamma of sounds is nothing than amazing. The minihumbuckers are very versatile give me surprising tonal flexibility; leading single or double coils varying textures from jazz bass to fine gears like Fodera and Ken Smith. With the G&L Magnetic Field Design pickups (i.e. MFD pickups), I ever get that signature G&L tone . . . a little growl and a little bite.

Finally I have discovered why Fender caled this bass "EL TORO"... The bull in spanish: Stupid, brave and indomable outputs with a richness of jazz bass gamma of nuances and variables sounds!

One of the best G&L sounds in the market. The small MFD humbucker puts out pro quality tone. It has more midrange than L-2000 MFD being exceptionally fine sounding for modern slap and pop styles of playing. I did not have idea of the bull's sound till I've played one.

AKA: Bullfighter!

Cheers, Joel.

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LIKE A DREAM
The BGRA is generously underwritten by David King of Bass Guitar Systems.
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