My taste for the unusual in bass life continues with the acquisition of a 1985 G&L El Toro - certainly the most Fenderish thing you'll find me with.
Black headstock means it sits neatly in with all my Gibsons
Got pole pieces?
Volume, treble, bass, black = pickup selector, red = mad series mode + OMG treble cut, white = active/passive.
It's quite a beast - gobs of thick bass and that's before you kick it into active mode. A little different to my Tribute L-2000 (one would hope), haven't done enough A-B to give you a definitive comparison, but I think it's a keeper. Black crinkle finish on the control plate/bridge keeps the bling down and keeps it tasteful (for me). Some people have described these as difficult to get along with, a mid heavy sound but to me it sounds fantastic and my only complaint is that it's a bit hissy if you kick it into active and have the treble all the way up.
I might have to get rid of the L-2000 to help balance the books, but I'm putting that off, as I'm sure you can agree they do look lovely together
Yamaha BBs and G&Ls, my little non-Gibson indulgences