I tried the G&L Tribute L2000 once last year but I had to return it because it came with a worst neck fit ever (thus created Hugh dead spots all over the fretboard).
I had to return it but could not get another one because GC (and MF) had none in stock at that time.
Had it not had that problem, I would've kept it because I liked the fat, wide neck and the wide tonal range.
Other than that serious problem, its fit & finish was really good.
Heavy, but well-built instrument. Just wish it didn't have that neck problem.
BTW, the pickups and preamp in Tribute L2000 is the same as MIA model, I was told.
Then this year (a month ago), I bought a new Sterling Ray34CA, which is different from Ray34 that you are inquiring about.
But they are coming out of the same factory (I assume), and the fit & finish of that Ray34CA was a top notch.
But I had to return it because I wasn't that fond of the narrow nut width.
Yes I do like a baseball bat neck.
Now, if you are planning on buying a brand new, then here's another option: Ibanez ATK800E.
That is what I got after returning the Ray34CA, and this one has the BEST fit & finish out of all three, which are all in the same price range.
You may want to consider this ATK800E as well because it really is a good one.
Almost as versatile as L2000 and can do Ray sound reasonably well. And real top notch fit & finish.
And the pickups and preamp are the same as their $1700 MIJ Prestige ATK1200.
Oh, and to make your choice even more difficult, now there's G&L M2000, which is considerably different from L2000.
Also in the same price range and I've heard good things about this bass.
FYI. Here's a review from PremierGuitar.com
It has 5 reviews, 3 of which are M2000, ATK800 and Ray34CA. http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazin...an.aspx?Page=1
Though they are not the exact bass you are considering, the reviews will probably give you a better idea about the differences in those brands.
Best of luck in your decision.