As the owner of both an american made L2000 and a MIM Fender Jazz, I'd say save yur money and go with the MIM. Both are fine basses but if your buying new, I think the MIM edges out the G&L.Yes, even the sacred american made one. I owned an older SB2 that I recently sold. It was was of the finest basses I had ever owned. Todays G&L basses are less and less the premier bass that it used to be. Today, the Fender bass is the bass to buy. The pickups on the bass I now own are really nice. I don't think I'd change them for anything else because the sought after "Growl" is there. Automatic. No fuss. Plenty of "oomff" too.
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