I've played a L2000 before (a tribute) so I know what they play like but I've never played an ASAT before--that is what I really want by the way, an ASAT--or a JB 2. Incidentally, I can't believe so many prefer a sting ray over a G&L; I owned a stingray--cool looking bass; not that great of a tone. My question is this: what is the difference between an ASAt and L2000 neck, if any. I'm assuming there must be a difference in the necks; else, why make it? The two guitars are electronically identical. I'm hoping the ASAT has a smaller neck or "faster," as they say; I have small hands. Lastly, is the JB 2 about the same, neck-wise, as a fender jazz? Or is it bigger. I ask because I've noticed a tendency in G&L's to be on the "tank-ish" side. But they really do sound good. Just curious. Ultimately I want an ASAT; I think it's the coolest looking bass ever made--and I've been around the block (bass-wise that is) so I don't just say that--with the best sound. The guy from hot water music turned me on to them because I liked his bass sound in Flight And A Crash. Don't get me wrong; fender, especially squire, is making some nice basses. I might have to put off getting the asat and get their vintage modified jazz bass, the one with the black inlays. Warwick makes a really nice bass too--the thumb--comparable to fedora in sound but not in price; I've never played either though so, to that, I could not attest to the merits of either.