Since I haven't really found an all-encompassing thread on my questions, I gotta make one! GAS time for me is in the spring. Rightly so, I guess... tax returns, birthday, flowers and birds and all that happy horsepucky As it happens, I'm in search of another bass. It's not that the 3 I have currently don't fulfill my needs... but there's always room for more! Plus, I'm after something a little less lovable and that can be taken to sketchier gigs. So up pops a G&L L-2500 on the classifieds that piques my interest. It's priced right, pre-beat up and I feel like it could be a possible candidate. However, a few factors keep me exploring more options. 1) It may sell before my funds can amass for it and I'll have to look at other stuff. 2) I have very limited experience with G&L and no shops carry it near me. 3) Other offerings from G&L are also tempting. The few G&L basses I've played were years ago, but I seem to remember them having rather large frets by comparison to Fender or Musicman. Do they all have kind of large frets? I have a Musicman and Fender that bookend my tonal spectrum pretty well. The Fender J is super smooth to the point I can't play it in my aggressive projects and the Musicman gets angry, but in a very good way for me. I hear G&L lovers talking about how they embody a bit of both worlds. I can see why! They seem to be right in there. Thoughts? Finally, in the game of "FOREIGN BASS, by US COMPANY DESIGN", I've experienced just about all of them. And while experiences vary for people, one thing remains in my mind: A lot of the copy stuff is cheaper because it's just flat out not as good. In some cases, it's not even a matter of making it better with fretwork, electronics, etc. It's just flat out awful! How does the TRIBUTE line stack up? Same story, better than most, "avoid like the plague"? Any help is much appreciated.