I have a G&L Lb 100 (Main Player), a G&L M 2000 GTB, a Fender MIJ Geddy Lee and a 63 Fender P bass. I love them all and play them all. If I had to choose it would be G&L hands down. The #12 neck on the G&L is home for me. For me the feel, sound and play ability of G&L basses or just better than Fenders. This is subjective I know but to me it is a no contest. I am not saying that Fender aren't great, I have owned a lot of Fenders but they seem to come and go where as my G&L's never leave.