Just recieved it a couple of hours ago from the UPS driver. Here are some of my first impressions after giving it a good look over and sitting down for a session of jamming along to a few tunes. From every perspective imaginable, this bass is flat out awesome. And I got it for a steal of a price on ebay. This bass is definately the king of versatility. It can do the P thing, a very good impression of a J, and a surprisingly half decent Ray. I've owned a lakland 55-02 that was also versatile, but not nearly as much as the L2500. I much prefer the L2500 electronics' tone and tone control over the laklands' barts. The construction on the G&L is second to none. The meticulous attention to detail on the fretwork gives an ultra "broken in" feel to the neck. The natural tone of the bass is more to my liking also as compared to the lakland. I've also owned a stingray 5 and 4 and both were great basses. I liked the 4 more. However, the G&L in my opinion is the better bass. It does remind of the stingray in a few areas, like the feel of the neck, although the G&L feels a bit thinner. The G&L though has a bit more of a refined feel and the better electronics. All in all, it's an amazing bass! I will post pics asap. I will be selling off my fender PJ Special as the G&L has taken its place. Shameless plug accomplished.