I have a Stingray 5 and love it. I wanted another bass that has just as big and loud as a sound and tone but different. I bought a Warwick jazzman 5, great bass but disappointed in the I thin brittle midrange just not nearly as punchy as the S.R. at least not through my rig (AMPEG). I'm a lefty so I have to buy before I try sometimes and it's expensive! So next step I thought about a custom classic 5 jazz from fender well if they do a lefty only one guy works on it from beginning to end so the retail is then over 6 grand (says bass central) they tried to get me to buy a Roscoe but they seem to pretty for me. Six grand for a Fender I can't do it! So then I heard they introduced a Stingray at the last Namm show with double humms or humm jazz configuration I tried to order one but no lefties yet! They can't do em. So this brings me to the point. I ordered a G&L 2500, I read some reviews and I don't see any bad ones but there doesn't seem to be a lot of rave reviews either. I just wanted to get some feedback from people who have them and hear what you think of the tone, the neck, and the balance that kind of stuff. Will it be big and punchy and fat and easy to play? I play Tool, S.T.P. type originals and play with a pick and with fingers. Wutz the word??