Okay, I think I'm a G&L convert here. I've played Stingrays and Jazz basses in the past, and loved them but always felt there had to be something more...more growl in the Jazz, or more bottom end in the Ray. I thought the SR5 HH would be it, and while it was nice, I wound up being a bit disappointed by it. I've tried many a modern-sounding bass to get a growly sound with an old-school vibe, but never found one that did the trick. So there's this mom and pop shop in a strip mall where I used to have an office. I walked in there for months and eye-balled a Tribute L-2500 on the wall. Never touched it. I'm talking 6 months. This past Friday, I walked in to play with it, and the strings are so dead it's hard to tell what it'll sound like. Surprisingly, the fretwork is really good. This it the Korean model, not the Indonesian. So I start dealing with the guy over it just to see what he'll do. It's been there forever, and they need to keep stuff moving. I wind up walking out with it at a VERY good price. Take her home, put on some DR Low-riders, and it sounds instantly better. I'm only playing through a little GK Backline 110 combo which is my practice amp. My rig is at church, where I show up this morning to rehearse and then play. The bass was freakin' awesome. I don't know that I've ever had one feel and sound that good right out of the gate. It was amazing. Our sound guy is a bass player, along with a few other guys, and they were as excited as I was. I bring new basses here all the time, and they just laugh at me for being such a gas'er, but they were giddy over this one. They kept telling me how great it sounded, and I was smiling big cause I already knew it did on stage. I was really floored by this bass, and that doesn't happen to me very often. The only bad thing. I'm wondering now if I should look for a USA model. I bought this one because I was thinking it would be a good bass to gig out with. A beater bass that I wouldn't have to worry about. But after this morning, I'm feeling like I should pamper this one. The bass was growly like a Ray, but had a nice HH sound reminiscent of a Jazz. The front pup had a very useable P-bass type tone rather than a hollow sound like most basses do. The rear pup is very growly and punchy...just deadly. I ran the bass passive most of the time, with the bass/treble all the way. Not sure if I was in series or parallel mode, but it was the mode that has the most bass and mids. Sorry for rambling here, but I was just taken aback big time. I've heard others rave about G&L's for every, and I just didn't really pay attention. I wish I had listened sooner. I think I'll be looking into more G&L's!