Been wanting a nice passive jazz style bass. I am a Fender guy and these 2 are what I have narrowed down to and within the price point I am looking at ($500 +/-). The build quality even on the Tribute G&L is from what I understand going to be top notch. The MIM will offer more color options. Which honestly is a big deal to me. The JB2 Tribute is rather bland in its options. However both the natural with rosewood and the sunburst with maple fingerboard are very nice and classy looking. I am intrigued by the G&Ls because I keep hearing and reading about how Leo was basically refining what he had already designed. I sorta know what to expect with the MIM. Sturdy and solid with mod options galore. The G&L is a bit more mysterious and without ever playing one I expect it to be better. The bridge design and pickups seem to be better. Especially considering how "refined" Leo would have designed these. The JB2s are a little cheaper. MIMs have more cosmetic options. I am in a bit of a deadlock.