Hey, I finally got my first bass. I'm a guitar player, have been playing for 25 years, still a hack though, and I always loved the bass. I finally took the plunge. Got me a super sweet deal on a G&L Tribute L-2000. What a great bass ! I was partial to G&L before: I have a (US) G&L Asat guitar, which is a Telecaster like guitar that is fantastic. I have to say that the Tribute bass is great as well. I don't have any bass experience, so I guess a US L-2000 must be better, but I love that Tribute. And bass playing is so much fun, even more than I thought. So if your looking for a first (or 2nd or 3rd ) bass, consider the G&L Tribute series!