I stopped by a small local shop that I hadn't been to before, and fell in love. Their selection of basses was pretty small, but 4 G&L's were staring at me and screaming, "play me!". Having never played a G&L before, I picked up a nice looking 2 pup/4 string model (L-2000 Tribute, it turned out) and started playing some of my familiar riffs. Nice, but not spectacular. The feel of the neck was certainly different than my Fender J - very wide - but it felt surprisingly good. A few minutes of that, and I switched to the next one on the wall... ...and time stopped for a moment. Same wide neck shape as before, but the beautiful glossy tinted finish over an all maple neck just looked spectacular with the vintage white body. And it rang! Clear and loud. After just a minute of playing, the neck width difference from my usual was a non-issue. Everything just felt right. I'm in love with an American-made G&L L-1500!!!