Right now I have two six string basses and I'm looking at getting a third bass sometime soon. I'm wanting something different, so I'm pretty sure I'm going to stick with four strings this time. Originally I was thinking about either a fretted Ray or a fretless Ibanez (the new Portamento), but then I decided that I'd really rather have an upright than an electric fretless, so I thought my mind was made up on the HH Ray; at least, until someone recommended G&L to me. These basses seem to be both underrated and undervalued, and seem like they could get a tone similar to an HH ray at a lower cost, especially the Tribute series. Does anyone have any thoughts on the comparison between the two? If I could spend half of what I would on the Ray to get a Tribute that plays just as well (albeit with a chunkier neck), I'd much rather do that.