Well, I'm gonna hafta eat some crow, or some humblepie. I've had a bad back for years, and my Tobias six string is heavy and neckdives a bit. So, I decided to investigate a new bass. I've tried out G&L L2500's in the past and found they were'nt too good in the B string area. However, I just tried one that was great. A nice B string, great neck(better than my old Stingray 5), and balances perfectly on a strap. A cherry burst with maple board. I think I'll buy it. I feel embaressed 'cos I've been a bit down on these basses in the past, now I'm gonna buy this one. Gee, I hate myself!