I stopped up at a local store today to check out a G&L that I saw through the window one night after they were closed. It's a trans blueburst L-2000 with exquisite natural binding and a rosewood board. The thing that scared me is that, despite the P neck width, I immediately connected with this bass in the same way as I did with my Sterling. Through a 300W 1x15 Laney combo, it had the voice of God. It just felt right. Damn, GAS sucks. I can't afford a new bass right now - I'm still trying to sell our old house! I'm seriously thinking about selling off some stuff to get this G&L - maybe even my Ric! I know I'd regret selling it later, though. I'm starting to feel like FunkyCarnivore - I'm developing a real thang for blue basses!