I foolishly played a used USA L-2000 yeaterday when I went for strings. The neck was perfect for me: very meaty, wide at the nut and was it me or that thing has next to no taper in thickness at the nut ? Basically the best next I've ever tried and I've tried 6k customs... The sound was also very good, altough I can't se me using all the switches and what not, I'm a p-bass kind of the guy. But that thing really delivered. Since it's almost brand spanking new (2007 model, guy decided not to buy it...) it's way out of my league @ 1050 $ Still a bargain for something that lists @ 1700 around here... So I was wondering if the Tribute had the same neck ? The store didn't have any to try out. Might be a cheaper otpion.