Just a little nod to G&L. I just bought a used L2500. I took it out to both of my church worship gigs this weekend. Kicked butt. No hum. The engineer on my morning service, who is a world-class keyboardist (recorded with Mike Stern) and respected educator, told me that the G&L sounded better for THAT room than my Sadowsky, MTD or Lull that I've brought it over the last month. There you go. I paid a fraction of the price of the other basses.