I am posting this thread on behalf of a fellow TB'er. He requested that I post the thread because he is still relatively new to the bass scene and wanted to make sure that he did not get the model numbers mixed up. Anyway, he expressed an interest in the 4-string MusicMan Stingray basses. He played some at a local guitar store and was very impressed with their tone. I had mentioned that I play a G&L L-2000 and was very happy with the bass. Thus, we visited a couple of local guitar stores this weekend and he played both the Stingray and the G&L and is now leaning toward the G&L. I mentioned that G&L also has a Tribute version that is less expensive, but I have not played one, but have heard good things about them. So, for his second bass, would you recommend an EBMM Stingray or G&L L-2000?