I'm back.... I don't know what the heck has happened to my L-2000. The day I bought it (used) it sounded great. That was a year ago. But now, it just sounds...it sounds like it really doesn't live up the the good things that are always said about them. The preamp does not work, but even in passive mode, it does not sound like a bass comparable to a Stingray. I mean I just got a freakin' Workingman's 4004 w/ 2x10 and 1x15 Workingman cabs, and the sound is just really dry and lifeless. I live in LA. I'm gonna hit up the G&L factory up in Fullerton and demand them to make my L-2000 sound as good as it should!!! P.S. Dean Markley SR2000s are the most unreliable strings I have ever had the misfortune of buying!!! Yesterday, i put on a new set, today, they sound dead. I'm so pissed off!!! Never again will I purchase strings from that crap of a company.