went to music go round cos i was bored just now, here's what i played. first up - a g&l L2000, ash body, quilt top, rosewood board. i was really impressed with the amount of variation you could get even though i had forgotten what everything did. (i thought the two 3 position switches were series/parallel/single coil and the 2 position was for bright...doh!) but i could get everything from a P-bass thump to J bass tone to some serious growl (and that's the most important thing in a bass for me!!!) neck was a "smidge" on the big side for me for a 4 string, but nothing outrageous, and felt great. i think this MAY have replaced the jazz bass desire i had but...i found my NEXT 4 string. they had a 97 Warwick Corvette Standard. passive pickups. this thing just had it. it sounded remarkably similar to my ss2 in passive mode (a little less bright, less low end, and less sustain) but it was listed for 650 bucks!!! i know i can do even better than that on ebay for one with passive pickups, and this one was kind of beat. but i was truly amazed how good it felt. it had the jazz bass tone i was looking for! whee. so, anyone want to buy my musicman?!