I discovered a couple of really nice used G&L's at a local music store. They looked to be early 80's; the SB-1 had the black pickguard and bridge, and Leo Fender's name on the headstock. It was $559 without case-maybe a little steep, but it was truly the best P-style bass I've ever played: warm and fat like an old Fender, but clear and even with lots of sustain. The L-2000E also had the black bridge and the early 80's style knobs, switches and control plate; it was $749 without case. It sounded a bit warmer but muddier than the newer L-2000's I've played. These prices are a bit higher than what the Blue Book says, especially considering that there are paint chips and dings aplenty on both basses. I have a few questions: 1)What's a reasonable price for a well-played but fully functional SB-1 or L-2000 from the early 80's? 2)Are the old ones better than the new G&L's? 3)I know that there's also the LB-100, which is set up like the SB-1 but looks more Fenderish; and the SB-2, which has a narrower neck, an added single coil at the bridge and no tone control. Anybody have any experience with these? I've already searched the Harmony Central and UMass review sites for G&L info and I've seen other posts (mostly about the L-2000/2500) but I just wanted some feedback from real live TalkBass members. Thanks!