going to get my second bass soon. always changing my mind about what i want from my sound, so i figure a G&L tribute l-2000 would do good. what does everyon consider is the order from worst to last of these brands: squier, fender, Tribute G&L, G&L? it is made by the creater of fender, and has american parts, so i hope it is like a beefed up fender. what is the thickness at the nut, and heel? i preffer jazzy/thin necks. is the neck shape simalar to fender, if not, what? radious? i have never owned and active bass. what do i need to know about maintence on them? how often do i change the battery? what are the differences in the l-2500 in case i want the 5 string? would probably get a decent quality cheapo 5 to test the waters before i made a mager purchase. i got to know that G&L tribute is not the squier of G&L, because the tribute is above $500, witch is more expensive than a couple fenders. i don't want to be disappointed and say "damn it, could have got a fender". how often does guitar center have these on stock? would be good to play it before my order. i think i will do the blue burst with maple board. what did you choose?