I may be in the market soon for one of the above choices. My budget would be around $2k and the bass needs to be a 4-string. Up front, I enjoy the sounds achieved by all of these basses. They all share similar traits as well. Primarily active, 2-pickup basses, with loads of versatility. This makes my decision very difficult. One X factor is that I have never seen a Sandberg in person and therefore have never played one. I know they get fantastic reviews from their owners so that would be my one "faith" pick. One other con with the Sandberg is that a custom order would take around 10 months which means I would be scouring For Sale posts and current dealer inventories (so may be a bit limited on finish choices, though I am not too picky overall). Today I found a new Stingray Special locally that I tried (for the first time) and really enjoyed. Construction felt as good as any bass I have tried in the past and the ergonomics/weight were fantastic. The Stingrays are a little more limited in total options compared to a Sandberg though. Several months ago I played a USA L-2000 at a local shop as well. Really enjoyed that bass though I remember it being a little heavy. Couple other cons include limited availability of finishes (unless custom ordered; not sure on their turnaround times compared to Sandberg) and they are harder to resell (though I dont worry about this too much). What I'm hoping to find are first hand experiences from people that have owned at least 2 and hopefully all 3 of the choices above. How would you compare these choices from a perspective of construction and fit/finish? Versatility of sounds? Thanks in advance for any feedback!