I've played both basses, and they were both wonderful instruments, both in sound, aesthetics (well, the Spector one upped in this one, such deep finishes), and playability. The thing is, they're different in all categories, but I like them the same. Tonally, the G&L is the best of Leo's brainchildren, on steroids. Wonderful, classic tones, from P to MM to a really fat J (varied as it is, HB's just can't quite nail the SC sound.) The Spector was superbly modern, with a great bark to it, very bright, and a good EQ. The Trib played like a 'ray, fat and comfy, and the Spector like a Soundgear crossed with a Jazz, smooooth and faaaaast. The Trib has classic vibes (who doesn't like a 3 tone sunburst on a classic Leo body?), the Spector has new school spitfire (who doesn't like the NS design with quilted black cherry top?). I'm stuck TB, between the tried and true and bright and brash. HELP! Also, the price for both is pretty equal.