Okay, as the title says, I've been a Fender guy since high school (30 - cough, hand covering mouth - 5 years ago). I've gone from P to J. Only last year did I venture into active electronics and a 5th string (which still most of the time ends up being a thumb rest). So since I'm getting adventurous in my advanced age, I've been toying with the idea of going to something with the MM humbucker. Yesterday I went to the only G&L dealer in Puddle-town, and tickled their inventory. I also stopped by gui**** Center and played some Music Man's (Music Men?) just to get a feel for the humbucker but in comparing the two, I definitely prefer the G&L. Let me also say that I'm also an upright and a fret-less player so old school definitely describes me. So on the aesthetic side, the ASAT really appeals to me. I would really dig a semi-hollow but it looks like the only finish MF is carrying is blue burst and sun burst so I'd have to custom order. (prefer either butterscotch or natural). But since I'm a "keep it simple" guy, the surprise for me was an L1500. I like the idea of one pup (remember I started out as a P player) but with the active electronics and the switching it seems a bit more versatile than Fender but not as much as the ASAT. Also noted that while lacking the "vintage vibe" the L1500 body was more comfortable that the ASAT. Also, I hate neck dive and while I didn't get to strap up the ASAT, I could feel that may be an issue. After that long ramble, can you G&L experts point me in the right direction? Thanks.