I am gassing HARD for a white/tortoise SB-2 that I played at a local shop the other day. It's a US model and they're listing it for $1150. I'm driving myself nuts trying to figure out how to pay for it. It's a small shop and though they do offer layaway, they don't finance (as in 6 months same as cash). I don't want to do layaway and I don't want to put it all on a card. I called them and asked if they do trades and they do. So here's my issue. I offered up my Geddy Lee Jazz. I bought it in March of 06 and it is in really good shape. I replaced the tuners with Hipshots, as well as a Hipshot Detuner. I have Dunlop straplocks on it. I bought it for $650 or so. I'm thinking that he'll give me about $500 (if I'm lucky) and then I have another $500 to make up. I'm hesitant to sell the GL just cause it's a GL. I used to have an American Deluxe J but traded that years ago. However, I have the same issue with the GL that I had with the American: I can't make that thing sound good to me no matter how hard I try. I don't know if it's a personal preference thing or what. I played my Sterling this weekend at a show and it sounded KILLER. I have a mid-90s ATK300 that also sounds KILLER. I played that SB-2 over the weekend and almost wept with joy it sounded so full, round and tasty. I plug in the GL and kind of do this: . I've been lurking the G&L boards for many days now. I used to own a L-2000 but sold it; it was just way too much bass for me. I've been reading all about the G&Ls and I've decided it's time to get back in the family. Well, I guess I'm going to do it. I don't play the GL that much anyway and, to be frank, didn't like how it looked on me (so vain!). I'll be checking in tomorrow after the possible transaction. Cheers!