I had a chance to play both today, side by side. They really are pretty different tone wise. Of course, the L2000 has much more possibilities of sound, but I can't get it to sound like a L1500. On the L2000, the neck, and neck-bridge combination sound good, especially, IMO, in passive parallel, or passive series. The bridge pick up, on it's own, just doesn't sound right to me, especially when played finger style close to the bridge. If you play closer to the neck, then its not too bad, but still I don't really like the sound of the bridge p/u on its own. The L1500 on the other hand, even though its quite aggressive, sounds much better, IMO, than the L2000 with the Bridge pick up. I know the L1500's P/U is farther from the bridge than the 2000's. I wonder how a 1500, with an added neck P/U would sound. Also, does the 2000, in a full rock and roll band situation, cut through everything as well as a 1500?