If your into putting a little effort into (flipping toggles, and turning knobs) the L-2000 offers about any tone you can want. If your not into that, then the J-Bass is the way to go. I have both Basses, IMO they are both winners. Good Luck.
@Thunder_Cloud Thank you. I’m a little nerdy when it comes to those things and I really like all the different sounds you can get out of it. I adjusted everything on both basses myself and that made a huge difference. I have a question for you if you have both basses: I have never used flatswounds and I ordered a set. Would you put ir on the G&L or the Squier J-Bass? On the G&L it could help to reduce the metallic sound of the humbuckers that I don’t like that much. Otherwise all the options are really cool. From videos I have seen on the j-bass the flat wounds sound really cool. What do you think? Thanks in advance!
I put a set of Ernie Ball cobalt flats on both, and I’m very happy with the results. I agree with you. If I had to choose, I would suggest the G&L. Again there is no wrong choice fturczynski.
As @terb suggested, it seems you already have your answer in terms of tone and playability.
The humbucker has a particular sound and you seem to not like it (and it’s totally ok, it’s a matter of personal taste), and that sound it’s being emphasized by nickel strings (G&L stock strings are nickel strings I think).
Probably you could get some warmer sound with nylon strings… …but is like adding 2 extra wheels to a bike and expect that will work as a car imho.
If you like the J-Bass sound, go for it, you can always add more basses or replace one if you change your taste in the future.
I think I’m actually experimenting and learning. I love the G&L. It’s quality is evident, it’s feel is great! I wouldn’t give it away that easily. I’m too inexperienced. I just couldn’t say no to getting a set of GHS flats and I can’t make up my mind if I should try them out on the Squier J-bass or the G&L. BTW, the G&L has Ernie Ball’s Super Slinky Rounds in 45,65,80,100. Thanks and Greetings!
After a mayor adjustment the G&L feels like a completely different bass. Loving it! Fretting is as soft as on the J-bass. Now I can really feel the difference between the necks without feeling that one is harder than the other. I hope I learn how to play bass as fast as I learned how to do a complete setup. Figures!
Congrats. Learning how to do your own setups is so important. The playability difference can be huge, and if you can do it yourself, no need to drop $50 twice a year (or more).