I bought a preowned Lull M4V on a whim. Thoughts: * Very high quality jazz bass * Light weight -- ~8 lbs., a welcome feature * The neck is a little chunkier than I thought it would be. Not uncomfortable, but it's a nice handful of neck to behold. * Minor niggle: You can see indentions on the top of the neck - ostensibly this was marring when the frets were installed. Plus you can see traces of glue around the frets. No big deal, but I haven't seen this kind of thing on other boutique instruments. It does kind of give it the "hand made" feel though ;-) * The neck wood is hard wood, which I really like. It feels really stable, but also pleasant to hold. One thing I noticed about Lakland (55-94), was that the neck wood felt "soft" - that was also a stable neck, but I like the feeling of the hard better. * The action is outstanding. Maybe this is part set up, but I think it's part bass and workmanship. It's better action than the Sadowsky NYC I had for a while ( ). * I'm still getting used to the tone. I've got the Lindy Fralin vintage single coils. I'm more used to modern tone, so these are taking some getting used to. Very raw and ganky sounding - I can see why some folks that are looking for the "modern" element from the M4V might be left wanting something from the tone. I'm going to see if I don't take to these pups, but I might try the CB Bartolini pups down the way if I don't. For now, the Sadowsky tone gets the nod. Very cool bass overall...recommended.