I've seen & played a few Laklands & I think the feel & play great. My main concers are: 1-I don't like Bartolini's 2-I don't like the MM style p/u. I've seen one on eBay (a five string) that had 2 Seymour Duncan J p/u's & passive tone controls. Does anyone know how "custom" Lakland is? Would they make a similar bass w/my choice of pick-up's & preamp? I was on there site a while ago & they don't have pics of all the models & was wondering if there were any Lakland buffs that can help. Thanks in advance for your help.