I'm trying to decide which five stringer to go with. It's down to these two. Unfortunately I don't have access to either one. I bought and sold a Peavey Cirrus 5 Bubinga/Walnut after playing it for a couple of weeks. It was an incredible playing bass but the tone was too modern sounding for me. I like some modern tones but I also love FAT vintage tones which the Peavey couldn't produce. I have read good things about the Lakland 55-02 & the L2500. Both seem to be fairly versatile basses. Sonicly what are the differences between the two? The G&L would be the Tilia/Ash version w/Rosewood FB the 55-02 would have Maple FB. By the way I play fingerstyle and with a pick. No slap.