Well I think now is a good time to upgrade from my current beginner bass. I mainly play modern jazz music, latin, and the occasional fingerfunk so I'm looking for a balanced sound all across the strings. I have narrowed my options down to these two basses. They're both different but I like the options each bass have and both seem to have tons of praise. Unfortunately there are no Lakland or Spector dealers around me (Any GCs around here dont carry them) so I can't judge them sound wise. So if anyone has any input, it would be awesome.