Im looking at these 2 basses, used they are generally available case and all for about $700 (Casady) and $800 (Lakland). Ive done searches with inconclusive results; most owners are loyal to what they have. Ive read that overall the Lakland Skyline is a better instrument because it has more usable tones, and is more comfortable to play. That makes sense, considering 2 PUPs and the contoured body. OTOH the Casady is lighter, and has serious tone and vibe, with variations available due to the output switch. What Im really looking for is a 34 scale bass that played fingerstyle will get me close to the 60s round thumpy sound (please, no P with flats comments, Ive got plenty of basses that can cop that vibe, I want a double cutout hollowbody for visual effects). I dont need a variety of tones; Ive found that in any given setting, I just need to find 1 good tone that will sit in the mix. I have plenty of EQ available to sculpt the tone to simulate tonal variety. All that said, has anyone out there owned them both, or used them both for gigs (I dont care how well they record, thats not what I do)? Given the closeness of cost, and the fact I have no access for ABing them, much less gigging with them, thats the input I need.