I had the chance to check out one of the Lakland hollowbody basses (while picking up my HexaBuzz). The first thing that stood out was the incredible candy apple red finish, one could get lost in that. The neck pickup is right up to the neck, almost Gibsonesque (placement and sound). The bridge pickup is about in the 'sweet spot'. There are volume and tone controls for each pickup, a preamp switch and a pickup selector switch. The neck pickup gets (quite) a bit more "hollow" sounding than the bridge, but both offer useable and interesting sound and work well together in the center switch position. The amp and cabs were an SWR 350X and a pair of Son of Berthas (1x15), basically flat, and it seemed to like that setup. These are definately worth a look if you are looking for a hollowbody electric.