I did a search on this topic and came up empty, so here it goes: I am fairly convinced I want a 5 string Lakland as my next bass. Looking at the 5502 versus the 5594, are there advantages for one over the other? I understand the major difference is in the quality of the neck, so how does that affect the overall tone or playability? I have read up on the differences between the Bartolini and LH3 pickups, and I think both would meet my tonal goals, although I am slightly partial to the Bartolinis. I also understand that it is better for re-sale value to buy American Made, but buying a bass with re-sale as a consideration seems counter intuitive for me. I only have 3 basses, and I intend to keep the Lakland for a long time. Right now I can get a brand new 5502D for $1500 and an almost identical 5594D for $2400. So, why should I spend the extra $900? Any input would be greatly appreciated!