I have never been able to lay my hands on either of these instruments, but I have heard and read nothing but great things about them. I have decided to take a little x-mas cash and try to make a nice down payment on one if I like the feel and tone. Bottom line how much of a difference is there sound wise between the two??? I know the 01 has the Bart soapbars and MK1 preamp, and the 02 has a Bart MM and J-style pups with a different preamp. Also, if you were gonna make the choice between a G&L Tribute L2000 or a Lakland Skyline 44-01 what would you go for??? I know it is real up to the individual, but since you don't know my style just tell me why it would fit you better Thanks ya'll!!!!!!