Since I have to wait til after NAMM to my get 55-02, I decided to buy a 55-01 from an out of state store. I had a recording session tonight, and as I was leaving, the UPS guy was pulling up, so I took it out of the box and put her in the car, and headed for the studio. I decided to record the first track with the Skyline. After listening to the playback, I recorded ALL of the tracks with the Skyline! Enough of the "Which budget bass should I get?" threads! Here's your answer right here! Dan nailed it! GREAT bass! Mine is natural with a maple board, and an upgraded US Bart system. Nice, tight B string. I think Dan has F'ed up the curve for budget basses!