After trying a whole bunch of stuff, I have pretty much decided my next bass will be a Lakland, either a 55-02 (made in korea) or a 55-94 (made in USA). I have tried them both, I haven't been able to tell a sound difference. Am I turning death ?! The finish of the back of the neck was different: mat on the 55-94 and glossy on the 55-02 (which made me almost prefer the 55-02, but that's probably that's because this is what I am used to). Is it always like this? I found the neck is a bit chunky, but that did not bother me, I found playability was great. Anyone has experience with one of these 2, or both? The choice is between a new Korean version with a hard shell case upgrade, and a used American one. Haven't decided yet. Any comment apreciated. Thx.