hey! i post very little in the bass forum, but i do post in the effect forum, but anyway, this is a bass review! after being robbed and lost my fender jazz and warwick fortress 1 i had the mission to get a new bass, and since i was going to California and in Uruguay there is almost NO market for professional basses, i told myself to get a warwick, cause fenders appear more often here (or in the neighboor country). i went to guitar center, sam ash, west L.A and a couple more music shops, and all warwicks i founded were thin sounding corvettes or 5`s and 6`s (i play 4`s). i got to a place called truetone on santa monica, which didnt had warwicks, but had some musicmans, so i said "why not try one?". tryed some but no one did convince me. i was a little dissapinted for not finding any bass until i saw a lakland hangin onthe wall. never tried a lakland, all i readed about was in forums and the interner. so i plugged in and WOW. It is a 4-94 with rosewood fretboard, MM and jazz Bartolini pups, 3 band EQ, vol and pan, pull the vol knob for pre-bypass. it costed 1850 dollars used, that was about the max money i was planning of spending, and since retail is 3700 i went for it. so after 5 days of playing it all day here in uruguay with my SWR rig my veredict is: 2 thumbs up! EXTREMPLY VERSTIL, and on each sound i dial, it can sound exelent! GROWLY-PUNCHY-WARM-ROUND-SlapHappy-AGRessive. and is VERY confiortable to play!!!! the only complai i had was that when you bypass the PRE it had a big volume drop......... unitl someone here told me that it has a TRIM pot in the electronics!!!! so i lower it and when i switch active to passive the vol remains the same. also found 2 switches in the electronic cavity that can make the MID control boost or cut other frequencys, making it a "pseudo-parametric" EQ. i am totally happy with my new bass and recommend it totally for almost eveyone! +1 for Lakland!