Oh my God, I've never played a bass like this in my life. Neck is absolutely awesome, B string is crisp and clear (like a piano), The growl puts any Rics or warwicks to shame, sorry folks, I've played em both and owned a RIC, this is just fact. The versaitilty of this bass is really what blows me away, I can tune in literally any sound I want and then some. Truly an amazing bass !!! On a side note, What settings do you lakland owners use. Currently all my knobs are set on flat, my toggle switch sits towards the bridge pickup. Any other suggestions or favorite postions?