I finaly received (after some problems with UPS) my new Lakland skyline JO5 today. The bass has a swamp ash body with a maple neck and a rosewood fingerboard. Pickups are Lindy Fralin. I played the bass for about an hour so far here at home, I haven't tried it in my rig or with my band yet. So this is a very preleminar review! The bass is not very heavy but its not light weight either, maybe around 9lbs. The sound it relatively bright for a passive bass with a rosewood fingerboard but it's still quite warm. The E string sound HUGE! The B string is ok, it's not the best I've heard but it is still pretty good. The finish look great, I haven't spot any problem with the finish so far. My only 2 problems will be cheap and easy to solve. The volumes controls...Everything happend in the first quarter of the range. Also, the tone control is not very effective. The sound doesn't change much. Anybody have an idea to upgrade those? I don't know anything about pots. I will probably ask the luthier to install the new pots along with a push pull volume that will bypass everything and maybe a serie/paralel switch. here are some pics.