Plucked this L5500 beauty straight out of the classifieds. Thanks to poman for a nice deal on it! The L5500 is considered a bastard stepchild by some G&L purists because of the EMG pups and pre. Compared to my recently departed L2K Trib, I find myself liking the tone of the 5500 just a little bit more. Go figure. Thanks again to poman. He's a standup seller and a nice guy too!