I have been looking and playing all sorts of basses and these two are my favorites. I am also loosly considering the Lakland 55-02 but I have not had a lot of time to spend with one of them. I am looking for a good strong tone and I play mostly blues and rock to heavey metal stuff. what would you recomend. I know they are all different but they all have qualities that I like and they all seem to play and sound real good for me. what one do you think would have the most long term appeal. I want to get something I will keep.