Neck through has a smaller body, 2 band EQ, and comes in the color jet black, which is a bonus for me. But the Q5 is a bit bigger, it says it has "Active Controls" (unlike the neck thru), and has the same number of knobs, 4, as the neck thru, so i guess it only has a 2 band EQ also. Then again EQ isn't a problem, my Ampeg will have 3 band EQ. Do you guys think the NS2000/5 or Q5 is better? Oh, the Q5 comes in Quilted Maple, but not the color I want. it's a black with weird stuff on it..but that is ok.