Hi, I bought a Lakland 55-02 deluxe by faith without trying it. After I got the bass, I am pretty satisfied with it but there is something that gets me irking. Perhaps it's due to feel of the strings as Lakland basses come stock with the strings going thru the body. The tension and feel are "funny" to me and not really to my liking especially when I slap on it. I tried lowering the action of the bass but the feel is still not right as compared to my Yamaha BB1500A. What are your take on this matter. Does stringing thru the body alter the tension and feel of the strings. I have also heard some players swear by having the strings thru the body. Fellow TBers with basses that have string-thru body option, pls vote your preference if you would forgo this option and string conventionally i.e thru the bridge or would your string thru the body.