When I heard that a local store was selling Skylines, I went down to check them out. First up was the 55-02. It had a nice wide neck, just how I like them on a fiver, and felt great. The low B was clear and thunderous and the tone was excellent. Lots of versatility from all the knobs and good sustain. Next, I tried the Darryl Jones 4 string. Different animal and also very cool with a nice, crisp tone. Only 2 volumes and one tone knob but enough to keep a Jazz bass fan happy. I noticed that the bridges on both instruments were quite large and wondered if this helps contribute to the nice tone. Both basses were set up well and played great. Anyway, if I were in the market for a new bass (which I'm not I swear!) these would would be be serious considerations. I see why they get the love they do on this forum.