I just played both of these basses this weekend and could have the opportunity to acquire one of them in a trade. I'm curious what the jury has to say between these two basses. I've never really played either for long periods of time. Both basses sounded good to me in their own way. You could get more sounds out of the Lakland which I liked. The Q5 had a great sound and the graphite neck to me is intriguing. Both are very good and I'm just curious if any of you that have owned these basses could say what was good and bad about each.