AKA: What's so great about Laklands? I mean, All other manufacturers have at least built a reputation as builders first, Fr'instance, Roger Sadowsky used to do repair work, So did Mike Pedulla and Mike Lull. Dan Lakin, however, was formerly an instrument dealer who came out with his own line of basses. I guess my question is, what, besides advertising up everyone's wazoo, did the Lakland people do to warrant the reputation that they have? Extra credit challenge: Try to explain Lakin's position in the industry without making an analolgy to Leo Fender or Hartley Peavey. Edit: Wrota "a" reputation instead of "the". Will C.