...than my Lakland? (I'll keep this in point form as my usual posts are WAY too long). - I have a Squier DJAV (totally stock except for a BAII) and a Lakland 5501 (again, stock) - 5501 went into the shop; had to use the Squier. No effects, as my board was disassembled - straight into the amp. - Both bands commented on the tone of the Squier and its ability to cut through. I must admit, I liked the tone better myself. More low end, growlier mids, better overall tone. Feels great to play (but not as good as the Lakland, of course). - WHY DOES MY CHEAP INDONESIAN SQUIER SOUND BETTER THAN MY 5501?!?!?!? I always bring both to a gig (with the Squier as a backup) - what kind of statement would it make if I played the Squier and had a LAKLAND as a backup?!?!? I would feel pretty stupid leaving the Lakie on the wall while I played the cheaper bass... Just wanted ya'll's opinions... Thanx!!!