For the sake of harmony, why is it that any who posts any sort of differeing opinion on TB gets attacked or flamed? Can't you guys loosen up a little? Why must you take everything as an insult? Why must you challenge the OPINIONS of other TB'ers? Example: i posted on a thread about buying a lakland or a yamaha in malaysia, and i told the original poster to test out a lakland incase he didn'e like them. my wording was " what someone else likes, you might think is rubbish" in reference to the lakland being purchased directly without any testing. i personally like lakland products, but what if the original poster finds that it isn't his thing after shelling ot his/her hard earned $$ on a bass he/she hasn't actually played? Anyway, someone else posted accusing me of calling the lakland garbage, when infact i was simply making a theoretical point to the original poster that he/she may think that the lakland is garbage after they buy it WITHOUT trying it first. (this is sort of beside the point anyway). You know what EVERYONE on TB, we are all adults, and we are entitled to our own opinions. But, Please read posts carefully befre making unfounded statements about the opinions of other TB'ers. BTW, if it wasn't for TB'ers there would be no TB. Edit: i just realised that i am setting a bad example by writing this post... but i just had to post it. Edit II: Fretless5verfan, laklands are indeed nice basses. i was VERY impressed by a 44-01 i played this week.