Recently i have come to find that i love the looks, sound, and playability of fender,lakland,sadowsky style basses.
So i went into my local music store the other day and got handed a Lakland DJ-5 by one of the guys behind the counter, all because i picked up a fender J bass. It felt amazing so i started doing some research when i got home and realized that it was 35" scale. Normally i can't play 35" scale basses but this one for some reason felt fine.
I'm currently stuck between a Fender American Deluxe 5 and the Lakland DJ-5. I know fender recieve lots of endless praise, but for what im going to be using it for (first 4 years of music school) which bass would be best? also my budget permits that i can spend extra 600 on a fender but is it really worth it?