Anyone know of any Fender Jass V - like basses with a 35 inch scale? Seemingly the only thing available is the KSD Proto-J 5 string, which I've read less than stellar reviews on here and elsewhere. I was considering building my own from warmoth, but they're not available in that scale either, and even the Sadowsky Metro's, as lovely and toneful as they are, only come in 34". Here are my considerations. We tune down a full step, so my five string is tuned A D G C F. Even using the heaviest guage strings available, this still makes for floppy strings, and we play pretty fast, technical stuff. This is fine on my MM SR 5, becuase i rest my thumb on the pickup, so I'm actually plucking near enough to the bridge for the strings to relatively taught. However, using a jazz bass with the normal Jazz PU configuartion will leave me resting my thumb at the neck pickup ( WAAAAY too floppy on a 34" scale bass ) or at the neck pickup ( too taught on either scale ) So it wold seem the answer may lie in a longer scale instrument. Sure, I could just do an odd pickup configuration and be done with it, but you TB'ers should know better than anyone, when you want something a particular way, that's how you want it, and I want a Jazz bass dammit!! If anyone has anything positive to say about the KSD basses I'd love to hear it, but does anyone know of any other 35" scale Jazz basses?