For under $1,000... I have been playing around on quite a few basses and am still looking for a 5-string that has the tone I am looking for. I am about to start playing bass in a rock band but still play a lot for my church. I have always admired Jonesy's tone and wondered what recommendations you might have for basses to try out. I've never been able to play on a Lakland so I can't comment on them. I'd love to know. I love the tone of the MIM RI Jazz basses. I just can't seem to find a ballsy vintage/modern jazz tone. I wasn't sure how to search for this so if someone has some suggestions for topics that might have already covered this, please inform me.