Here's the dilemma. Thanks to Music Rising and the donors to hurricane relief, we musicians of the Gulf Coast have been blessed with a free credit with Musicians Friend. I had decided to get a 60th Ann. Jazz for several reasons. S1 switching, commemerative features (should be collectible in a couple of decades, so I can leave it to my daughter since I'm 54), reinforced neck etc. So I'm all set to order tommorow or Friday and lo and behold I see M.F. now has the Lakland DJ4!! This bass also has features I like but have never played one. I do know the weight can vary from 8 to 10 lbs. and I prefer a light bass but I really like every thing else I can see on the web. I've read some of the threads on these but am looking for fresh opinions to help me decide. Is the neck slimmer than Fender's? Is it heavy? Do you like the sound? ....etc. I'm a Fender guy from way back. I still have my '64 P Bass and a '95 MIM Jazz which is my main player. Any input will be greatly appreciated!!