well, I was looking for a second bass in search of an alternative sound to my MM sterling bass, something cheap yet reliable, beautiful and versatile, and finally I have two finalists: a deluxe fender quilt-top jazz bass 4 string/with sm basslines an active system (unknown origin), and a lakland skyland 55-01 korean five string. the thing is, does anyone know where this jazz bass comes from? is it japanese, mexican? I have,n't found nothing about it on the internet! I've heard pretty good things about this skyland basses, but I'm leaning towards the fender, it's just that I don't want to buy a bass I haven't heard from before... please, give me some light! thanks a lot! take a look at the pic, isn't it gorgeous?