I'm new to the forum and have been playing bass for about 15yrs. I currently am desiring a 5 string jazz bass. My Lakland 55-94 is great but sometimes I just can't dial in that "J" bass tone. I'm looking at either a Lakland USA JO5 or a Fender Custom Classic 5, both will probably be ordered sight unseen. Does anyone have any experience with either of these two basses? I can testify to the Lakland's low "B" string, awsome, but sometimes wonder if the "controversal" 35" scale would kill the "J" tone you get with a 34" scale, like the Fenders and Sadowsky's. I've read lots of Talk Bass threads and look forward to the response.