I have done quite a bit of (reading) research on both, but have yet to find a Lakland Darryl Jones to play and though I have played and liked the Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass 18Volt, I have still never had them both in the same room. Does anyone have any experience with an A/B comparison? I am looking at both as a J alternative to my 2002 American Deluxe Precision Bass also the 18Volt era. Please make comparisons only to the Fender 18 Volt models. I think Fender made the upgrades early 2002? Any help would be appreciated.