Here's the scoop. Im a 16 yr old that plays in a few bands and have been playng for about 5 yrs now. Im in a jam band, an alt. rock band, and a funky jazz band. I have a MIM jazz with a badass bridge and dimarzio ultra jazz pups. I love this bass but have been itchin for a 5 string. I want a quality bass, not a 5 string that i bought because i had 50$ in my pocket. I would probably have to sell my jazz to get the nicer 5 string. I really like the looks of the laklands and have heard really good things about them, but have not played one yet. I have also owned a few ibanez pieces that i have been happy with and would consider an ibanez. Just let me know what direction i should take or if i should just be happy with my almost perfect jazz.