I'm a long-time guitarist who has recently gotten into bass just to try something new and also because two friends of mine needed a bass player to complete a once in a while jam session. Anyway - I don't have too much time to play/practice but wanted to get a pretty good bass to practice/jam on. I initially bought a Stingray 4 but returned it because I wanted more versatility. I recently ordered a MIA Jazz that I am to receive tomorrow (got a pretty good deal on it-$850). Anyway, since I am not a full-time musician or bass player - I'm starting to think that my money might be better spent on something cheaper like an Ibanez or a Lakland 55-01. Probably all the quality I'll ever need in a bass plus I'll still have $300 left over from returning the Fender Jazz to spend on either a decent practice amp or other non-musical investments. On the other hand - it would be nice to have a Fender Jazz in the collection. Any thoughts on the quality/sound of the Lakland? I play mostly rock, blues, and a bit of Jazz.