FS/FT: 2004 MIK Lakland Skyline Darryl Jones 5 bass in black sparkle finish.
Full Disclosure: I bought this last spring from a TB user who shall remain nameless. They were less than honest (to put it nicely) about the condition of the bass when I purchased it, posting only photos that didn't show any of the finish swirls or scratches. I didn't leave negative feedback because they agreed to refund a small portion of the purchase price, but I'm still selling this for quite a loss just because I don't really play it and can use the cash more right now for medical bills.
All that being said... I've photographed the bass as best as I can (black sparkle is a beast to try and get good pics!) and noted the flaws I see. Plenty of swirling in the finish on this one with most of the scratches (none are terribly deep) on the back. There is a pretty good scuff next to the input jack. Most of the scratches or swirls aren't plainly visible under normal playing conditions
, but under good light (and in the sun where I took these pics, they are more pronounced. Given my experience buying this one I wanted to be sure it was completely obvious.
There is an odd issue with the volume controls that was also never mentioned. With both volumes up it sounds as I imagine it should. However, with just the neck pickup volume up there is barely any sound. The bridge pickup volume control works, but it seems that all of the control is in the last quarter or so of the travel of the pot...so that may mean it needs a new pot? I'm pretty sure these are just minor issues and an easy fix, I just don't have time to mess with it these days.
I'll attach a couple pics, but the rest can be found here: http://www.sojourneronline.com/forsale/lakland/
With all that being said...I really wanted to love this one, but I think the experience just soured me on it, so I'm willing to cut it loose at a significant loss. I am selling this AS IS with the Lakland SKB Freedom style case for $850 shipped (Paypal or USPS Money Order, CONUS only).SOLD
Trade possibilities: Stingray, Sterling or Bongo 5's (+cash on my end is a possibility), Lakland Skyline P or Fender *Deluxe* P (pref 5's, will consider 4's).