Today I learned an important lesson about assumptions
Today I made a trip up to Elderly Instruments for fun, and to check out some basses since I'm in the market. I go every winter with my guitarist, and it's well worth it.
This time, there wasn't anything in particular I had my eye on or wanted to try out; it was more to pick up every bass I could and see if one stuck. Previously, I had seen a used Lakland Bob Glaub signature model on their site, and I sort of wrote it off and never gave it much thought because it's Asian made. My thought process was, "how good can it be? It's just another Asian instrument." Too, I had my mind set on an American-made bass for my first "big-ticket" purchase.
Anyway, moving on. When I entered the showroom, the Lakland caught my attention immediately, though it took me a second to realize what it was. I picked it up, and right away the neck felt amazing and sat in my hand like nothing else ever had before. It was light, very very well put together, and beautiful. I couldn't see anything that was obviously an example of cutting corners to save money. If I had the money in hand, I would have walked out with that Lakland.
While I am pleased to have discovered Lakland, I'm also confused because I like Fender style instruments and I really wanted a real Fender as my next purchase. However, I played at least six different Fender Precisions, ranging from 1970s models to the current American Standards, and not one of them really spoke to me. It's almost disappointing.
Anyway, that's my story, and I not only learned an important lesson today, but I also discovered an entire brand to consider that I've never had first-hand experience with before.
"Loneliness is a power that we possess to give or take away forever" - Yes