Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JAUQO III-X, Jan 19, 2014.
Dan Lakin will be at NAMM next week and he will have a J and a P bass at the Epifani bass amp booth.
I look forward to checking them out. I met Dan years ago and had a nice chat. It'll be cool to see him again.
I can't imagine those being anything other than top shelf...
Look forward to seeing Dan again and checking out the basses.
Played them both. Very impressive!
I have some of the p bass, he took the j bass to another booth on sat
Well. What are you waiting for? Post them! lol
Photos here, well just one
Soooo what's different between these and Indonesia Laklands besides a headstock change and no mention of Plek?
Is it just me or do they look very similar to Fenders?
Oil Finish on Back of Neck
- All USA made Hipshot Hardware
- Bone Nut
- Graphite Reinforcement in Neck
Convenient Wheel Truss Rod Adjustments
Skylines have satin necks, licensed Hipshot hardware, a delrin nut, standard truss rod adjustments, and only the fivers have graphite rods. It's also implied that the Lakin basses will have more finish options, though I don't know what they are yet.
Hmmm....it says "engineered and designed in Chicago."
Street price of $1199
Both of those comments suggest to me that those basses are made oversees, like the Skyline models. I'm not saying that's good or bad, I'm just sayin.
Yeah makes me think it's a $1200 imported bass with upgraded hardware. ...sort of dangerously close to getting a US made instrument in that range.
I'm miffed. From the picture that was posted the head stock look more like the
SX basses head stock than the Fender head stock........I'll to see and play one before I judge it.
Seriously -- he's calling them the Osborn and the Glaub??? Did they "go" with him when he sold Lakland? Also, why create confusion with all the current Lakland Osborns and Glaubs? It's like the "Sterling by Music Man" v. Music Man Sterling controversy/confusion.
I guess I also hoped he'd do something more original rather than give the appearance of seller's remorse.
All the signature models went away when Dan sold Lakland, basically. The Jerry Scheff model had already been discontinued--cool basses for sure, but they didn't sell many. Darryl Jones had already left to give it another go with A basses; that venture didn't work out so he eventually came back to Lakland post-Dan. Then Dan got Bob and Joe to go with this new company of his.
Does anyone happen to know if Dan plans to produce USA-made versions of the Glaub and Osborn?
Every USA-made Lakland I have owned has had a neck that is the absolute bomb. None better IMHO. And yes, I have owned US Lakies that were made when Dan still owned Lakland. Those necks......oh those necks!!!
I hear "eventually" a US line will follow....
These basses are made on Korea....I have not seen any of these BUT I have played another instrument which came out of the same factory and it was very well built.
As for the price point....it is not much different than skyline pricing....and they do have US hardware.
Like I said I have played one yet....
Hope too soon
That would attract my interest!
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