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FS: Lakland 55-01; sunburst, rosewood board; upgraded Glockenklang pre

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Perytion, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. Perytion

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    Up for sale is my Lakland 55-01 in a beautiful sunburst finish and a rosewood fingerboard. I'm the original owner, bought the bass new in 2002. It's a Korean made model.

    I know I have no feedback here on TB (this is my first sale), so I'll try to describe the condition of the bass to the best of my ability. It's a great bass, I just don't play a 5-string these days. So I want this bass to go to a good home, and I want whoever buys it to be happy with their purchase.

    This bass feels great in your hands; Lakland really makes some amazing necks! The fingerboard has very little wear and the frets are looking good. The neck is straight and comfy. The action may be a little high for some (I prefer it that way), but that can be adjusted pretty easily. No fret buzz unless you REALLY dig in hard. I installed some new Lakland medium gauge nickels about a month ago.

    The finish is very nice. There is a little bit of players wear, but no major gashes or gauges. Just some little hairline scratches on the surface of the finish, and a couple of pea-sized dents that don't go through the finish. There are, however, some blemishes that go through the finish around the control-holes; this happened when I installed the new pre-amp, but these flaws are not visible at all because they are covered by the knobs.

    Electronically, the bass has some issues. I upgraded the pre to a Glockenklang 3-band (which I bought new from a fellow TB'er), which is a huge tonal improvement over the stock MK1. I think I didn't ground it properly, however, as the bass emits a considerable amount of noise when you're NOT TOUCHING the strings or bridge, etc. When your fingers are on the strings the noise is gone. Again, this is probably a grounding issue, and could probably be fixed with a little know-how.

    The pups are stock Bartolini MK1's. Ships in a SKB hardshell case.

    I'm asking $550 shipped conus, but I might be willing to negotiate a little. Please feel free to ask any questions!

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    Thanks for looking!
  2. Gecko 5

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    Nice bass, with a nice upgrade.
    Nice price too
  3. Perytion

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    Thanks for the thoughts Gecko 5!

    Sunday night bump.
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    I hate Xmas... Takes all my money... Any other month of the year this would be over.
  6. Perytion

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    I know what you mean. If it were any other month, I wouldn't be selling ;)
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    If I sell my bass in time, I'll buy it for sure !!! Very nice bass and nice price !
  9. Perytion

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    Sounds good. Just out of curiosity, what are you selling?
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    An American Standard Precision Bass, 1996. It's hard to sell cauz the previous owner added a bridge pickup but so close to the bridge its almost on it ahaha !
  11. Perytion

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    That's too bad about the weird pickup routing. GLWTS.

    Oh, and an update for everyone: I'm driving down to California today to visit family. I won't be back until late on Tuesday, so if I don't respond to PMs right away it's not because I'm ignoring you. I just won't be checking my email much while I'm away.

    I'll update this thread when I get back.
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    Thanks man ! GLWTS to !
  13. Perytion

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    Back from California bump!

    All PM's responded to. There may be a deal in the works, but for now this bass is available.
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