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SOLD FT (Maybe) US Lakland JO Chi Sonic Prototype

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by lowendmafia, Aug 2, 2013.


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  1. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia KENNY WHEATON'S GONNA SCORE!!! Supporting Member

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    This is THE Lakland Joe Osborne used to record the Chisonic sound clips on the Lakland website and it is the first Lakland JO with Chisonics. I could be wrong, but I believe these are the first Chis made in this type of casing. Originally owned by Ian Allison, I bought it from LPCarter, who bought it from Ian. I really do not want to do this, but I sorta want to test the waters to see what is out there.

    Here are the soundclips: http://www.lakland.com/ac_j-sonic.htm

    I am in need of a good active Jazz bass. I have a Valenti on order, but due to certain circumstances it will be a little longer than I anticipated. I have several amazing passive Js in my arsenal and this is the only one that was not "built for me," also, the only one without a matching headstock...

    I honestly love this bass, but tried it with a preamp and it was not really what I am looking for. The Chis sound better passive (IMO).

    This bass is literally one of a kind because it has the prototype Chis in it, I have owned other basses with Chis, and these are different, straight up. I have 4 different PGs for this bass, the white it came with, matte black, black silver sparkle and a gold sparkle (sorta stripper thong gold). I also have the original Lakland case and all the candy that goes with it.

    What I am looking for:

    A Boutique Active Jazz-style bass, like a Nordy, Valenti, etc. We can do + or - cash either way for the right deal. Preferably in a bright color with a matching headstock. I might also consider another Lakland JO in a pastel color that I can drop a J-retro into. I would prefer a full size J body, but will not rule out a dinky if the bass is right. I am not really interested in Sadowsky either, just not my thing.

    I might entertain selling for $2200 shipped CONUS.

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  2. lpcarter

    lpcarter Supporting Member

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    O snap!!! this bass is incredible. Amazing amazing neck, and yes...something about those chis are different...
     
  3. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

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    Whoa. That is sweet.

    Stripper thong gold. Lol. Maybe Fender should offer this color?
     
  4. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

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    Those soundclips totally make me want this bass...but I know my fingers don't "sound" like that. :meh:
     
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  6. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia KENNY WHEATON'S GONNA SCORE!!! Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the offers, not quite what I am looking for to trade this bass. I might be open to other boutique basses, maybe even certain 5 strings that I could tune E-C. Thanks!
     
  7. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia KENNY WHEATON'S GONNA SCORE!!! Supporting Member

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    Edited with new Pics to show different pickguards.
     
  8. Jaymi

    Jaymi Pink Bass Man Supporting Member

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    Time for another BLUESMAN
     
  9. jamminology101

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    those look like clay dots...which goes along with the stacked knob theme. I bet that thing has some awesome low mid growl. Bump
     
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    Man that has more pickguards than I do socks...lol bump again..
     
  11. lpcarter

    lpcarter Supporting Member

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    I believe it's actually BEM (I was the 2nd owner of this beast)

    But let me tell you about that neck. It feels...SO GOOD.

    Also, I've never ever received as many compliments about tone as I did with that bass.
     
  12. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

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    Love those BEM dots. Not sure about stripper thong gold. Lol. But the other pickguards look great.
     
  13. funk7856

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    man, this looks killer.
     
  14. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia KENNY WHEATON'S GONNA SCORE!!! Supporting Member

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    Might entertain a cash sale as well. $2200.
     
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  16. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia KENNY WHEATON'S GONNA SCORE!!! Supporting Member

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    PMs and Email returned. Thanks
     

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