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How are the B-strings on Mike Lull's?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by taylor16, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. taylor16

    taylor16 Supporting Member

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    Simple question -- I've played a number of Laklands and love their necks and B-string tonality. Do Lull basses have a decent B-string?
  2. chris_b

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    My Lull PJ5 is great in every respect. I'm not playing my 55-94 at the moment because the Lull is so good.
  3. DanGouge

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    I tried a T5 and it sounded good, neck is on the chunky side with the 5. That may be a pro or con depending on how you like your necks.
  4. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

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    The B string on my M5V is great. I've tried a few Lull 5s and they've all had fantastic B strings. The necks on the M5Vs are not chunky back to front (they're quite slim actually) but the nut width is a bit wider than on many 5 string basses.
  5. FunkyMcNasty

    FunkyMcNasty Supporting Member

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    This is my exact experience after 3 Lull basses. Thin neck front to back, killer B.
  6. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Gold Supporting Member

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    Except for every model of Fender V string, Sadowsky, Mike Lull, and any other fiver with a 1 7/8 nut width. I'm sure there are more. Mike Lull's flatter fretboard radius creates the illusion the nut is wider than it actually is. IMHO/IME
  7. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

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    I love the feel and the sound of my Lull's B-string. Also, the neck's finish is very nice. It's finished, yet it feels really smooth and fast, like an oil finished neck. I own a 35" scale Roscoe SKB 3006 that has a thunderous, incredibly good B-string. IMHO my Lull's B-string is equally good.
  8. MDBass

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    Lull basses are killer in every aspect. Excellent B strings :)
  9. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

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    Could very well be. I never considered the possible effect of fretboard radius on the feel of the string width. By the way, not every Sadowsky model has a 1 7/8 nut (the Will Lee has a 1 3/4 nut).
  10. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

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    I've only played Mike Lull basses for a few minutes at the NAMM show but they are top quality instruments and I'm sure the B string in his 5'ers is as good as any in that class.
  11. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Gold Supporting Member

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    The Will Lee yes. It's really tricky and sometimes misleading with neck thickness, overall shape and radius come together in how it feels in your hand and overall perception. The MTD535 is closer to 1.75 nut width but feels wider than that for instance. Lots of variables.
  12. mark beem

    mark beem Supporting Member

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    Can't say anything that hasn't already been said.. The B is enormous!

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  13. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

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    :cool:

    My Lull P5 has a monster B-string.
  14. Crabby

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    I'm about to find out as I have my first Lull, an M5V scheduled to arrive on Monday. I have never owned as 35" scale bassbefore so it will be very interesting to see how the low B compares to my other 5 String basses. I can't wait!
  15. Kwesi

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    Lulls have some of the best Bs around.

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