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I love my Lakland Skyline 55-01

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by audiomitch, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. audiomitch

    audiomitch

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    I recently picked up a Squier Jazz 5 for cheap on Craigslist and was considering selling my Lakland. So I gave it another run and fell in love all over again. The Squier is surprisingly good, but the Lakland is definitely a step up (what a surprise). Guess I'll keep both :D

    Anyhow, I made a hard rock test song featuring the Lakland Skyline 55-01.

    You have to wait a few seconds for the little player to pop up -

    Try Again Song
  2. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

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    Love mine too!!!
  3. mmbongo

    mmbongo Supporting Member

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    Great basses, and rival most 'boutique' basses after a pickup and preamp upgrade.
  4. madbassplaya

    madbassplaya Supporting Member

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    I've got a Valenti (35 inch scale and 19mm spacing coming) and I'd like to pick one of these up as a back up.
  5. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

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    Yessir! I love mine!
  6. bgartist

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    +1!!

    I've had a 5501, 5502 and a DJ5 and the stock 5501 is my favorite. I wish I still had it.
  7. JasonLamb

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    i just used my 55-01 on a job this weekend and even with 3 year old dead strings, it freakin ruled..i liked it so much that I am getting a 44-01...left eq flat...plugged into a gk 800 thru a ampeg svt410hlf and didn't worry about a thing.
  8. RickC

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    Funny how you can usually pick up a used 55-01 for almost half what a similar 55-02 will cost you. I've been tempted to grab one of these more than once.

    /rick
  9. Art Araya

    Art Araya Supporting Member

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    Excellent playing on Try Again! Love the aggressive tone you got on there too. I have a 44-01 (upgraded pups and preamp) and don't get this tone...
  10. RickC

    RickC Supporting Member

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    Yeah, forgot to mention, great clip. Loved the playing, loved the tune, loved the tone you were getting.

    :bassist:
  11. Smokin' Toaster

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    I sold mine, and I wish I still had it. With my Skyline Scheff 5 and DPLE-II getting most of the playing time, I figured I didin't need it. Of COURSE I didn't need it, but I sure do still want it from time to time.
  12. mikecd1

    mikecd1 Supporting Member

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    Liked the clip! Love my Lakland 5501. With the coil switching and electronics upgrade, I prefer it over the 55-94 I had a few years ago. Same tight B string and very versatile electronics. the stock were not bad and I used them for a while, but opened up a lot of tone thru electronics upgrade which I've read many folks have tried.
  13. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

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  14. nukes_da_bass

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    Great clip! Sounds like a tube amp and sounds like you played with a pick?
  15. nubs

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    i think you should keep playing that Squier jazz 5er, and i will take that old 5501 skyline off yer hands for ya! PM me with details.........the sooner the better

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