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Lakland 55-02 Low B

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by nyangsw, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. nyangsw

    nyangsw

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    Hey guys! What do you think of the low B on 55-02(55-94).
    I feel the perceived tension is a little low. Perceived tension refers to how tight the strings feel under my fingers.
    Does it matter?
  2. nyangsw

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  3. Gougedeye

    Gougedeye Supporting Member

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    What kind of strings do you use? What gauges? I have a 55-94, same scale...I use DR Sunbeams with a .130 and the B string is strong and focused. There are many string choices out there, if I were you, I'd try some different ones. The 55-02 is a very capable bass. Good Luck.
  4. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

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    I never noticed a problem with the low B on any of the Laklands I've owned (55-02, 55-01, 55-94, JO5, DJ5). What strings are you using, and do you have them string through the body?
  5. carlis

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    It's strong enough to sit well in mix.
  6. boristhespider9

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    You may want to hit either the Lakland forum here or the Lakland Owners Group on Lakland's web site. They'll answer all of your burning questions about this.

    I for one, would recommend you put on a set of DR Lo-Riders. You'll notice the difference.
  7. nyangsw

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    I use blue steel nickel and string through body.
    Should I try other string?
    Any suggestions?
  8. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

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    I always liked Lakland's own stainless strings on my Lakies, but had good luck with DR Long Necks as well.
  9. Roscoe East

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    Not as good as the same brand/guage string on a Modulus* with the same scale length, but pretty darn respectable, and firmer/tighter than the B on a lot of other similarly-priced instruments.


    *I only mention Modulus because 1) it's the Best. B-string. Ever. and 2) I happen to have a Modulus and a Lakland Skyline 55-02D and have done lots of side by side comparisons.

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