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Lakland 55-64 P Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sjonesy8, Dec 13, 2013.


  1. sjonesy8

    sjonesy8

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    What's up guys! I went out looking around for a new 5 string yesterday and ran across the Lakland 55-64 vintage 5 string P-bass. I wasn't considering a P-bass initially but the more that I played it the better it felt...It also sounded amazing!

    I wanted to see if anyone out in TB land owns one of these & could share their experiences and/or thought?

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

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    Yep, I love mine!

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    Plays great, sounds great. The B is tight thanks to the 35" scale. Great sound recorded. Haven't tried it in an ensemble setting yet.
     
  3. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

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    FYI, Bass Central is selling these for $1,099 shipped through the end of December.
     
  4. sjonesy8

    sjonesy8

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    That is the exact setup that I played...vintage - maple neck - off white pick guard. It looks great as well. Thanks for the feedback!

    That's a great price as well! I'll check it out, thanks!
     
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  6. chadhargis

    chadhargis Jack of all grooves, master of none Supporting Member

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    I have two Lakland basses and love them. I'd love to have a Lakland P bass to replace my Fender Am Std P5, but don't want to fool with the hassle of selling my Fender P.
     
  7. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

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    Believe me, it's worth the hassle! :bassist:
     
  8. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

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    I have 3 Lakland 55-64 basses (2 US and 1 Skyline) and love them all!

    the vintage pickup sounds very much like a fralin pickup....I have this in my LOG bass (Skyline P bass) and in my new US 5564 PJn (pictured in my avatar)

    The fit and finish on my LOG bass is top notch!

    Here are a few sound clips of my US PJ...may sound a bit different due to the PJ configuration (V/V/T/T) but you will get the idea:

    Pick a song:

    https://soundcloud.com/basspraiser/a-horse-with-no-name

    https://soundcloud.com/basspraiser/american-honey

    https://soundcloud.com/basspraiser/walking-in-memphis

    https://soundcloud.com/basspraiser/with-a-little-help-from-my

    When you say "vintage" I assume you mean the vintage pickup....there is also a neopunch which is a bit more modern sounding...
     
  9. danclaro

    danclaro Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the sound clips, basspraiser! What kind of strings do you have on that PJ?
     
  10. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

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    anytime...I do not get to record often and MOST of the time, the recording is useless...these came out OK.

    They are Sadowsky black labels... LOVE them....there is a set on my PJ and another on my MK Dragonfly (slightly lower gage).....

    had Lakland stainless on it prior...they sounded good as well.
     

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