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Lakland 55-64 P Bass

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

  1. sjonesy8

    sjonesy8

    Jan 4, 2011
    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

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    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

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    FYI, Bass Central is selling these for $1,099 shipped through the end of December.
     
  4. sjonesy8

    sjonesy8

    Jan 4, 2011
    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!
     
  5. chadhargis

    chadhargis Jack of all grooves, master of none Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    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.
     
  6. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Believe me, it's worth the hassle! :bassist:
     
  7. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    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...
     
  8. danclaro

    danclaro

    Nov 26, 2007
    Princeton, NJ
    Thanks for the sound clips, basspraiser! What kind of strings do you have on that PJ?
     
  9. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    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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