Lakland and Sweetwater made my weekend!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tdfriday, Jan 28, 2014.


  1. tdfriday

    tdfriday

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    So I celebrated my 40th birthday this weekend, and my wife surprised me with a Lakland DJ5. The one that I've been gassing about for weeks. The only reason I didn't get it myself was because I was looking for a used one, since the new one wasn't in stock anywhere.
    My wife, called Lakland directly. They told her that they didn't have the LPB in 5 strings. When she explained what she was trying to do, Leo at Lakland told her he'd make it happen for her. She had to purchase it thru a third party vendor, so she got Jeff at Sweetwater to handle the logistics, and ordered it for her. I usually purchase from Sweetwater and they're great at communicating a sale. He made sure to keep this one a secret!
    I got to tell ya, I'm not one for surprises, but I couldn't be happier with this one! Thanks Lakland and Sweetwater for coming through for my wife.
    Tdfriday
  2. Junk420

    Junk420

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    That's fantastic! My lovely wife has been hording away a bit of cash at a time and surprised me last week with a down payment on my new Dingwall NG2. We are lucky men!
  3. aparker82

    aparker82 Supporting Member

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    How awesome!

    I love dealing with sweetwater, Dustin over there always takes care of things for me without a hitch.


    That's awesome your wife got you a great bass! Throw up some pictures!!!!
  4. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

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    Pics or it never happened!
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  6. TXLawDawg

    TXLawDawg Put some stank on it... Supporting Member

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    Awesome! The DJ5's are really great basses, enjoy!
  7. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

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    Excellent, congrats! Leo is a great guy, as is the rest of the Lakland crew.

    I concur with the others, please post pics. Also, feel free to post up in the Lakland Owners group thread, and also to come join us at laklandowners.com for more Lakland info and fun.:)
  8. JonDark

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    What a cool story all around. An amazing women you have to do all that for you, and all the other folks involved.

    Congrats (and Happy belated B-Day) Looking forward to the pics.
  9. lomo

    lomo passionate hack Gold Supporting Member

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    DJ5 is my favorite "J5", with a close second going to the Elrick NJS5. Great bass....and an amazing wife! Keep 'em both.
  10. boristhespider9

    boristhespider9

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    Further evidence that it's all downhill after 40!

    Congrats and photos please!
  11. tdfriday

    tdfriday

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  12. tdfriday

    tdfriday

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    I must say that the lakland is a well-built instrument. I am totally impressed with the quality of the bass and the excellent playability.
  13. jjk2007

    jjk2007 Supporting Member

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    Very nice!!

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