Lakland great instrument but ...I HATE THE SHAPE OF THEIR BRIDGES

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  1. los100malditos

    los100malditos

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    Call me crazy but, I just HATE THE SHAPE OF THEIR BRIDGES i know they are great basses but i HATE THE LOOK OF THE BRIDGE ... anyone feels the same, -i just hate their oval shape- it just ruins the look of the rest of a great instrument...
  2. Nashrakh

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    I think this goes in the basses sub amirite...

    My gripe with the bridge is that it would be near impossible to put a bridge cover over it unless you make one yourself. As a cover addict basses always feel naked without them...

    Not a dealbreaker though imo.
  3. Holdsg

    Holdsg If its got strings, and sings, I'm interested Supporting Member

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    it's part of their trademarks, and one of the things that makes it immediately recognizable as a Lakland. If you don't like it that much, don't play it. Lots of other good choices out there.
  4. AllForYourDelig

    AllForYourDelig

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    Personally I really dig the look. I think it works well with no pickguard.
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  6. hover

    hover

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    If it's a matter of make-or-breaking a purchase, geez, just change the bridge to one of your liking. Pretty standard, really.
  7. blindrabbit

    blindrabbit Supporting Member

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    I love the bridge so much that I'd consider buying a Lakland just for the purpose of having a bass with that bridge on it. Seriously.
  8. AtomicPunk

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    The body is asymetrical and it makes me crazy. It doesn't look like the strings are in the middle of the body. But I owned and played one for a while, very nice bass.
  9. MarkusBass

    MarkusBass Markus Orange loves you. Supporting Member

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    Personally, I love it.
  10. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Supporting Member

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    Wrong forum
  11. Bert Slide

    Bert Slide

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    I love the oval bridge. I just got my first lakland yesterday but it wasn't the bridge that sold me. It's a Skyline Jazz with blocks/binding and it just sounded better and felt better than any bass in the store, including the US made Fenders.
  12. chuck3

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    me too ...

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  13. b_ryceeeee

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    I think the the bridge makes it look that much more interesting and personally i love it.
  14. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    I don't mind it.

    Trust me...go play one and you won't care what shape the bridge is.
  15. hover

    hover

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    If you get one, I will swap you the equivalent replacement bridge of your choosing to use the oval bridge on my SX Fakland.
  16. AcridSaint

    AcridSaint ベーシスト Supporting Member

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    +1 with this offer. I love the Lakland bridge, wish I could get a similar aftermarket bridge for my upcoming project.
  17. capnsandwich

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    I think the shape and the mass of the bridge is what makes Laklands such a solid instrument. Yeah, the oval shape isn't something you see on any other basses but hey, at east they're not Trabens. Now that's a bridge that would be a deal breaker for me.
  18. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle Supporting Member

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    Love the basses, hate the bridge...... also don't like the 35" scale....... to each his own......
  19. jgroh

    jgroh Supporting Member

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    Hate to say this but I agree with the OP. I just dont like that oval bridge but thats just my opinion.
  20. cfsporn

    cfsporn Banned

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    I like the Lakland bridge. It one of the easier bridges to intonate (*ahem ahem* Rickenbacker, Spector, Gibson), and it is quite unique. I wonder how much it weighs compared to other Fenderesque bridges though. I also wonder if a replacement bridge can be dropped in.
  21. DwaynieAD

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    I've seen Lakland basses that I thought were gorgeous until I saw the bridge and I've seen Lakland basses on which the bridge was just icing on the cake. for instance it looks awesome in post 11

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