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Lakland Skyline 44-60 or 44-AJ

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by luiss451, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. luiss451


    Dec 21, 2012
    Hey I am looking to get into the market to buy a lakland cause I am looking to buy a serious instrument with great tonal variety for good price and I have heard this is the way to go.

    I am pretty set on either the skyline 44-60 or the 44-AJ, which would be best for Alternative rock, Christian rock, and also slap funkish???

  2. JTE

    JTE Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    No one except YOU can answer that for you. Me, I'd go for the 44-60 because I have the perfect active bass(es) in my US Lakland 4-94s. But I could certainly use a great passive Jazz, and my preference is for the Lakland. I suspect with the stuff you're listening to and wanting to play, that the active AJ might be more useful to you.

    If there's any way possible to try a few of each before you buy, do that. You're getting ready to spend a good bit of cash, so invest the time and energy to travel if you have to in order to let YOUR ears and YOUR hands help you make the decision.

  3. pedroims

    pedroims Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    I will go for the 44-60 and add a preamp, i used to have one with a j retro and love it, I traded it for a 55-60 passive but I will add a j retro as soon as one show up in the classified section.

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