Lakland Skyline Hollowbody or Godin A4 Fretted?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by stephen3547, Mar 8, 2014.


  1. stephen3547

    stephen3547 Supporting Member

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    I am going to treat myself to a new bass for my birthday next month, and I've narrowed it down to either a Lakland Skyline Hollowbody or a Godin A4 fretted, but I can't decide which one would be best for me. I've chosen these two because I love hollowbodies and semi hollows

    I want a bass that sounds full, bright, and clear. I would be using the bass in a post rock band with a lot of chording, tapping, and leads. I want the bass to have an exceptional clean tone and sound good through distortion, reverb, and a whammy.
     
  2. stephen3547

    stephen3547 Supporting Member

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    If anyone has tried either of these basses please let me know what you think of them.
     
  3. AlexanderB

    AlexanderB

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    Our band shared stage (?) a few times with a band playing old hard rock (70s Black Sabbath etc). Their bass player uses a Lakland Hollowbody.
    If I were to describe its tone, I would say "velvet wrapped wrecking ball". It was smooth, dark, not much definition, a little bit of deep growl and a very satisfying bottom range.
    It worked surprisingly well, sitting below the three guitars.

    It is not the bass you want, I'd say.
     
  4. stephen3547

    stephen3547 Supporting Member

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    Thanks. I've heard mixed reviews on the tone, so I had to ask
     
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