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Lakland US 44-60 (Joe Osborne) with 44-94 neck

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Holdsg, Oct 27, 2012.

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  1. Holdsg

    Holdsg Supporting Member

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    This is a 2012 US-made 44-60, which we all know better as the Joe Osborne.
    You're all familiar with the specs, the only thing different about this bass is that it was ordered from the factory with a 1.6" neck width, same as the 44-94, so its not the classic 1.5" jazz-width neck (but its not a franken-anything either, it was made this way on purpose).

    Lakland single coil pickups
    Stacked V/T pots
    Pickup cover
    Graphite reinforced maple neck, rosewood fretboard with birdseye maple dots
    Average weight, I'd say right at 9 lbs.

    I am the second owner of this bass, previous owner said it was played for 5 minutes.
    Not sure I can vouch for that, but its in mint condition, no major dings or dents, sounds like it supposed to.
    Condition 9.975 out of 10 (how's that for precision, 3 decimals, baby)

    Asking $2000 shipped within North America. Will not ship outside NA, sorry.
    Includes newer tweed Lakland hardcase (brown fur inside).
    No trades considered at this time.

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    there is an area on the neck that looks like a ding, but it is not, just different coloration of the wood.

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    just a streak from the flash, not a gash in the backside:
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    Bump for a good guy and what looks to be a hell of a bass.
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    Holdsg Supporting Member

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    thanks man.
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    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

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    +100000...Gary is a GREAT guy to deal with...and this bass looks killer....a new one would be much more and this is as "new" as it gets without the "new" sticker price (I just looked and these are listed at Bass Central for $3100 to $3300)

    good luck with the sale Gary...
  5. Holdsg

    Holdsg Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the kind words and support.
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    Wow. J-bass with a 1.6" neck = best of all worlds.
    Unfortunately I think I have too many J basses already :meh:
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    But you don't have a 3ts with stack knobs and a 1.6" neck, do you? ;) I'm getting really good at justifying purchases these days. Probably not a good thing. Haha
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    +1 bump for a great seller and awesome bass. I'd be on this if it was a standard jazz neck. glwts!
  10. Holdsg

    Holdsg Supporting Member

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    Thanks man.
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    Curious: are those Hanson single coils? And how do they compare in output to active pickups? Or to other passive pickups?
    Thanks
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    Holdsg Supporting Member

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    I would not characterize them as weak, but for sure they are vintage. I've had several basses with these Hanson single coils on them. They are vintage sounding, much like Lindy Fralins or Fender standard jazz pickups. These are not as high output as the chi-sonic pickups, which I am also very familiar with. Those provide a more aggressive jazz tone.
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    Holdsg Supporting Member

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    And it's not just me saying this. Here's a quote yesterday from the Lakland Owners Group thread:


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    Holdsg Supporting Member

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    Holdsg Supporting Member

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    Thinking hard about swapping pickups to hum canceling Js and keeping it. Maybe a J-retro.
  16. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

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    Man. I love this one. If my '78 Jazz would just sell...
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    Holdsg Supporting Member

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    Yep, we all have basses we need to sell. GAS is not kind.
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    p0k I play the bass and design things. Supporting Member

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    wish i could grab this
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    Holdsg Supporting Member

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    that would be swell with me as well.
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    Ah my old friend....here to tease me with this beauty. Beautiful bass, love the wider neck. I may consider selling Darth Vader for a shot at this. MAY I said. Hey...do you still have the quilted maple?
    And BTW the DPLEII is insanely good!!! I'll be jealous if someone else gets this gorgeous bass but don't hesitate!!! Awesome bass brother to work with. I
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