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Show your LADO basses !!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jimfriar, Apr 6, 2007.


  1. Man - I always wanted a Lado back in the 80's - when I couldn't afford one. Growing up in Ontario - they were what all us young musicians wanted. Lets see your pix ! Soon - I will have my own to add !!!!:hyper:
     
  2. Mar00ned

    Mar00ned

    Jan 25, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I don't own a Lado bass, but man do they look incredible. I am also from Ontario. I think my bands drummers' dad works for Lado now. I could of swore I saw that Steve Harris Unicorn bass in his workshop. He used to work for Fender because I've seen his Fender Strat autographed by the guitarist of Iron Maiden.
     
  3. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP C.S. Supporting Member

    I always wanted a Lado bass and I used to hang out at the Lado shop on Birchmount Road (or Warden?) in Scarborough quite often when I was a kid. They were the ultimate metal basses when I was 14!!!

    I ran into Joe Lado at his new manufacturing location almost 20 years later (Pickering, Ont) and looked at his new stuff and it wasn't the same. It seems like he is focusing on $2k+ 6 stringers and I didn't really like how the new stuff looked.
     
  4. I picked this up--well, the body with its set neck, a Hamer Blitz case, & some misc. hardware--on ebay a few years ago for just under $115. I don't know any of the history, but recall that Lado had some kind of student program & wonder if this was a student project or something. Anyway, I loaded it with EMGs, nice hardware, etc. & it turned out to be a great sounding & playing 34" scale 8 stringer. It's nothing like any other Lado I have seen & hesitate to even call it a "Lado"--but I like the damn thing.

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  6. DanielM

    DanielM

    Jan 6, 2007
    Holland
    I don't own a Lado bass, almost bought one a while back but didn't have the cash. here's some pics of my Lado Guitar I enherited from my brother.

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    it plays like butter.
     
  7. Smallmouth_Bass

    Smallmouth_Bass Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2005
    Canada
    I've played a few Lado's very briefy and they all seem to be really nice instruments.
     
  8. basmartin

    basmartin

    Aug 6, 2007
    Sweden
    My recently bought Lado, I don´t know anything about it, but I think it´s a Lado Zebra Custom. If anyone has any info, please share.

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  9. basmartin

    basmartin

    Aug 6, 2007
    Sweden
  10. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Never saw one in person but I do recall seeing the Canadian band "Honeymoon Suite" using them in the 80s. I believe the bass was headless.

    Riis
     
  11. basmartin

    basmartin

    Aug 6, 2007
    Sweden
    I just can´t find any info about my bass. The previously two owners know nothing about it. I don´t even know the model name. My guess is Zebra Custom, but I havn´t had that verified. So if anyone knows something, please let me know. This bass is pure magic and I havn´t played a bass with that kind of sustain before. And it has built in overdrive that actually sounds good...
     
  12. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Never heard of 'em.
     
  13. here is my lado

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    just had it modded with an audere pre, hipshot bridge, brass nut and the neck redone. pretty solid bass. am i finally in a club now? :bassist:
     
  14. fullrangebass

    fullrangebass

    May 7, 2005
    Europe
    I remember Honeymoon Suite. Nice band.

    Adrian Davison used to play Lado basses (he even had a signature model released)
     
  15. Car Guy

    Car Guy

    Aug 22, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Hey, I'm a newbie...I just posted my hello on the introduction thread. I have my one Lado Bass that I am told is a 1981. Here are some pics if I do this right.
     

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  16. Car Guy

    Car Guy

    Aug 22, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I found a couple of close-ups
    This is a Canadian Solo 4 by the way:
     

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  17. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP C.S. Supporting Member

    The current bassist of Honeymoon Suite (Stan) almost always used an old Squire P (possibly J). He actually used the same old crappy (to me, but he thinks it is amazing) bass a few weeks ago at a gig he did with a friend of mine.
     
  18. basmartin

    basmartin

    Aug 6, 2007
    Sweden
  19. Honeymoon Suite's guitar player lived down the street from me where I grew up in Ontario!

    The music studio I worked at/taught at always had some Lado's in stock. I used to lust after them! I even remember making a leather wallet in shop class that I engraved the Lado logo ( I think it was a dove?) on.
     
  20. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Okay, it appears that every single Canadian citizen either knows, lives near, or has gone to school with at least one member of Honeymoon Suite. Let's throw some other names out and see who bites:

    Gordon Lightfoot?

    Anne Murray?

    Triumph?

    Burton Cummings?

    Sorry for the derailment but this should be fun!

    Riis
     
  21. Them and Glass Tiger!