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US Lakland 44-51 #1

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Tom P, Jan 18, 2014.


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  1. Tom P

    Tom P Supporting Member

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    Gonna put this out on the market - Time for a change.

    Serial #1 of the US series and it is a pristine and superbly built representation of Lakland bass craftsmanship.

    This bass was unveiled at NAMM 2011 and is featured on the Lakland website.

    Swamp Ash slab body with a trans blonde finish, it weighs 9 1/2 pound. The neck was developed with input from Hutch Hutcherson and has a nice fat vintage feel in terms of depth but features the thinner 1.65 width. It is quarter sawn rock maple with graphite reinforcement bars - super stable.

    Bone Nut - Birds-eye fretboard with ebony dots.

    Reverse geared vinatge stlye Hipshot tuners with factory installed D Tuner option and this adds a great degree of flexibility on the fly.

    The pickup is a custom in-house build and has a great vintage voice and although its a single coil, its dead silent - no humbuzz. Volume/tone controls.

    Chrome pickup cover and thumb rest add to the look.

    Includes white Lakland hardshell case.

    Certified check or money order preferred.

    I would trade for a US Lakland Joe Osborne.


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  2. Tom P

    Tom P Supporting Member

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  3. overbybr

    overbybr Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Holy George Takei!

    Or in other words...

    Oh My!
  4. lpcarter

    lpcarter Supporting Member

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    Soooo cool!!!! GLWTS
  5. Laklandfan

    Laklandfan Supporting Member

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    Wow, I didn't think lakland made single coil p basses. The only 44-51s I've seen were split.
  6. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

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    Hutch ordered on "on the spot"....or so I heard...

    Laklandfan: They make single coil pickups in US versions only - and only "on request"...

    I would love this bass...except for one "defect"...it is missing a string....

    the bass sounds GREAT and feel comfortable....I had the pleasure of playing this one at Tom's house a while ago...

    PS - stellar seller as well....Tom is one of the "GREAT guys!"
  7. Laklandfan

    Laklandfan Supporting Member

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    Do you know if the neck is unique to this bass or the standard for the 44-51?
  8. lpcarter

    lpcarter Supporting Member

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    The 1.625" width is standard for this one. Maple on maple is standard as well. You can custom order 1.5 or 1.75 if you want on the USA model...but...the 1.625 is too sweet to pass up :)
  9. Laklandfan

    Laklandfan Supporting Member

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    I know, you're not helping my GAS. I'm trying to come up with funds.
  10. Big String

    Big String Supporting Member

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    Hi
    What is the most apperent difference of the single coil compared to the split pup? Also, do they buzz since there is no hum canceling or is that built in maybe stacked? This is beautiful bass although I'm leaning toward a alder/rosewood P or PJ. I also like the fact that its not a 1-3/4 which too wide for my ergonomics. Any where near NW Indiana?

    thanks.
  11. Tom P

    Tom P Supporting Member

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    Hi I'm in SE Ct. As I indicated in the post it's dead silent, which was really important for me.
    Don't know if it is stacked but it was custom-built by Lakland in their shop for this bass.
    It's hard for me to describe the differences between the split Coil and the single coil.
    I would say that it has a medium to medium-high output with a very nice punch.
    As the pick up is in a maple and at configuration it has a bit of snap to it. I would also say that this is not a bright base as I don't really care for that tone but I certainly wouldn't call it dark.
    Hope this helps.
  12. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

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    Still here?

    You only have one chance to own number one folks....

    This bass is really sweet...
  13. lpcarter

    lpcarter Supporting Member

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    For real. Get this outta my feed ;) I'm having trouble every time I click this dang link...
  14. Tom P

    Tom P Supporting Member

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    Thumb rest is ebony wood - not plastic.

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  15. Black Bart

    Black Bart ••• Kinetic Shadow ••• Supporting Member

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    I know this bass well, plays wonderfully. Neck is quite comfortable, yeah I know, a lot of people say Lakland necks are comfortable, but this one is even more so. Even though I prefer J width necks, the 1.625 didn't bother me a bit, just felt "right" in the hand. GLWTS Tom!

    Great guy to do business with here folks.
  16. Tom P

    Tom P Supporting Member

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    Note perfect alignment of strings over pole pieces and ebony fret dots.
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  17. Tom P

    Tom P Supporting Member

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    Formal outfit - pickup cover -

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  18. sandwich5027

    sandwich5027 Supporting Member

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    Bump for a nice guy who answered a lot of my questions!
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    Holdsg Supporting Member

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    free bump for one of the best guys on TB

    And Uriah Duffy can flat-out play!
  20. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

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    Bump for a heckuva guy!!!

    ...and a KILLER bass...

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