4 pickups in a Lakland??? Original or aftermarket mod?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassprophet, Apr 29, 2019.

  1. bassprophet


    Sep 8, 2018
    Do any of you Lakland owners/aficionados know if Lakland ever put out this 4-pickup version of the DJ4 (Indonesia). I'm trying to determine if this is original or an aftermarket mod. Thanks.
  2. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    Is the pick guard routed for the P pickups?
  3. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    The DJ4 is basically a Jazz bass.

    Technically it's three pickups. The two in the middle in a zigzag pattern form one himbucker pickup. It (they?) Are aftermarket. The two straight pickups are stock.
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2019
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  4. MMiller28

    MMiller28 Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2003
    Definitely didn't come from the factory with that middle pickup.
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  5. filler83

    filler83 Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Cleveland, OH
    I saw that on GC website too and wondered same thing! If anyone plays it let us know!
  6. Floppystrings


    Apr 5, 2019
    It looks like the P-bass pickup is off center a but to clear the control plate edge.

    Having this many pickups on an instrument will effect it's sound, especially the sustain.
  7. bassprophet


    Sep 8, 2018
    Thanks for the replies my bass brothers. It is a nice looking bass but I too would be concerned with sustain issues, not to mention the quality of the after-market mod.
  8. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Mod. Not original.
  9. Yep, that looks pretty amateurish, the P pickup is a later addition. I'm pretty sure I saw that on GC's website over the weekend and shook my head sadly. They'll be lucky to sell it at that price.
  10. diegom

    diegom Supporting Member

    Possibly a Stu Hamm fan???

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