Am i going to regret this?Lakland vs. Fender

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BASSMASTER105, Apr 10, 2012.



    Jul 16, 2006
    I have a trade in the works and i am getting cold feet.My 55-02 for a deluxe fender v(MIM) and a moderate amount of cash.The cash would help me finance a new rig but i just cant help but think i will have alot of remorse and not be happy with the fender.I have played it and it is a decent bass just concerned the honeymoon wont last.Thoughts?
  2. I very much prefer the Lakland over the Fender. It comes down to personal preference but imo, the Lakland is so versatile, looks better, sounds better, feels better. Plus they have great customer service to always back you up. The new rig thing might be cool in your situation but personally I'd keep the Lakland and just save up for a rig later. Just my little opinion :)
  3. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    Man I'd jump on that trade in a heartbeat....if I were the other guy.
  4. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
    Yea...I wouldn't do this trade either.
  5. MattyH


    Jul 20, 2010
    Long Island
    I have to strongly advise that you not make this trade.
  6. chadhargis

    chadhargis Jack of all grooves, master of none Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    I own both a Fender Am. Dlx. V and a 55-02.

    Hands down the Lakland has MUCH more tonal versatility. It's my go to bass. I have the Fender set up "vintage" with flats for an old school vibe, so I don't use them for the same purpose. But when the Fender had rounds on it, I played it side by side with the Lakland and I can honestly say, the Lakland is the better bass.

    That said, my Fender is WAY better passive than the Lakland. I love the vintage tone of the Fender running passive.
  7. sj_bass

    sj_bass Supporting Member

    May 23, 2010
    Long Beach, CA
    Proudly Supporting Moody Leathers

    Sorry, but I wouldn't trade my 55-02 for a dozen mim's... Ok, maybe a slight exaggeration, but still.
  8. Dug2

    Dug2 Guest

    Sep 24, 2011
    i think we have an answer.

    +1 to keep the lakland
  9. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    How much cash? For what's it's worth, I had a 55-02 briefly and I didn't like it. Traded it for a JO5. Much better fit for me. I also have a 55-01 I like better than the 55-02. I don't think it's a bad trade if you net a significant amount of cash in the trade. Good thing about Fenders is they can be upgraded if it's not up to par!
  10. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    I think the majority speaks...and I agree....keep the Lakie!


    Jul 16, 2006
    300.00 Im gona have to follow my gut on this one!
  12. I don't like the 55-02 or 55-01 so I'd take the 300 plus the Fender V in a heartbeat.
  13. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Ewww.....that's all? Yeah, follow your gut! You can do better trades!
  14. edgaroviz

    edgaroviz Guest

    Aug 8, 2011
    I never liked active fenders, they sound shallow and lifeless... try one before you trade.
  15. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    ^ this....
  16. Please keep the Lakland cause you will regret it.
  17. htt

    htt Guest

    Mar 24, 2012
    Keep the Laki young fella!
  18. Evil Undead

    Evil Undead

    Oct 31, 2009
    Don't do the trade!
  19. nubs


    Mar 1, 2005
    call it off while you still can!!! NOW
  20. gt96g

    gt96g Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Philly Area
    keep the lakland