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American P-Bass Deluxe V or Lakland 55-02

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Psalm98Bass, Nov 2, 2003.

  1. Psalm98Bass


    Dec 31, 2000
    What's the better choice? Tonal qualities? Overall better playing bass. Looking for a good rock bass that has that thump floor shaking bass or can go to that rock growl. Just would like you opinions on both.
  2. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    They're both excellent basses, and I own versions of both (Fender American Jazz Deluxe V, American Jazz Deluxe V FMT and Lakland 55-94 Deluxe). I've also played the 55-02. I'd give the edge to Lakland. Better construction, Bartolini pickups, more versatile overall.
  3. What's the string spacing? Are both basses the same?

    I have pondered this same question and since you have both can I ask you a few questions?