SOLD Early USA Lakland Decade w/ Dark Star Pickups

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by 16notes, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. 16notes


    Dec 18, 2005
    image.jpeg Very rare early production USA Lakland Decade w/ the coveted Hammon Dark Star pickups

    $2450 shipped in the lower 48

    -Lake Placid Blue
    -Highly figured Flame Maple neck with Rosewood Fingerboard
    -Upgraded with Pearl Blocks and Binding
    -Passive setup V/V/T
    -White pickguard
    -Original Lakland Case (G&G)
    -8.6 pounds!

    -Bass is near mint / 100% original with no modifications
    *one small indentation on back-not through finish- and few tiny blemishes on headstock end

    -Case excellent/mint condition
    *few small scuffs

    This bass is killer and delivers in every aspect. Hate to let this one go, but grad school tuition is knocking.

    Thanks for looking!

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    Last edited: Mar 4, 2017
    Fred312b, mpdd, marcray and 6 others like this.
  2. These are incredible basses.....I own serial #6 and wouldn't trade it for anything...seriously!
    Kevin Ellis likes this.
  3. 16notes


    Dec 18, 2005
    Thanks for sharing your insight and experience with these wonderful instruments Hillside! I agree and wish I could hold onto this one.
  4. jbl71004

    jbl71004 Supporting Member

    Jul 28, 2006
    Charleston, WV
    I have number 19. Black with matching headstock. Darkstars. No dots on fretboard. Love my Decade! Also, used to have the exact same bass as this one except with chi-sonics. Wish I had never let it go. Killer bass. Decades are way underrated.
    GregC likes this.
  5. 16notes


    Dec 18, 2005
    Agreed great number of tones available. Switching btw flats and rounds is like a whole new bass. So versatile.
    jbl71004 likes this.
  6. SJLee

    SJLee Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2007
    Whoa! That's a beauty. Is this a jazz width neck?
  7. lpcarter

    lpcarter Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    Minneapolis, MN
    These basses do have a very comfy jazz width neck!
  8. 16notes


    Dec 18, 2005
    Lpcarter is correct! Jazz width neck and this one has some nice flame maple figure to it.
  9. MrAtomic

    MrAtomic Friendly Robot

    Dec 29, 2014
    Wash DC
    Hi 16notes,

    Just sent you a PM about the Decade. Also, please accept a digital hug from me, as another person scarred by graduate school. I recently finished up my doctorate and am readjusting to the real world. It's... a little weird. Like taking your sunglasses off on a bright day.
    ukulelelab, 16notes and sneha1965 like this.
  10. 16notes


    Dec 18, 2005
    Thanks for the kind words! PM replied.
  11. marcray


    Nov 28, 2006
    Englishman in Oyster Bay, NY
    Aging Former Bass Player
  12. ukulelelab


    Apr 14, 2013
    Is it still for sale?
  13. 16notes


    Dec 18, 2005
    Yes sir still available.
  14. Marcel M

    Marcel M Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2012
    Montréal QC
    Awesome bass guitar !
  15. spufman

    spufman Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Central CT
    Killer 'wanna have one someday' bass, right there!
  16. Roll123music

    Roll123music Guest

    Feb 19, 2017
  17. Roll123music

    Roll123music Guest

    Feb 19, 2017
    Beautiful bass. Would you mind providing me with the year and serial number? Thanks!
  18. toothguy

    toothguy Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2007
    Is this still available?
  19. toothguy

    toothguy Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2007
    PM sent
  20. 16notes


    Dec 18, 2005
    Yes still available, all PMs replied. Thanks for the interest!