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Fakland Joan Osborne

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by hover, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    Hey gents, I decided to create a fun "homage" piece out of my "vintage series" SX Jazz, and since the headstocks are *similar* to Lakland shape, I thought it would be a fun riff...anyone interested in seeing pics once I finish the headstock? The logo, so far, is hilarious.
  2. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    here's the logo to start, and of course Joan Osborne being the "what if God was one of us" singer...close to Joe Osborn, of course.
  3. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    Of course there will be other "mods", as I'm putting in new pups and crafting an egg-shaped bridge plate...I gig this thing like crazy, and people "in the know" I think would find it funny.
  4. oh wow
  5. The Dave

    The Dave

    Jun 23, 2006
    Canyon, Texas
    Sounds like fun. I kinda feel the same about my chicken head knobs. Most people wouldn't think twice about it, but it's a cool little "in joke". By the by, Joan Osbourne was one of the artists who sang with the Funk Brothers on Standing in the Shadows of Motown, and she's really pretty good. I was pleasantly surprised by her take on (Love is Like a) Heatwave.
  6. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    Ah, that is one of my fave documentaries...I saw it in theater, and luckily found it in the bargain bin at Wal-Mart for 5 bucks! Levert's cover of "I'll be there" kills me.
  7. Yes definitely, pics please. :)
  8. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    no pics, no bass, no bass, no mods... you know the rules :D
  9. buffordbass


    Nov 11, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amps, Lakland Basses
    Gotta see the pics.. and make me an extra headstock label while you're at it. I was doing a similar thing... a FLAUB... Fender / Glaub combo. My P-bass with a Fralin pick up in place of the original....
    I like the FAKLAND too, ...
  10. Pics for sure! Yeah, I noticed my SX headstock was similar to Lakland's... and as someone who's been interested in making a "Tender Frecision" logo just for the fun of it, I like the Fakland idea as well. :D
  11. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    Flaub....Tender Frecision...I am laughing my butt off over here.

    Oh, and yeah, I know the rules, as soon as the headstock is done, I will post pics.

    I will get another logo made, it's gonna be real "ghetto" just photopaper, as my headstock is gonna be black, just lemmie know.

  12. Eilif

    Eilif Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2001
    I think that's hilarious. I have a Decade'ish bass in the works with a t-40 neck, dual darkstars, and a mahogany body that's a cross between a wal/sg/decade. If I didn't like the Peavey logo and pinstriping on the headstock, I might consider puting a "fakland" on it.

    As it is, I'm a big t-40 fan, so asside from a light deglossing, the headstock will remain unmolested.
  13. RTL

    RTL House Chicken Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Round Rock, TX
    Whenever I order pizza, I use offensive fake names.
    So, are any of these Faklands getting FLEK'd or what?
  14. buffordbass


    Nov 11, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amps, Lakland Basses
    ... groan....
  15. [​IMG]

    Gotta remember what font I used for "Tender"...

    The "Strafocaster" was for a guitar that still has a blank headstock.
  16. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Sarcasm: Just ONE of the many services I offer! Gold Supporting Member

    Tender Strutocaster would work also! Depending on your preference strafe or strut!

    Dan K.
  17. register2


    Nov 15, 2003
    It's like the real name but the spelling's different!!!!
  18. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    Yeh - we know and I am not offended YET!!!! BTW - post some more pics...that is a sweet T-40 Decade!!!
  19. I like this one

  20. chicago_mike


    Oct 9, 2007
    Chicago - LA - Rome
    Endorsing Artist : Genz Benz
    You stole my idea! I already am making a 2nd neck for my fakland! Bill Dickens Jaquo and some other cats were at Lakland with me when I came up with the name. I have lakland pups and eq in a squier thats getting a 35" neck.

    I even went as far as fakley! I was going to add some peavey stuff too!

    Great minds copy alike!

    I can post piccies of the whole ordeal.