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SOLD Feeler: Incredible Lakland 55-02 Deluxe w/OHSC - mint

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Vic, Dec 6, 2005.


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  1. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    SOLD!

    Dead mint, except for a little bit of very minor typical superficial surface stuff from fingers, can't even capture on camera it's so fine. Rarely gigged, kept in smoke free environment. This is as close to new condition as any used bass could be outside of turning something around as soon as you got it.

    Lakland OHSC, got it new with the bass, but have never used it, so absolutely NEW condition.

    Hand picked by The Groove Shoppe, and I do think that made a difference. This thing's tone is HUGE, and the bite out of that MM pickup allows you to play on stage at lower volumes and slice through ANYTHING easily. Currently strung with MTD 135x stainless strings, taper'd B, awesome action thanks to the Chicago shop's finishing work. Full USA Bart electronics and graphite re-enforcement bars standard on these jewels just exactly like the full USA 55-94 models.

    Check it out:
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    More pics:
    http://www.thegrooveshoppe.com/Basses_In_Stock/Lakland/Lakland_55-02.html

    I figure replacement cost for me at current cash pricing today with shipping and the case would be about 1500, but I'd like to see around 1000 "obro" for it. Anyone interested?

    EDIT: Someone asked about the weight. Looks like about 10 pounds... same as my Geddy J.
     
  2. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    Hey, I should clarify one thing, I'm really not interested in any trades. I love this bass, and will only part with it for cash to support the new project. Otherwise, I'll just keep it.

    In other words, the point is not that I want to exchange this bass for something different, it's that I need cash. To be honest, I never even thought I'd be doing this.

    Thanks for lookin'.
     
  3. JoshB

    JoshB A great man is always willing to be little. -RWE Supporting Member

    Dangit Vic!! I just got another stingray! Why do you do this to me? ;)

    Bump for a great guy and a gorgeous bass!
     
  4. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    Wow, beautiful. I don't know my Lakland prices, but I'm guessing that's an amazing price for a mint one. Too bad I ain't got any $$$$$$.
    :bag:
     
  5. Larry99

    Larry99

    Aug 17, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    damn, I've been gasin' for a Sadowsky MV5 but your 55-02 looks pretty sweet... and it'd be less $$$$ ...hmmmmmmmmm.
     
  6. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner at Mo's Shop - Tech at Nordstrand Supporting Member

    May 25, 2003
    Studio City+Redlands, CA
    Endorsing artist: Nordstrand - Genzler Amplification - Sadowsky - Dunlops Strings - DR Strings
    Hey Vic,
    I'd like to know how much it weight....
    Thanks.

    Mo'
     
  7. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    I'll weigh it tonight and put it in the main post. This is bass has an Ash body, which is part of where it's tone comes from. It's not the heaviest bass I've held, but again, I wouldn't call it light either.

    With a comfort strapp, neotech strap, or moody, however, the thing balances so well you won't notice. I'm not a big person (5'9") and I don't have any problems with it.
     
  8. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    There's a feature these have, which is not widely talked about, but I find VERY nice. Inside the control cavity there's a two position mini (dip) switch that allows you to select 250, 500, 700, or 850 as the mid knob's boot/cut point. Default is 500, but I currently have it set at 850, which I like a lot better. This is a very cool feature.

    The volume knob is a push-pull active/passive control, but in passive mode, the gain goes way down. However, not enough to underdrive any decent amp's pre-gain section, and you still have volume, pan, and the switch (MM coil splitter) control, so still lots of sounds.

    These things are loaded with features.

    Oh, and one more thing, for those that don't know, these are "wide" 19mm spaced at the bridge, and with all that space between the J pickup and the neck, they're a slapper's dream (with a tone to match). They also narrow down quite a bit as you get towards the nut, so they don't play like a wide bass, which is great for folks with smaller hands like myself.
     
  9. opium89

    opium89

    Jan 27, 2004
    I'll give you $900 for it shipped. I can buy a new one with case for about $1250 at Basscentral. Write me if interested...I am in Phoenix...

    opium89-at-hotmail.com
     
  10. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    Are you sure? I checked with them before posting and they show their sale prices as 1230 withOUT a case or shipping. However, I am considering your offer seriously.
     
  11. JoshB

    JoshB A great man is always willing to be little. -RWE Supporting Member

    Hey Vic...seeing that it's christmas time, you could always give me a present...say...this bass for example! ;)
     
  12. opium89

    opium89

    Jan 27, 2004
    Very Sure... But I've bought ALOT of stuff from Beav over the years and don't even want to think about how much money I've spent with him =) Regardless, $900 should be pretty reasonable for a nice used one. Let me know, I can do Paypal if you like.

    Are those photos when it was new or did you do them up special for the post? I was looking for Cherryburst but I kinda like the tobacco...
     
  13. About the gain going way down, there is a small dial in there, that brings down the volume of the active setting, making the active/passive settings almost the same volume.

    Just thought Id add that in.

    And by the way, if this bass had a rosewood fretboard, it would have been gone this afternoon when it came up on here. Great price on this thing, someone needs to buy it.

    Dave
     
  14. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    Ok, I trust you. Yes, those are the new pics, but trust me, it looks the same, otherwise I wouldn't have used those pics.
     
  15. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    Yeah, but then the problem is, it's way softer than the rest of your basses. I almost always take a pair of basses to a gig, and I don't like to have to make such large changes from bass to bass.
     
  16. kulasterol

    kulasterol

    Jul 17, 2003
    PM sent
     
  17. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    SOLD!
     
  18. purfektstranger

    purfektstranger

    Apr 10, 2003
    Canada
    hallelujah......I am surprised it lasted as long as it did! Gorgeous bass.
     
  19. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    Yeah, I REALLY hated to sell it, will surely miss it, but at least in this case, the end will justify the means. :)
     
  20. karrot-x

    karrot-x Banned

    Feb 21, 2004
    Omicron Persei 8
    Damn!

    All I have to say is DAMN!

    I wanted this, and could have finally bought it!

    DAMN!
     



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