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Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Mrfstop, Jan 20, 2012.

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  1. Mrfstop


    Jan 26, 2006
    New York
    FOR SALE ONLY = No Trades please :)

    I just picked this Lakland Skyline Jerry Scheff signature bass up recently.
    I fell in love with the amazing tone these Scheffs have.
    The tonal variety is truly impressive!
    It is passive or Active and sounds great in both modes.
    This bass will cover just about everything.
    You will be truly blown away!
    This Skyline was one made in Korea.
    And the build quality is VERY VERY near that of the $3,500 US Laklands!
    I know I own several US Laklands to compare them side by side.

    These Jerry Scheff editions are very scarce!!!
    They did not make them for long.
    Jerry moved on to other pastures, so they dropped this bass from production.
    Which makes it that much cooler!! RARE basses!!

    This one actually also comes with a Lakland hard shell molded plastic case with the Lakland name on it.
    Normally Skylines do not come with hard cases.
    So this is a sweet bonus!! :D

    The neck plays super smooth and fast!!
    The rosewood has beautiful grain to it.
    The overall condition of the bass is honestly close to mint...I would give it a mint - only due to some playing marks on the black pickguard...and a few very light playing marks on the chrome pup cases from string contact, nothing bad at all!!
    Thats about it really..

    It comes with two custom made pickguards by Jeannies who makes the lakland US pickguard for the factory.
    One is black and on the bass...the other is white.
    Both come with the sale.
    They alone are $50 each!! and the hard case is also a added value that is thrown in!!

    NOW you ask WHY sell it so quickly?

    Well I found a mint US super rare Lakland Scheff.
    So I am letting go of this to obtain THAT!! :) :)
    Plus I now have 3 gold laklands...
    So I am selling this one for those two reasons :)
    Someone will score a rare and hard to come by bass for a killer deal!!
    This will not last long...many people look for these basses.

    The FIRM price will be set at: $850.00 PLUS shipping to your US location in the lower 48.
    If you are east of Chicago shipping should be approx. $55.00
    If you are west of Chicago, figure $60-$65.00
    I will use UPS ground and insure for paid amount.
    We can determine the exact shipping once I get the buyers address and check the UPS site.

    Paypal and overnight bank checks are accepted method of payment.



  2. What's the sound like with those soap-bar pups, say, compared with the Bart Mk-1's?
  3. Mrfstop


    Jan 26, 2006
    New York
    Thanks for the interest...
    I have no clue compared to barts...none of my laklands have barts.
    maybe ask over on the lakland owners group thread here? and I am sure Markus or Doug will know for SURE :)

    I can say, this bass has amazing sound. And a lot of variety!
    Much more so than pretty much most basses I have owned.
    The pre amp is killer.
    This bass thinks it is a much higher priced bass.

    For the price I am asking it is a GREAT BASS DEAL! :hyper:
    Just passing on a great price that I recently obtained.
    You are close too. Boston?
    The bass is just in upstate, NY 3 hours away :)
  4. Dayum, you know I want this...
  5. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
  6. Rumblefisher


    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    lipstick not soapbar. I'mresponding via phone when I get home and have a proper keypad I'll respond in detail. Long story short the pups are unique. Scooped, full sounding.thebridge can get very snarly and the neck pickup does a really great unique p tone.
  7. Mrfstop


    Jan 26, 2006
    New York
    Yep, I do know :)
    I recall ya posting on the original thread when this popped up when I purchased her...
    I am just passing along the super fair price to everyone, that I had gotten.
    I waxed it up and polished the frets and oiled the board.
    I put a new set of $35 EBMM Hybrid slinkys on it.
    Played it for maybe an hour in my home....And now here she is up for grabs.

    It ISSSS on feebay as a buy it now...and on the LOG site too.
    So if anyone wants it better jump on it...
  8. nervous

    nervous Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2010
    Beautiful Central, NY
    Thank goodness (for me bank account) this does not have one more string...GWLS!
  9. Black Bart

    Black Bart

    Sep 11, 2010
    If this were black and fretless I would definitely have to jump on it. Good luck with the sale.
  10. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    yup...these things are growly and snarly!!!

    Dan...whatcha up to now????

    :D :smug:

  11. Mrfstop


    Jan 26, 2006
    New York
    I hearz ya....not everyday a minty gold scheffy shows up for sale for a LOW price on talkbass, ehhhhh????? :D :D :D :D

    Someone needs blow the lock off their credit card and snag this baby before she goes POOF :ninja:
  12. Mrfstop


    Jan 26, 2006
    New York
    Happy NFL Championship Sunday FUNday bump! :D
  13. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    No more NFL for me this year ( :( )...HOWEVER!

    I can tell you that if you like snarl and growl, you will LOVE this Scheff!!! I have a US model that is the growliest bass I have!

    it has been said that the Skyline Scheffs and Skyline HBs are as close to US Laklands as you will get without paying the extra bucks.....food for thought!
  14. Mrfstop


    Jan 26, 2006
    New York
    Yep Lipstick pups...
    and gotta say these pups are amazing!!
    Truly tone monsters.
    They will give off such fantastic tone.
    From snotty and snarly to mellow and woody.
    You name it you got it with this bass.
    I am only selling this due to getting another Scheff in the USA model.
    A very VERY rare Scheff that is calling my name.
    After playing this one for a week, I KNOW I will love this other Scheff.
    So off I go in that direction.
    These are killer killer basses!
    And this one is ONLY -------- $850!!!?????
    And whatever it takes to ship it to ya :D

    Buy it, before someone else does and you are bummin ya held out :(

  15. Mrfstop


    Jan 26, 2006
    New York
    Thanks for stoppin by....
    Sorry she is not a 5 banger....but some lucky 4 string player is going to score a very cool hard to find Scheff :D :bassist:
  16. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Oh man.....

  17. Mrfstop


    Jan 26, 2006
    New York
    Thanks Black Bart!
    This is the best bang for the buck bass for sale on TB ( IMHO) ...hands down!
    Scheffs kick major tush!! ( And are super rare! ):ninja:
    And this is one super clean example of one in a killer color!!
  18. Mrfstop


    Jan 26, 2006
    New York
    Thanks for stoppin by Doug.
    Super diverse basses.
    The go from the snotty growly personality to mellow and chilled out.
    This bass can do EVERYTHING and do it all really well!!:bassist:
    ALL for only $850.00 plus shipping to your home folks :D
  19. TheLarch

    TheLarch Supporting Member

    I LOVE my CAR Scheff! Free bump for a special bass at a great price!
  20. Mrfstop


    Jan 26, 2006
    New York
    I hear ya...this scheff is as close as a person will get to the $3,500 new price for the US version.
    Actually they stopped making the scheff...so there goes THAT one.
    Amazed this did not sell the first hour it was listed???? weird?
    If I did not find that super rare US one, no way would this be leaving...this thing is so cool!


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