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Got my Lakland!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by joel the bass player, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. Skyline 55-02 actually. It has been a long time since I've been able to get a new bass, and so far I am loving it. Waited awhile for Lakland to get a black one in, and then the one that came in had a fretless neck, so they had to swap a neck with a Maple fretted one. So far I am really digging the bass! The neck might take some getting used to, as my other 5er is a Jazz Deluxe, and the neck has very different feel. I love the versatility of the J/MM pickups, and like the sound of the Barts a lot. I haven't had much time with it yet (too busy working and girlfriend stuff) but now I have some time to spend with my new toy. Here are some pictures that I snapped really quickly when I got it home (and I mean really quickly, that is why they aren't very good).:D :D


  2. And in front of the Rig 'o Doom:


  3. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Nice, I want one of these, in Inca silver, really cool. enjoy.:bassist:

    (Which model is that ampeg cab on the left???)
  4. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Nice. I had a 44-02 for a while & even though I'm not a fan of Barts or any MM configuation, the bass fit nicely in my band & sounded & played great!!!!!

  5. Thanks! It does sound good, but I am starting to think about getting different cabs to replace the 8x10, like a 4x10 and a 2x12.

    And to CarcasBass, it is a BSE410-HLF, flipped upside down so it doesn't roll off of the Peavey combo.

    Someday I'm going to fill up that rack, but now I have to hold onto my money to pay for school.

    Off to play my new bass!!

  6. superphat


    Sep 30, 2001
    lakland is one of the few basses that i like in black~ looks nice.

    what don't you like about MM pickups?
  7. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I can't really explain it. I've owned 2 Rays, 1 Ray 5 & about 4 Sterlings. It was just not the sound for me. My favorite is the Sterling (smaller body, Jazz style neck) but their always seemed to be something lacking in the band setting. I'm a pick player & IMO, it sounds batter fingerstyle & rules for slapping but it's not for me.

    I'm still looking for a Sterling cause I've totally changed the way I used EQ settings on my amp & basses & I think it might be worth a 5th chance. :)
  8. superphat


    Sep 30, 2001
    i can see how it might not be the best pickup for use with a pick...

    i'm not the biggest MM pickup fan either, but i like 'em in combination with a neck single coil pickup like the 55-02 :) (especially if the MM has a coil tap for even more versatility)
  9. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    Thats a purdy bass Joel. They sound great too.

    Love the maple board, Im torn on that color combo or the all natural with either maple or rosewood board.
  10. In that second pic I think the gatorade really adds to how much use that new bass is gonna get :p
  11. DB5


    Jul 3, 2001
    Austin Texas
    :) Congrats Joel,
  12. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I picked a 55-02 up a couple months back, I like it a lot! Neck feels great, and the tone is huge! I have a couple Stingray fives and they are very nice basses, but don't have the tonal range of the 55-02's.
  13. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Hey that really nice! Congrats joel!
  14. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    BTW congrats Joel!
  15. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Congrats, that is really nice. I'm a big fan of the Lakland Skyline series. Very well made basses.
  16. Thanks Guys! I finally got to spend some quality time with it today, and am very impressed. I knew I was taking a risk buying it without ever playing one, but I just love it. The neck is really great, and the feel of it is about the best I've played. I would never have a problem recomending this bass to anyone that wants a great bass for the right price.


    p.s. I have never had a black bass, and so far I love the way it looks!:D :D
  17. Oh, and I forgot, the Gatorade is more useful for cooling me down after a long day of playing Disc Golf.;)

  18. hands5


    Jan 15, 2003
    good 'ol USA/Tampa fla.
    I don't think it's really going to matter with the MM's because all 3 of there basses use basically the same electronics which IMO are limited.This does not mean that there not good basses but I do think more can be done to improve the electronics but then again there are players who obviously think that the electronics are perfect however I do like the way the electronics are focus in the Laklands
  19. LOL