Has anyone ever seen a Lakland this weird??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Blackbird, Oct 30, 2001.

  1. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Yeah, that the Mandola 512-94. Very rare!
  2. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck Guest

    Sep 26, 2000
    Mandolin? Bass? They both have strings, right?
  3. Thats the same bass i have!!!!!
  4. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Portland, OR
    Once. I think it was called A Gibson Madolin.

    I had no Idea Mandolin MADE Gibsons. I thought Madolin only made Laklands...
  5. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Man, Lakland is really on the cutting edge of instrument manufacturing! That's the first mandolin I've ever seen with through body stringing and active electronics.

    I wonder where the controls are? They did a real good job of concealing the pickups too.

    I did not know that Joe Osborne played mandolin too. He must be the only musician with a signature model of two different kinds of instruments.
  6. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    and the headstock is custom made from weber marelli fuel ignition systems;)
  7. Those skinny strings obviously make it a piccolo bass. Stanley might like it!
  8. Herm

    Herm Guest

    Oh sure, you didn't know that Joe played Mando?

    It's a copy of his original, and it has flatwounds on it - and you have to play it with a pick.
  9. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Herm, being an ex-Lakland employee, I should have known that you would be able to shed some light on this. Thanks!
  10. Herm

    Herm Guest

    Yeah, being an ex-Lakland employee compels me to reply to most any thread with the name Lakland in it. Good or bad. I just can't help myself.:cool:
  11. Very bizarre. What it that, a short scale 8 string? Looks like a real expensive version of an Ashboury.:D

    Rock on