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Help me waste some money. No serious i can't decide.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Frety_Kruger, May 22, 2020 at 6:59 PM.

  1. Frety_Kruger

    Frety_Kruger Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2020
    This is short and sweet. I want to buy a new bass and im Screenshot_20200522-195731_Chrome.jpg Screenshot_20200522-195641_Chrome.jpg looking at these two basses. Dont know what way to swing. Help me lol
  2. Whistlermd


    Dec 29, 2019
    Without being able to play them and compare side by side, just going off a spec comparison, I'd say the Lakland. I like the ash body vs the alder body, you can get more tones with the additional pickup potentially, and hipshot tuners vs the fender lightweights.
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  3. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    i don't know anything about either one, but on the face of it:
    - the lakland is better.
    - the fender is overpriced.

    good luck with your choices! :thumbsup:
    DavC, Spidey2112, picnic01 and 8 others like this.
  4. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    I'd pick the Lakland just because it has a Jazz-width neck.
  5. filler83

    filler83 Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Cleveland, OH
    Good taste in basses. If I had to pick from two basses at Sweetwater it would probably be these two also. It’s a tough call for me! I would probably lean toward the lakland - the ebony board and pj pickups look cool
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  6. Oh, come on. If you really want to waste money you need to spend a LOT more than that. Go with some boutique brand that sells for $5000+. Or at least a Custom Shop artist signature model.

    That said, if I were looking at those two I'd probably go for the Fender, but I wouldn't be likely to be looking at those two, so my opinion doesn't really mean anything. The last time I was in the market for a 34" mainstream rock bass, I bought a StingRay. I do own Fender basses, but I bought MIM models used and then replaced all the electronics.
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  7. Lakland.
    Now when you go to auditions the guitar dude can tell you to how much better you will be when you save up the money for a real Fender. :laugh:
  8. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

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  9. Frety_Kruger

    Frety_Kruger Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2020
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  10. Methaneman

    Methaneman Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2009
    Chicago suburbs
    Does the world really need another precision? Maybe if it had a tort pg.:laugh:
  11. Jeff Hughes

    Jeff Hughes

    May 3, 2020
    Which one fills a gap in the current arsenal?
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  12. Rebel Rocker

    Rebel Rocker Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2017
    I'm a Fender kind of guy. But that Lakland looks Hot!!
  13. Get one of these.

    $830 20200521_204654.jpg 20200521_204658.jpg

    Nevermind those hanging wires. I'll be finished with it tomorrow. Its drying right now.
  14. fhtagn


    Jan 20, 2020
    Helsinki, FI
    Why not both...? After all, you were looking to waste some money, weren't you?
    Haroldo, ejaggers, mikewalker and 2 others like this.
  15. Anthony Fury

    Anthony Fury

    Jan 20, 2009
    Get the Lakland except get the Duck Dunn. There's no payoff in a J bridge when you have a P, but there IS money in CAR + matching headstock + bound & blocked rosewood.
  16. Frank77

    Frank77 Supporting Member

    May 2, 2011
    Montréal, Canada
  17. Medicine Man

    Medicine Man

    Apr 10, 2015
    I like the white Fender.
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  18. Gyver

    Gyver Supporting Member

    Jul 17, 2011
    Binghamton, New York
  19. dcbassist5

    dcbassist5 Supporting Member

    May 11, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Endorsing Artist: Ashdown, Lakland
    The Lakland for build quality, tone and playability. I own 16 US Fenders and 1 Lakland Skyline. The Lakland gets most of the playing time. Having said that, The Geezer is HEAVY which is the only reason I don’t own one....they all weigh in at well over 10 lbs.
    Liam Wald likes this.
  20. JohnnyBottom

    JohnnyBottom Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2002
    New Jersey
    Obviously the decision isnt always black or white.
    Dr Zee, ejaggers, R&B and 6 others like this.

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