Highly Upgraded Lakland 5501/ Wilkins, Lane Poor, Aggie loaded

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Halegroove, Mar 24, 2014.


  1. Halegroove

    Halegroove Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2010
    N. KY/Cincinnati, OH
    This is a super high quality Skyline Lakland or as I like to call it....a FLakland.
    Beautifully grained Ash body with Maple fretboard. Made in Korea.

    Here's the scoop on the upgrades.

    Lane Poor Soapbar pickups
    Aguilar OBP3 with mid switch and active/passive switch
    Pat Wilkins black grain Ceruse finish on a sculpted down 5501 body. It's kinda like a Lakland meets Fbass.

    I've owned US Laklands, Fbasses and about everything else but you can't imagine how killer this combo sounds both live and studio. Yeah.
    Not a lightweight at 10 lbs 2 ounces but the balance of the new body shape more than makes up for it.

    pics aren't going to do this bass justice.

    You know how much Lane Poors go for and how hard to find they can be. You know how awesome Pat Wilkins finishes are and especially this one. You know how versatile and great sounding Aguilar OBP3 are. That why this is a great deal at

    I have well over $1300 in this bass.
    Yours for $995 shipped.
     

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  2. bassguyky48

    bassguyky48 Supporting Member

    Oct 6, 2009
    Central KY./Danville
    I have personally got to examine and play this one. It is a work of ART!! You can occasionally find these 5501's modded but this one is off the charts maxed out!!!!!
    Halegroove is an absolute perfectionist in his gear and in his playing abilities...........whoever gets this will be one happy camper!! This is the same price as a used 5502 but ten times better!!
     
  3. d00dr

    d00dr Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2011
    Jamestown, NY
    Wow! That bass is slammin'!
     
  4. bassguyky48

    bassguyky48 Supporting Member

    Oct 6, 2009
    Central KY./Danville
    Halegroove has ModulusAcacia here on Talkbass also known as Justin Kennedy do all his setup/installs, etc. Justin is fanatical about setting up to Maximum playability.
    The old-- plays like butter-- doesn't even do this one justice. If you like low, low action---and some of us do.........then you will love this one. It goes a lot lower than my old 5501, just letting you know. It's hard to tell some things just by looking at the pix.
     
  5. kellyrojo

    kellyrojo

    Feb 16, 2011
    South Carolina
    wow....that is something cool right there
     
  6. kellyrojo

    kellyrojo

    Feb 16, 2011
    South Carolina
    more pics please!
     
  7. Halegroove

    Halegroove Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2010
    N. KY/Cincinnati, OH
    OK, more pics.
     

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  8. Halegroove

    Halegroove Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2010
    N. KY/Cincinnati, OH
    more
     

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  9. Halegroove

    Halegroove Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2010
    N. KY/Cincinnati, OH
    You can see how rounded the sides are now instead of that blocked off look that 5501s and other Laklands usually have.
     

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  10. who did the resculpt on the body?
     
  11. Halegroove

    Halegroove Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2010
    N. KY/Cincinnati, OH
    That would be me. Tons of time on that job.
     
  12. rojo412

    rojo412 Sit down, Danny... Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    That is really cool, good job!
     
  13. Halegroove

    Halegroove Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2010
    N. KY/Cincinnati, OH
    Thanks for the kind words everyone. This is truly a great one that has quite a bit of interest going.
     
  14. MontzterMash

    MontzterMash Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2010
    Can you post any sound clips?
     
  15. Halegroove

    Halegroove Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2010
    N. KY/Cincinnati, OH
    That might take me a couple days with the schedule I have this week.
     
  16. MontzterMash

    MontzterMash Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2010
    Thanks much if you can. These upgrades probably did a lot to help the sound, which would be a major selling point.
     
  17. Halegroove

    Halegroove Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2010
    N. KY/Cincinnati, OH
    Agreed.
     
  18. Halegroove

    Halegroove Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2010
    N. KY/Cincinnati, OH
    PMs replied
     
  19. Halegroove

    Halegroove Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2010
    N. KY/Cincinnati, OH
    SOLD!!! Thanks everyone.
     
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