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Lakeland Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Steve S, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. Steve S

    Steve S

    Jul 26, 2000
    I'm looking at the Lakeland basses and wonder about the neck. I currently have a Fender Jazz Deluxe and while it has been a wonderful bass for me, I've developed arthritis in my hands and find that the narrow, thicker necks cause me pain. I also have a wider neck Kinal bass which is thinner from top to bottom and it doesn't hurt my hands.

    I'd like to try a passive Lakeland, probably the Joe Osborne and wonder about the neck...is it narrow and thick?
  2. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    While I cant comment on the neck shape, you should probably ask a mod to move this to Basses instead of Bassists.

    Also, its Lakland, no E :)
  3. Steve S

    Steve S

    Jul 26, 2000
    Oh..ok..sorry for having it in the wrong place. Hopefully a moderator can move this to basses.
  4. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    The moderators are listed at the top of each forum, just shoot em a PM with the URL of this thread and ask them, they will be glad to move it for you Im sure :)
  5. Eggman


    Dec 3, 2004
    Denver, Colorado
    Lakland - without an "e"

    I have two JO 4s and a JO 5. The necks on the fours are narrow side to side (1.5" nut) and on the thin side (top to back). Much thinner than a Warwick (haven't held a Kinal). To me - very comfortable and playable. The JO 5 is also thinner than most other 5s I have tried - especially around the first 4 frets. I think they feel great and play great.

  6. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    done :smug: Glad I can help!
  7. cgworkman


    May 14, 2004
    I used to have a MIA Jazz Dlx V. the neck was like a 2x4. I now have a Lakland 55-02, and the neck is considerably smaller. Not to small, but just right.

    A Lakland is in between a Fender 5 and a StingRay5 if you've played both of those.
  8. Steve S

    Steve S

    Jul 26, 2000
    Thanks again guys!
  9. RunngDog


    Jan 22, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    And if you want a nice Joe Osborne 5, you should buy mine!

    Lakland Joe Osborne 5 For Sale

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