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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fourstringbliss, Apr 9, 2014.
Which would you rather have - an MIK Lakland 44-01 or a G&L M2000 Tribute (in white)? Why?
That's a tough one.
Body shape, balance, comfort...Lakland by a mile.
Stock electronics...G&L by a mile.
The correct answer is a 44-01 with real Bartolinis
I have the money to change out the preamp - or would you go for pups first?
Any other thoughts?
Preamp first! Bart NTMB, then keep an eye out for a good deal on some pickups.
I've found a used set of Bartolini "triple coil" pickups - how would those be? I'd replace the preamp first, but I can always get a preamp - getting a good set of replacement pickups in the right size is another story.
I have tried both. I bought the 44-01 (currently my 1 and only bass).
Some find the electronics/pickups a little lacking or sterile. I have no issue with them. With flats and the right EQ, it works great for what I play.
Try both if you can, and choose whichever one speaks to you.
Edit: I see your profile lists a previous 55-01. A 44-01 should be pretty similar to this, minus the B-string, of course.
Lakland 44-01 with swamp ash body and rosewood fingerboard! I still miss mine...Play the heck out it, Josh! Great sound and great neck.
My 44-01 sounds terrific with stock elecs. Have had it for ten years, it's one of the best sounding basses I have.
I'd like to own a M-2000 before deciding which I liked better. So no vote from me.
I expect you'll get a lot of Lakland votes in your poll. But let's be honest, most have never owned both. So maybe take all of it with a grain of salt?
Beautiful specimen. Looks identical to mine.
Lakland. I traded my 5501 for a G&L 2500. A trade I look back on with disappointment constantly. There was nothing about the G/L that outdid the lakland at all.
M2000, it's more me. Gruntier, crankier, plus I like the bridge better.
M-2000/2500 is a different beast though.
But I don't agree with the point
and vote goes for white M2000
it's classy and carved top at the very same time, and honestly
electronics is better on G&L Tributes than on MIK Skylines