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lakland 44-02, yay or nay?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by OblivionBass, Nov 5, 2005.

  1. OblivionBass


    Jul 3, 2005
    I found a Lakland 44-02 deluxe (tobacco burst) for $950 used and there only one very very small dent in the side of the head stock

    and theres some green mold on the frets, but that can be taken care of.

    Should i get it or not?

    (if not i'm looking at a schecter or a cort)
  2. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    is it a Skyline or U.S.A. ?
    the 44-02 is a great sounding bass , so i guess it
    really dosen't matter ...

    green mold ? :meh:
    *** , are there any other indications of mold , or
    water damage ?

    if it's just gunk built up on the frets , it's not a problem .
    but if it's water damage of some sort , well , i'd take a hard look
    at this one ...
  3. Groundloop


    Jun 21, 2005

    I think the price is a little high. Brand new ones sell in the $1200 - $1250 area, and right now Bass Central has a used 44-02 Deluxe with a case for $899.

    My rule of thumb when buying used is the price should be about 2/3 of the new price (vintage and rare items excepted). Given that, a 44-02 Deluxe should go for around $800 - $850, more if good things are being included in the deal (case, strap, strings etc), less if bad things are included (say, mold on the frets).

    Just my .02.
  4. OblivionBass


    Jul 3, 2005
    its a skyline

    and i think the green stuff is just the moisture and grease on past hands the played it.
  5. OblivionBass


    Jul 3, 2005
    I am going to try and bargain and get a lower price, what do you think i should shoot for, 850-900$?
  6. That sounds pretty reasonable.