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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ODDBALL, Mar 31, 2005.
Which is the better bass? And better buy?
IMHO, it's not even close.
Another +1 here.
I own a 55-01. I have played several BTB405 and 406s. The tone of the Ibanez does not come close to the Lakland. And I prefer the neck profile on the Lakland too. And it has better fit & finish.
It is real quilt.
Maybe the fit & finish has improved since I last played one of these. Most of the ones that I have played had some fretwork issues, and flaws in the finish. They all had good, tight neck pockets. A couple had a poorly cut nut.
I have also known a few people who had problems with the monorail bridge a few months after buying it.
55-01. Not even close IMO.
I haven't played an Ibanez but do own a 5501. The quality of the 5501 is exceptional - especially for the price. It is a good player and definitely a value.
Two individuals had one of the monorail assemblies break, and they had to be replaced by Ibanez, under warranty. These same two individuals, along with a couple of others, had issues with the assemblies 'falling apart'. I'm sure that could be prevented by setting the bass up the way that you want it and then using locktite on the screw threads to keep them where you want them.
55-01 all day, every day.
SMASH, I think they were indeed the 'Monorail 1'. I didn't know that the bridge had been redesigned.