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Lakland 55-02 Low B

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by nyangsw, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. nyangsw


    Apr 26, 2012
    Hey guys! What do you think of the low B on 55-02(55-94).
    I feel the perceived tension is a little low. Perceived tension refers to how tight the strings feel under my fingers.
    Does it matter?
  2. nyangsw


    Apr 26, 2012
  3. Gougedeye

    Gougedeye Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2008
    Central Washington
    What kind of strings do you use? What gauges? I have a 55-94, same scale...I use DR Sunbeams with a .130 and the B string is strong and focused. There are many string choices out there, if I were you, I'd try some different ones. The 55-02 is a very capable bass. Good Luck.
  4. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    I never noticed a problem with the low B on any of the Laklands I've owned (55-02, 55-01, 55-94, JO5, DJ5). What strings are you using, and do you have them string through the body?
  5. carlis


    Dec 28, 2005
    It's strong enough to sit well in mix.
  6. boristhespider9


    Sep 9, 2008
    You may want to hit either the Lakland forum here or the Lakland Owners Group on Lakland's web site. They'll answer all of your burning questions about this.

    I for one, would recommend you put on a set of DR Lo-Riders. You'll notice the difference.
  7. nyangsw


    Apr 26, 2012
    I use blue steel nickel and string through body.
    Should I try other string?
    Any suggestions?
  8. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    I always liked Lakland's own stainless strings on my Lakies, but had good luck with DR Long Necks as well.
  9. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    Not as good as the same brand/guage string on a Modulus* with the same scale length, but pretty darn respectable, and firmer/tighter than the B on a lot of other similarly-priced instruments.

    *I only mention Modulus because 1) it's the Best. B-string. Ever. and 2) I happen to have a Modulus and a Lakland Skyline 55-02D and have done lots of side by side comparisons.