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Lakland Colors! Help!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RyKnOw, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. Ash w/ rosewood

  2. Black w/ maple

  1. RyKnOw


    Jul 23, 2004
    Oklahoma City
    OK guys. The 55-02 is on hold :hyper: .... there are 2 to choose from.
    Should I get the Ash w/ rosewood. Or the Black w/ maple or rosewood?:meh:

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  2. Personally, I would go for Ash.
  3. Jiggybass


    Nov 15, 2005
    Sudbury, Canada
    Dang, they both look killer....though the ash is just gorgeus.

    But those bridges...ugh! :D
  4. BassGod


    Jan 21, 2004
    Ash and rosewood. I've never liked black with maple, myself. only black with rosewood or ebony.


    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Black and Maple equals METAL ! :bassist:
  6. Bone


    Oct 28, 2006
  7. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Black maple. Done. :)
  8. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    Ash with maple if possible.
  9. Supertanker

    Supertanker Watch the dog! He is trained to bite!

    Jun 23, 2005
    I assume we're going on looks alone, not how they sound.

    I picked the Ash Rosewood, because black looks like crap once it gets grungy.
    Smudges, finger prints, sweat, etc, makes for a nasty looking bass.

    So if you get the black one, keep it clean...
  10. Not usually a rosewood fan, but I can't stand black basses, as they're impossible to keep clean so my vote goes to the natural/rosewood combo.

    Killer bass!
  11. hippiesandwich


    Aug 29, 2003
    San Jose
    Affiliated with Looperlative Audio Products
    I can't stand black basses either (nothing but fingerprints & smudges) - plus the grain on that ash body is KILLER.
  12. While I do agree that black = metal, there is something about that ash grain that is SEXY.
  13. LookIt'sSteve17


    Oct 31, 2006
    +1... I don't mind black and maple in most cases... except this one. And the rosewood mutes the sexy of the ash.
  14. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    You have no options here. Only both will do.

    But go with the ash.
  15. Come to think of it, that body has superb grain and finish :eek:
  16. allenhumble


    Oct 22, 2004
    Acworth GA.
    I have a black/ maple 55-01 and I love it. I thinking of putting a cream pearl pick guard on it.:D
  17. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye Canuck Amateur

    Please allow me to turn this thread on its ear.

    This should not be a discussion of black vs natural colour for the body. It should be a discussion regarding whether one wants a maple fretboard or a rosewood. I've played both on Lakland 44-02's and 55-01's and they sound different.

    If you want a more modern, focused sound, go for the maple. If you want a rounder, more vintage sound go for the rosewood.

    Personally, I chose the rosewood for my 55-01. It definitely sounded bigger and more balanced across all the strings. The maple I found a little zingy and mid-rangey sounding. However, the preamp in the 55-02 is better. It has a more open and sweeter high end.

    Tone first, looks second. After a year, you will care more about the sound of the bass, not the look. I've owned a couple of basses whose looks I really loved, but they didn't do it for me tonewise. I had to take a long look at what was really important to me and those basses are now gone.
  18. RyKnOw


    Jul 23, 2004
    Oklahoma City
    Well, tone wise I love the 55-02.... the only one ive played had Rosewood. I think im gonna get the ash. Keep the responses com'n.
  19. Toneonbass


    Jul 1, 2006
    ash. I like the more natural look
  20. RyKnOw


    Jul 23, 2004
    Oklahoma City
    Yeah... I have to sell my ash jazz bass to pay for it so it will be an even swap.

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