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SOLD Lakland DJ Fretless P/J RARE!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by lpcarter, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. lpcarter

    lpcarter Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    Minneapolis, MN
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    One of a kind! Custom built for Juan Alderete (The Mars Volta) to unique specs. While he did order a few variations of these, you won't find anything like it unless it's one of his.

    This bass is Juan's nod toward a replication of his favorite bass: a 69 fretless Fender PJ with an expoxied fretboard. The bass has definitely been played out by Juan, I did my best to accurately photograph the general condition of the bass, which is good overall with dings.

    -Pearloid dots (the picture I took of the dots is washed out, but don't worry! The pearloid is indeed nuanced pearly goodness)
    -Side dots on every fret, though the "extra" ones are black dots. Traditionally placed dots are pearloid.
    -Rosewood board with THIN epoxy
    -Custom P/J setup! This is NOT something that Lakland will do anymore. At least, that's what Leo told me.
    -3 way pickup selector
    -Drop D tuner
    -Tort guard (not in pictures, but it is included)
    -Electronics updated by Tim Vig in Saint Paul. When I got the bass, the electronics were a rats nest and simply didn't work. Tim wired it in a way that favored the 3WS and created a better tone. However, this is at the cost of rolling off pickup volume, which will break the circuit. Switching it back to a traditional setup is a simple matter of moving a few wires.
    -Will ship in a new gig bag


    $1650 shipped!

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    Last edited: May 29, 2017
  2. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Midtown Guitars: Epic Pickups & StringJoy Strings Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    Wow. Just wow.
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  3. strost


    Oct 2, 2008
    Blacksburg, VA
    Is this it?

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  4. lpcarter

    lpcarter Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    Minneapolis, MN
    Cool find!! That's gotta be it. Though it's a brief appearance, I couldn't see anything different.
  5. Hans Gruber

    Hans Gruber

    Jun 18, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Hot damn, that is SICK!!! I wish I was in the market for a fretless. Ash and rosewood is pretty much my favorite color scheme, too.
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  6. lpcarter

    lpcarter Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    Minneapolis, MN
    Aggressive price drop! I've got something on my eye :bassist: may my GAS work in favor for everyone :cool:
  7. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs

    Really cool bass ( I didn't know this existed!)


    A really cool seller.....
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