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Lakland great instrument but ...I HATE THE SHAPE OF THEIR BRIDGES

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by los100malditos, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Call me crazy but, I just HATE THE SHAPE OF THEIR BRIDGES i know they are great basses but i HATE THE LOOK OF THE BRIDGE ... anyone feels the same, -i just hate their oval shape- it just ruins the look of the rest of a great instrument...
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  2. Nashrakh


    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    I think this goes in the basses sub amirite...

    My gripe with the bridge is that it would be near impossible to put a bridge cover over it unless you make one yourself. As a cover addict basses always feel naked without them...

    Not a dealbreaker though imo.
  3. Holdsg

    Holdsg I should be practicing Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    it's part of their trademarks, and one of the things that makes it immediately recognizable as a Lakland. If you don't like it that much, don't play it. Lots of other good choices out there.
  4. AllForYourDelig


    Sep 25, 2012
    Personally I really dig the look. I think it works well with no pickguard.
  5. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    If it's a matter of make-or-breaking a purchase, geez, just change the bridge to one of your liking. Pretty standard, really.
  6. I love the bridge so much that I'd consider buying a Lakland just for the purpose of having a bass with that bridge on it. Seriously.
  7. The body is asymetrical and it makes me crazy. It doesn't look like the strings are in the middle of the body. But I owned and played one for a while, very nice bass.
  8. MarkusBass


    Feb 24, 2008
    California Coast
    Graphic Designer: Lakland
    Personally, I love it.
  9. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    Wrong forum
  10. Bert Slide

    Bert Slide

    May 16, 2012
    Louisville KY
    I love the oval bridge. I just got my first lakland yesterday but it wasn't the bridge that sold me. It's a Skyline Jazz with blocks/binding and it just sounded better and felt better than any bass in the store, including the US made Fenders.
  11. me too ...

  12. Rycebag

    Rycebag Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2008
    I think the the bridge makes it look that much more interesting and personally i love it.
  13. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I don't mind it.

    Trust me...go play one and you won't care what shape the bridge is.
  14. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    If you get one, I will swap you the equivalent replacement bridge of your choosing to use the oval bridge on my SX Fakland.
  15. AcridSaint

    AcridSaint ベーシスト Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2012
    I don't play well.
    +1 with this offer. I love the Lakland bridge, wish I could get a similar aftermarket bridge for my upcoming project.
  16. I think the shape and the mass of the bridge is what makes Laklands such a solid instrument. Yeah, the oval shape isn't something you see on any other basses but hey, at east they're not Trabens. Now that's a bridge that would be a deal breaker for me.
  17. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    Love the basses, hate the bridge...... also don't like the 35" scale....... to each his own......
  18. jgroh

    jgroh Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Hate to say this but I agree with the OP. I just dont like that oval bridge but thats just my opinion.
  19. cfsporn


    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    I like the Lakland bridge. It one of the easier bridges to intonate (*ahem ahem* Rickenbacker, Spector, Gibson), and it is quite unique. I wonder how much it weighs compared to other Fenderesque bridges though. I also wonder if a replacement bridge can be dropped in.
  20. I've seen Lakland basses that I thought were gorgeous until I saw the bridge and I've seen Lakland basses on which the bridge was just icing on the cake. for instance it looks awesome in post 11