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lakland J style bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rycebag, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. Rycebag

    Rycebag Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2008
    as I was reading bass player magazine i came across a picture of a lakland that was a 35inch scale 4 string and i was wondering what the model name of it was because i've been wanting a lakland that is a 35inch scale and a 4 string and the model isn't posted n there site.
  2. mccartneyman


    Dec 22, 2006
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Managing Editor, Bass Guitars Editor, MusicGearReview.com
    I think Lakland made a few 35" 4s, but they are not offered as standard runs. All Lakland 5s, including the Joe Osborn "Jazz" are 35" scale. Lakland has been known to make one-off instruments, though. Try e-mailing leo@lakland.com and see if they'd do a 35" scale JO 4 string.
  3. Mojo-Man


    Feb 11, 2003

    Lakland will do a 35" scale 4-string.
    It's for players who like to tune down BEAG.
    It's not standard, and maybe a option ($$$)
  4. bamba22

    bamba22 Commercial User

    Dec 24, 2009
    owner of beginner-bass-guitar.com
    Lakland have an amazing basses...
  5. Matt Power

    Matt Power

    Jul 2, 2000
    Bryan, TX
    I wish they'd bring back the 4-63...same body as the 4-94, but with 2 J pickups. That in CAR with a pearloid guard...yum!
  6. Johnny Alien

    Johnny Alien Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2003
    Harrisburg, PA, USA
    I think the bass is called a Lakland XS but I could be wrong. It is not on their site but they will make you one.
  7. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    You are right Johnny!

    I saw a Decade XS at the shop the other day....pics here:


    the coral colored one down the page a bit...

    they WILL make them....as an option ($$$).

    either way...Lakland makes GREAT J basses....if you want a Std 35" scale - get a 5 string....ALL 5 string Lakies are 35".....and I am SURE you will find a use for the B string!!

  8. Rycebag

    Rycebag Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2008
    Yeah that would be cool if they could do that
  9. Rycebag

    Rycebag Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2008
    I think that's the one. I seen one in what looked to be lake placid blue and another in shoreline gold with th 2 j pickups. Anyone know how that model sounds compared to a JO?
  10. lowmid


    Feb 2, 2005
    Whow, you're way to much of a ben kenney fan!! :)
  11. MarkusBass


    Feb 24, 2008
    California Coast
    Graphic Designer: Lakland
    They have to be really close. The pickup placement looks the same. The difference though be the pickups though. He uses Joe Barden pickups. The Gold one uses Chi-Sonic pickups, so it should sound like the JO CS.


    I've seen a CAR one too with standard Jazz pickus. He has Joe Osborns, Bob Glaubs, etc. Lots of Laklands.
  12. Rycebag

    Rycebag Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2008
    Thanks for the input, I've just been playing a friends fender jazz
    that is a 35inch scale and I was really digging that over the short.
    So when I seen those laklands I was surprised because I didn't know
    they made 4 stringers with a 35scale. Wish i thought of that before I got my lakland
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