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Lakland LH3 Tone

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassistloaded21, Sep 16, 2008.


  1. bassistloaded21

    bassistloaded21 Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    I just got an amber 5502 deluxe that im loving, but im wondering where do i set the tone controls to get the pbass, musicman, and jazz bass tones like in the lakland video - .
     
  2. bassistloaded21

    bassistloaded21 Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    Anyone
     
  3. JazznFunk

    JazznFunk

    Mar 26, 2000
    Asheville, NC
    Lakland Basses Artist
    Here's a very basic breakdown for you... Your mileage may vary depending on where you have the midrange DIP switches set on the preamp... these allow you to change the center frequency for the mid control.

    P-Bass: Pickup pan around 30% toward the front pickup, boost mids a little, add bass if needed.

    Stingray: Pan all the way to the back pickup, add a small amount of bass and treble

    Jazz Bass: Pickup coil selector on the BACK coil of the bridge pickup, pan control in center or a little more toward the front. I usually boost the bass just a hair.

    Jazz Bass w/more bite and a little different tonal character: Pickup coil selector on the FRONT coil of the bridge pickup, pan toward center or slightly toward the bridge pickup.

    Of course, there are TONS of combos in between. I usually leave all coils and pickups on and the pan in the center. I love the 'Lakland Sound' with everything going on the bass. Again, where you have the mid DIP switches will greatly affect how the boost impacts your sound, and the sound of the bass overall. I tend to favor 450Hz or 500Hz. I rarely need to use any EQ boost/cut because it's voiced so well.
     
  4. bassistloaded21

    bassistloaded21 Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    cool thanks man
     
  5. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs

    Some of this will be the same as above, but some is slightly different:

    Dan Lakin answered this once via email:

    This is a clock reference (not digital) - think hour hand only
    12:00 - Flat
    5:00 - all the way boost
    7:00 - all the way cut

    P-Bass Tone -Internal Mid @ 500 Hz (factory setting)
    Pan - to Neck PU only - Treble @ 12:00 , Bass @ 2:00, Mid @ 2:00

    J-bass - Internal Mid @ 500 Hz
    Jaco?
    Pan to Bridge PU only - Treble @ 2:00, Bass @ 12:00, Mid @ 2:00
    Coil switch torwards bridge.

    Slap tone - Internal Mid @700 or 850
    Treble@ 4:00, Mid 8:00, Bass @ 4:00
    Pan in center - Coil switch in center


    Dip switch settings:

    The dip switches are two small, two-position switches, located near the bottom of the compartment:

    1 - up + 2 - up = 250 hz
    1 - up + 2 - dn = 500 hz (default)
    1 - dn + 2 - up = 700 hz
    1 - dn + 2 - dn = 850 hz


    have fun!!!

    Doug
     
  6. bassistloaded21

    bassistloaded21 Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    thanks, that will work for me
     
  7. mrniceguy715

    mrniceguy715

    May 2, 2006
    oklahoma
    great post. very helpfull info!
     
  8. p0k

    p0k I play the bass and design things.

    Feb 6, 2007
    Brockton, MA
    aren't there 4 dipswitches?? mine has four on-off switches. is that not the same as yours, or am i not understanding what you're saying?
     
  9. My favorite tone right now is to put the coil select near the neck, then favor the neck pickup a touch, and boost bass and treble a bit.
     
  10. 3toes

    3toes

    Aug 30, 2006
    Charleston, South Carolina
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses
    Yup I believe that posted layout is for the Bartolini preamp. The LH3 has different mid freqs. Up to 900hz i think...
     
  11. p0k

    p0k I play the bass and design things.

    Feb 6, 2007
    Brockton, MA
    ahhh, ok, didn't realize that post was about the bart system.
     
  12. bassistloaded21

    bassistloaded21 Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    I was lookin for info on the LH3 system. So the info i got is for the barts?
     
  13. p0k

    p0k I play the bass and design things.

    Feb 6, 2007
    Brockton, MA
    i think the only this that was talking about the barts would be the stuff about the mid frequency selections. all the other stuff would apply to both i imagine...
     
  14. kcuneyt

    kcuneyt

    Sep 14, 2009
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses

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