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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Iris_Bassist13, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. Iris_Bassist13


    Nov 24, 2008
    So I've been hearing that Laklands are mostly used for Jazz and funk stuff. So I'm talking to my bass buddy Josh the other day and asked him about Lakland. He claims they can be used for hard rock/ Tool style music.
    To his suggestion i was like :eyebrow:

    Can anyone clear this up for me?
    Can Lakland Basses be used for hard rock?
    Cause if so I'm buying one lol :hyper:

    Please with the comments and the suggesting and the Oh please help me haha :cool:

  2. Jonyak


    Oct 2, 2007
    Ottawa, Ont
    I use mine with a hard rock bordering on prog band. it works awesome.

    I have a 55-01, through an eden 550 with 6x10.
  3. D Rokk

    D Rokk Banned

    Feb 19, 2009
    Delta Quadrant
    u can use any bass for any music
  4. Iris_Bassist13


    Nov 24, 2008
    Ok well i was thinking along the lines of the 55-02 series
  5. RTL

    RTL House Chicken Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Leander, TX
    I know a guy who uses a Decade with Chi-Sonics in a metal band. It kills. :bassist:
  6. dezuiri


    Feb 20, 2007
    Redwood City, CA
    I know that the Bass Player for Papa Roach plays/used to play a Lakland 55-94 or 55-02.
  7. Jonyak


    Oct 2, 2007
    Ottawa, Ont
    it wouldn;t make much of a difference.

    ps: you can use any bass for any type of music.
  8. Iris_Bassist13


    Nov 24, 2008
    Thats tite! :bassist:
  9. bassman312


    Oct 19, 2006
    + 3 billion

    If it sounds right to you it is right
  10. Iris_Bassist13


    Nov 24, 2008
    hahahaha alright

    Thanks guy i appreciate it
  11. K-Funk


    Sep 24, 2007
    Auburn Hills, MI
    Listen to the bass tone on A Crow Left of the Murder by Incubus. Ben uses Lakland Joe Osborne, Bob Glaub, and Hollowbody basses on that record, and the tone can get really mean and aggressive. It's not like metal-metal-metal, but it's definately an aggressive record.
  12. Sound Chaser

    Sound Chaser

    Mar 19, 2005
    Lockport, NY
    Doesn't the guy from Drowning Pool use one with a custom finish?
  13. WoodyG3


    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    Well, first of all, Lakland has a pretty wide variety of basses, so which model are you talking about? Also, I think people get too worried about what bass should be used for which genre of music.
  14. Iris_Bassist13


    Nov 24, 2008
    Well as I mentioned above I'm looking into the Lakland 55-02 Skyline series. And yes I normally don't get that way, but Laklands have always seemed to be used for Jazz and I just wanted to get an opinion before I considered getting the bank to buy one.
  15. jmattis

    jmattis Supporting Member

    Jul 6, 2007
    Washington DC
    A 55-02 would kill for metal. Do it. You won't be sorry.
  16. I use a 55-02 with my band and it is hard rock. I primarily use my Warwick but it is only becuase i dont want to rough-up the Lakland, but it sounds much fuller than my FNA...

  17. ANY bass can be used for metal as long as it's quality built(and preferably not a hollowbody).
  18. D Rokk

    D Rokk Banned

    Feb 19, 2009
    Delta Quadrant
    i use my hollowbody for metal and it owns.. and i know a guy that uses a MIA jazz for hardcore
  19. BillyRay

    BillyRay Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2008
    Most of the Sabbath/Iron Maiden catalog was recorded with a simple P-bass (or a variation of a Fender bass).

    These bands play(ed) metal.

    Lakland makes p-bass copies.

    Thus Lakland can be used in the metal genre.
  20. Iris_Bassist13


    Nov 24, 2008
    Well yea I figured that but as I've said a couple times above, I'm looking SPECIFICALLY at the Skyline 55-02 model

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