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Lakland problem.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Whafrodamus, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    I ordered a Lakland 44-02D fretless in the beginning of september. It was sent back from Lakland due to quality issues, and will be ready at the end of October. I have a 55-02D loaner that's really awesome. I have been offered the 55-02D instead of the 44-02D fretless plus 250$. Should I stick with the fretless or keep the 55-02D plus 250$ (which will go toward my accugroove cab).

    I really dig the 55-02
  2. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Keep the 55-02. I love the string spacing and the B string on Laklands. Sooner or later, I will probab;y pick up a Daryl Jones 5 or 55-02 myself. When you get those cabs, that 55-02 will really have something to sound off in. :bassist:
  3. Stox


    Mar 18, 2005
    London UK
    Its not often you find a 'keeper'. If the 55-02 speaks to you, keep the sucker.
  4. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Very true.. Plus a sure thing and 250$ is better than a maybe with 0$
  5. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain
    The 55-02 has frets and one string more, but I'd keep it. If you don't need it you can always trade it for a 44-02+ more cash on top of the $250.
  6. It depends on your needs, but personally I am very happy with my 55-94. Excellent live tone and fantastic B string.
  7. Well obviously if you like the 55-02 more, keep that.
  8. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    3TS > cherryburst, althogh the pickguard on your fretless sounds cool.

    Its a toss up.
  9. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    It's up to you but that's a good deal...
  10. murphy


    May 5, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    Wow!! I would not turn down such a great offer.
    You gotta love the guys at Lakland
  11. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    I think I'm going to stick with the 55-02. I just used it for a marching band rehearsal and it sounded great!