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Lakland Pronuciation

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bigtexashonk, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. bigtexashonk

    bigtexashonk Supporting Member

    Excuse my ignorance, but since I've just become a Lakland Skyline Hollowbody owner ...

    How do you pronounce Lakland?

    I've heard it as "Lakeland" (with the long a) and also as "Lockland".

    Which is it?
  2. basadam


    Nov 29, 2005

    "Lake" part comes from Dan Lakin.

    "Land" part comes from then co-owner Hugh McFarland.

  3. +1

  4. bigtexashonk

    bigtexashonk Supporting Member

    Muchos! Can't put it down.
  5. MiniMic


    Sep 29, 2001
    Syracuse NY
    Another congrats from Upstate NY on your Lakland Skyline hollowbody. I have a USA Hollowbody FRETTED bass(2003) and a FRETLESS Skyline Hollowbody(2004). These basses are really awesome. And the guys at Lakland are wonderful to deal with. I called them just to tell them how much I like the bass, and they were happy to hear from me. I have a problem putting mine down too.!!! The gig I am in currently is an old school Rn'B and Motown/Soul band. So the FRETTED bass goes to every gig.
    Tons and tons of 60's Motown Sound !!

    Try playing it with a pick, I never used one before last week. I tried it just for the heck of it and was really surprised at how many more sounds it got out of it.
  6. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    What new bass? There ain't no new bass.
  7. Cerb


    Sep 27, 2004
    Also, if you will notice, their is a pronunciation mark above the a. I recently realized this and it totally threw me off.
  8. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    Well, it's good to know. I was sure it was like "lack".
  9. Skel


    Jun 19, 2005
    Boulder, Colorado
    yea - I thought it was lack as in back. Learn somethin' new every day. While I'm here, my drummer pronounces my Gallien-Krueger with a long "a", as in gay, but I pronounce it gal is in "that gal has nice...toes - who's right? Don't tell me my drummer is.

  10. Moo

    Moo Banned

    Dec 14, 2002
    Oakland, CA
    So the choice is between gal or gay?
  11. Skel


    Jun 19, 2005
    Boulder, Colorado
    Hmmm. How about MALice and trAY. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
  12. bigtexashonk

    bigtexashonk Supporting Member

    Think it needs a Silver Surfer sticker?
  13. bigbeefdog

    bigbeefdog Who let the dogs in?

    Jul 7, 2003
    Mandeville, LA
    Definitely Lake-land. I got a return call from one of their techs a couple of weeks ago, and that's how he introduced himself - "This is So-and-so from Lake-land"......
  14. Rumzini


    Feb 14, 2004
    Jackson, MI
    ABSO-FREAKIN-LUTELY!!!!!! Noran Rad was my favorite comic book hero, (herald), EVER!!!!!
  15. bigtexashonk

    bigtexashonk Supporting Member

    Fat deep lush tone indeed. One band I play with does lots of 60's covers, so the sound is ideal.

    Also amazed at the wide tonality. Those Barts really do respond to a pick!

    What differences (besides the frets of course) do you notice between the US and Skyline model?

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