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Lakland Prototypes!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jobo4, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. jobo4


    Apr 19, 2006
    Austin, TX
    I was doing my usual cruise by Bass Emporium the other day and say some lakies I wasn't familiar with. Owner John Files told me they were prototypes built by Ed Reynolds for Lakland.

    The four string was my favorite in terms of tone and punch, but it isn't the most "pristine." Note the absence of the Lakland logo stamped on the bridge (a proto bridge perhaps.) Plus there is a real 65 jazz pup in the neck.:hyper:


    The five strings are also nice. The sea foam, I also played and it was very cool. The knobs are slightly different.


    There's also this one that looks most like the current 55-94s in Dapne blue with the painted neck. (I did not play it.)


    All three have "Poppin!" birdseye boards.:cool:
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    Ooooooh -- Tasty! (But for $1,999, it ought to be!)
  3. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    New York
    that 4 string is gorgeous!!!
  4. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    If that 4 string about didn't have exposed poles, I'd love it.

    Aside from that, it's gorgeous.
  5. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    New York
    martin keith ha sa similar looking birdseye board waiting for my custom singlecut 5 im ordering from him:p cant wait.
  6. jobo4


    Apr 19, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Seems like the four banger is the fav. I did also dig that seafoam color after I got used to it.:)
  7. Hi

    I was lucky enough to get hold of the Teal sunburst Ed Reynolds 4 94 4 string protype recently and imported it to UK.
    It's superb - best bass I've ever played.
    I know this is an old thread, but anyone know anything about the history of the bass?

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