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Lakland question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by slybass3000, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. slybass3000

    slybass3000 Banned

    Nov 5, 2004
    Hi there,
    I just got a used 55-94. I'm wondering about few things while I'm setting the bass to my taste.

    What the switch for? I know it is for parallel and serial.I would like to know what is what.

    What kind of setting for the mid are you using?

    Do you notice a difference stringing the bass tru the body?

    Thanks 4 reply,
  2. Actually the switch is like this:
    When it's pointing towards the bridge, it's the rear or bridge coil of the MM pick-up.
    In the middle, it's both-full MM.
    Pointing towards the neck, well, neck coil on the MM pick-up.

    It's done like this so you can have a "Jazz Bass" type of tones.
    When the blend knob is in the middle (center detent position, both pick up full on) and you throw the switch towards the bridge, it's kinda like a 70's Jazz Bass (the 70's Jazz Bass rear pick-up is about 1/2 inch closer to the bridge than the 60's era Jazz Basses).
    Switch towards the neck, a 60's Jazz Bass.

    As for the mids, I kept mine switched at 500hz if I remember.

    String thru body....I could never tell the difference myself. Others here swear by it, some don't.
  3. slybass3000

    slybass3000 Banned

    Nov 5, 2004
    Thanks Mike for the reply.
    I would have not figure out the switch without your help.
    So the MM pick-up is a split?

  4. Yup!
  5. Uhhh, what Mike said..........
  6. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    No you didn't, there's no picture.

  7. Ummm...what he said.....
  8. slybass3000

    slybass3000 Banned

    Nov 5, 2004
  9. Hope you got a good deal on it.
    They made it backwards!!!
  10. slybass3000

    slybass3000 Banned

    Nov 5, 2004
    Yeap,anyway for me the whole bass world is backward even if I'm a righty for the rest. I'm sure it is not the strangest thing in the universe.

  11. 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
    Beautiful bass, and that fretboard is sick. One thing though. Invest in some Dunlop 65 and use it, especially before you take pics of it.
  12. slybass3000

    slybass3000 Banned

    Nov 5, 2004
    Why is that?
    Are the dunlop's PU better then the Bart on this bass?

  13. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    LOL. Dunlop 65 is Guitar Polish. :D

    BTW, Beautiful Bass.
  14. slybass3000

    slybass3000 Banned

    Nov 5, 2004
    Thanks for the info. I'll go to bed less ignorant!!
    I should admit that most of my basses have oil finish.
    So, I'll go get some D65.LOL

  15. Phantasm

    Phantasm I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For.

    Sep 16, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Laklands are great basses, there's no way you went wrong with this purchase.

    I left the mid switch wherever they were when i got the bass. I tend to boost a little on the mid, but if you do any kind of slapping you'll probably not want to do that.

    I also tend to cut the lows a little since there's plenty of them.

    I'll boost the treble (which i believe is at 2.5k) when I want more clarity on my attack.

    The EQ is very versatile and a little goes a long way.