lakland question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ecufunk, Dec 10, 2007.

lakland question

Poll closed Jan 3, 2008.
  1. lakland darryl jones with retro

    27 vote(s)
  2. lakland 55-01 with nordstrand big singles

    11 vote(s)
  3. lakland 55-01 with Bartolini CB pickups

    8 vote(s)
  4. lakland 55-02

    28 vote(s)
  1. ecufunk

    ecufunk Guest

    Nov 19, 2007
    which one do you preffer?

    vote for best slap sound fingerstyle and every thing you know
  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I really like the tone of the DJ with retro. The 55-02 with Lakland electronics sounds swell as well, although I dont really enjoy the tone of the older bartolinis.

    My vote goes to DJ.
  3. ecufunk

    ecufunk Guest

    Nov 19, 2007
    i already have a lakland 4-94 i put some nordstrand 4.2 and nj4se the bad thing is that i put some retro preamp but i don´t know sounds great but a little dark, by the way i had a lakland darryl jones with retro but i had to sold it now i just want a 5 stringer
  4. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Sometimes you're the dog, sometimes the tree Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Palm Coast, FL
    I voted for the 55-02 since that is close to what I have (55-94) and I just love the tone. I have never heard a DJ-5 or a 55-01 with Nordies, though.

    Dan K.
  5. I love my DJ5 (with Audere), but I absolutely LOOOOVVVEEEEE my 55-02 with Laklands for versatility. You won't be disappointed in either one....
  6. ecufunk

    ecufunk Guest

    Nov 19, 2007
    so you like audere most than retro....can i know why?
  7. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    Southern Vermont
    im all about the jazz on steroids sound for slap and overall versatility, although the 55-02's are amazing basses and im sure the nordstrand pickups would be a huge improvement for the 55-01's although they are formidable as stock basses as well.

    my vote went to the DJ.
  8. ecufunk

    ecufunk Guest

    Nov 19, 2007
    so you should like the nordstrand big singles but i saw somewhere hat they are a little bit dark is this true?
  9. phat daddy

    phat daddy Guest

    Jun 16, 2006
    Tampa Bay, FL
    Contrary to popular opinion I love the old Barts in my 55-94. I'm going to check out one with the Laklands soon though, maybe I'll do one of each. The Barts are nice and billowy in the lows (like velvet), powerful in the mids and pristine in the highs. Some say the highs are too polite but I don't think so-- they're just not harsh. I definately voted for the 55-02.
  10. ecufunk

    ecufunk Guest

    Nov 19, 2007
    mmm.... i had the originals bart pickups on my lakland they were good but nordstrand are better but a little i´m very intersted on buying some bartolini CB classic bass series i want to see some one who has played these pickups
  11. ecufunk

    ecufunk Guest

    Nov 19, 2007
    some people likes the big singles....i don´t know i don´t like the nordstrand 4.2 very much it´s a really good pickups but it´s not my kind of sound
  12. ecufunk

    ecufunk Guest

    Nov 19, 2007
    i read someone put some adere on his jones now my question is....audere is better than retro????
  13. ecufunk

    ecufunk Guest

    Nov 19, 2007
    some opinions please...thanks
  14. As far as the 55-02 goes the tone is fantastic with the Lakland pickups and preamp. The slap tone it killer. I played a 55-94 a few years back with the Bartolini setup and wasn't crazy about it. It was much darker than my 55-02 with the Lakland electronics. The 55-02 is much better than some of the higher end basses that I've owned/played.
  15. I don't care for the whole two-single coil pickup sound. The 55-02 offers it, but that's not its only sound.
  16. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    I voted for the DJ with J-retro because I know I can get it to sound good while "slapping" even though I cannot slap worth a c**p (is that allowed?)...anyways - the other bass player at church is a FANTASTIC slapper and he can get my DJ or my 55-02 singing!!! It all really depends on whether you like 4 string or 5 string......