Lakland Skyline 44-01 vs. 44-02???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by panic_striken, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. panic_striken


    Oct 13, 2005
    I have never been able to lay my hands on either of these instruments, but I have heard and read nothing but great things about them. I have decided to take a little x-mas cash and try to make a nice down payment on one if I like the feel and tone. Bottom line how much of a difference is there sound wise between the two??? I know the 01 has the Bart soapbars and MK1 preamp, and the 02 has a Bart MM and J-style pups with a different preamp. Also, if you were gonna make the choice between a G&L Tribute L2000 or a Lakland Skyline 44-01 what would you go for??? I know it is real up to the individual, but since you don't know my style just tell me why it would fit you better:) Thanks ya'll!!!!!! :smug:
  2. panic_striken


    Oct 13, 2005
    Anyone got anything at all to say...............besides look it up :p Which I have done a little research on, but I would appreciate your input :)
  3. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    yup, the overall differences between 55-01 and 55-02 are the same as between 44-01 and 44-02 with obvious exception of the B string
  4. vacman


    Mar 8, 2004
    portland, or
    IMHO the Skyline series are for the money one of the best values around. Great fit and finish and the bart tone is a fav of mine, YMMV. As a side note the customer service at Lakland is top notch. I have been on a hunt for a new five string and Lakland has made my short list. Good luck with your hunt!
  5. panic_striken


    Oct 13, 2005
    What do ya'll think between the G&L Tribute L2000 & Lakland Skyline 44-01????
  6. jacochops


    Jul 2, 2000
    Suzhou, China
    44-01, hands down....
    The Tributes, IMO, are exceedingly heavy basses....the 44-01s I've played (around 4) have all been uber-light....tone-wise, the Lakland is more flexible, due to the 3 band pre---if I were you, though, I'd custom-order it with the bartolini pre that they use on the 44-02 series. That pre and those pickups work exceptionally well together...try the Dude at, Adrian Garcia at Accessbass, Juan at, or They can all take care of you!
    Good luck!
  7. I'll go with the lakland.. but the G&L is really versatile. Both of them have very different tones.. you've gotta try them first and see what kinda tone you're looking for. :)
  8. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    G&L Tribute L-2000, hands down...
    The tributes are not that heavy IMO. Lakland is lighter, but not to the point where it bothers me (may bother some). The G&L pickups and pre work really well together, and having played all three of these basses i can safely say that it sounds just as good with far more versatility. Cant be beat for the money, ip here in Canada theyre cheaper than a 44-01 as well...

    different strokes for different folks eh?