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Mr. UPS came to see me!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by grooveguru, Oct 12, 2001.


  1. grooveguru

    grooveguru

    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    Mr. UPS came to see me on Wednesday while I was away on business. He delivered my brand spanking new Lakland 55-94 Standard from Beav and the boys at Bass Central. I got home late and was only able to give it a quick once over and last night I had to work my second job and didn't get to try it and tonight I'm working as well. So tomorrow is the big try-out. First 5 string for me as well.

    I think this one is a keeper! I'll post the review and some pictures asap.:D
     
  2. Sounds like a beautiful bass. Nothing like a new bass to come home to at the end of the day!:D :D

    Have Fun!

    jtbp
     
  3. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Sounds like a shut-in weekend coming up for you Groove:cool:

    So what's your string count now? I'm thinking you're up to 17 strings total.

    I won't even go there with Brad. He's gotta be in triple digits. ;)

    Peace,

    James
     
  4. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    Denver, Colorado
    grooveguru,

    I'll trade you the MTD Beast that I have coming for your Lakland straight up! :D Obviously, I'm just joking. Congratulations on the new bass. I've never touched a Lakland bass. Can't find one locally. All of my visits to the Lakland site have me drooling though. Maybe I'll be able to get one of the new Skyline series because the American made verisons are probably out out of my reach for at least a few years. For now I'll have to settle with being happy for you. Bring on the PICS and other comments!
     
  5. flipperwhite

    flipperwhite

    Jul 12, 2001
    usa
    congrats! it's pure bliss/horror waiting on that big brown truck ain't it?:D
     
  6. BassMan2000

    BassMan2000

    Sep 27, 2000
    Canada
    Getting a new bass is like better then SEX :)
     
  7. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I don't know who you're having sex with!!!!:p :D

    Congrats on the new bass!!!!
     
  8. grooveguru

    grooveguru

    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    Thanks everyone. Malthumb the string count is going down actually. The Alembic's gone as is my Steinberger. Until I can get some pictures of mine this one looks identical:
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Sweet bass, gg.
     
  10. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Hey James, I'm too cheap to keep them all strung up at once. Now JT OTOH...

    ;)
     
  11. flipperwhite

    flipperwhite

    Jul 12, 2001
    usa
    thats a cool bass.
     
  12. Freakapotamus9

    Freakapotamus9

    Jun 20, 2001
    Nebraska
    mr. ups man visited my house yesterday too. congrats on the new bass!! :)
     
  13. Looks nice. Do you mind telling us what it cost you?
     
  14. grooveguru

    grooveguru

    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    About $2300
     
  15. grooveguru

    grooveguru

    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    Well the Mailman delivered my tortiseshell pickguard and extra strings today. The Lakland really look great with the tortiseshell pickguard. Nice contrast to all that wood.:)
     
  16. grooveguru

    grooveguru

    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    Can you say BANNED!
     
  17. What the heck is wrong with you, hi-end?:mad: Do you have a functional brain? I'm beginning to doubt it.
     
  18. Gabu

    Gabu

    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    bump
     
  19. grooveguru

    grooveguru

    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    Just plugged in the Lakland for the first time. Wow, very good tones to be had. Feels and sounds very very vintage Fender/MusicMan Stingray. The B string is awesome very tight sounding. I'll get a complete review and pictures up soon. This one is a keeper
    :D
     
  20. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Wow!! That was fast! What happened? :eek: :confused: :eek: