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NBD: Lakland USA 55-69 tetsuya (high res pics)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ShowKing, May 17, 2011.


  1. I waited over 7 months for this build and I must say, this bass is true perfection! I love everything about it.

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    Straight out of the box

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    The Lakland case looks amazing. I've gotten just as much compliments for the case as the bass.

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    See thru pink, quilted maple top, white pearloid pickguard, gold hardware, 35" super long scale

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    ESP tetsuya custom designed pickups with ebony pickup covers

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    ESP tetsuya custom designed preamp - 3-band with coil tap

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    Luminous side dots (glow in the dark)

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    Matching headstock

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    Hipshot USA Ultralite tuners

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    Birdseye maple fingerboard with ebony dots, quarter-sawn rock maple neck with graphite reinforcement bars

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    Swamp ash body

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    It sounds/looks/feels amazing.
    The bass weighs about 8lbs.
    I can't ask for anything more, it is perfect!
    Thank you to the Lakland team for making this happen :bassist:
     
  2. JEDI BASS

    JEDI BASS Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2008
    Knoxville, TN
    That's awesome! Love the look of the matching headstock w/ gold tuners. Now get some DRs on her! I hate Lakland steels :).
     
  3. Aspidites

    Aspidites

    Oct 20, 2009
    Berkeley CA
    I am not a Lakkie fan but that is pretty, now if you only were to get rid of that pickguard it would be even prettier.:bag:
     
  4. MarkusBass

    MarkusBass

    Feb 24, 2008
    California Coast
    Graphic Designer: Lakland
    Love it man! Just like that.
     
  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Now that is a pimped out bass!:eek:
     
  6. bass_snake

    bass_snake Banned

    Aug 13, 2008
    Stouffville, Ontario
    Looks great! Do you have sound clips?

    Friedrich
     
  7. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    Very nice. Reminds me a lot of ESP's Halibut Bass. Enjoy, and play it in good health!
     
  8. Kaappari

    Kaappari

    Nov 26, 2009
    Finland
    Sweet bass! One of my favorites for sure. It doesn't hurt thet tetsuya is a great player too.
     
  9. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's Supporting Member

    WOW! Gorgeous. I am salivating looking at the photos!
     
  10. Warmwam

    Warmwam

    Dec 11, 2009
    Thailand
    Look Like Love !!
     
  11. JEDI BASS

    JEDI BASS Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2008
    Knoxville, TN
    Yeah! And that pickguard is perfect!
     
  12. paganjack

    paganjack

    Dec 25, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    That is indeed a rad looking bass. I'm really digging the birdseye fingerboard.
     
  13. Nobody

    Nobody Banned

    Jul 14, 2004
    gravel
    :eek: WOW! That looks amazing! Just out of curiosity, why ESP electronics? Just for the halibut?:)
     
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  14. BobaFret

    BobaFret

    Jan 22, 2008
    I believe that what Tetsuya wanted in the bass.
     
  15. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    That is interesting, as the ESP's have Duncans.

    bardic1.

    Great looking bass, by the way. I love it!
     
  16. Klonk

    Klonk

    Apr 28, 2011
    Norway
    Nice looks, grats on your dream bass!
     
  17. bassbenj

    bassbenj

    Aug 11, 2009
    I noticed that one too. I love birdseye and that is SO gorgeous!
    SUPER, SUPER bass!
     
  18. THANKS GUYS :D

    I love DR's but the Lakland steels that are on this bass sounds and feels so good! I normally hate lakland steels so weird!

    haha i love this unique pickguard!

    Not yet.. will post if i get something worth uploading :)

    They are custom designed ESP electronics by tetsuya. They truely make this bass sound unique. I love them much more than the Lakland electronics in the 55-02/94.


    tetsuya has changed the ESP bardic to include bartolini's.
    love the tone i can get from this unique ESP custom designed electronics.
     
  19. Apt403

    Apt403

    Aug 12, 2008
    Redding California
    I've found my dream bass. :eek:
     
  20. Here's a pic of the family

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