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Need help - Lakland Skyline Bartolini Pre-amp info

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dcarwin, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. dcarwin


    Feb 11, 2013
    Hi All,

    I need some assistance ID'ing this preamp. I have a 2001 Korean Lakland 55-01. I am preparing to sell it here, so I want to get my facts straight.

    I know that when I bought it, it had an upgraded Bartolini preamp. It has five control knobs, of the rubberized Bartolini type.

    IIRC, it was the preamp used in the USA Laklands at the time. The quirk is that there is no "switch" on the front, maybe because it's a 55-01 and not a 55-02? Either way I have a pic of the electronics cavity below, and I don't know what the function of the dual dip switch is.

    Can anyone ID the pre-amp (i.e. name it)?
    Can anyone tell me what the two switches do?

    Thanks everyone.

  2. makaspar

    makaspar Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    Austin, TX
  3. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    The dip switches adjust the mid frequencies. Does look like the 55-02 preamp but that's a sloppy install. The pre in my 55-02 was a lot neater than that. I'm sure it's a version of the NBMT-918 designed for Lakland.
  4. JTE


    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    That is very sloppy, and doesn't look at all like it was done by Lakland. The dead give-away is the use of duct tape!

  5. dcarwin


    Feb 11, 2013
    Thanks for the ID. I can clean up the install.
  6. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    wow!!! i would say clean up the install before selling....