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New Lakland arrived today!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JRBrown, Feb 4, 2003.


  1. JRBrown

    JRBrown

    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    This came in today. A USA Lakland 4-94. Nothing fancy, just a pure slappin' bass. The adage "Less is more" definitely applies.

    - This replaced my Stingray-4 which is on its way to a lucky T-Basser. The Lakland is not as aggressive as the Ray, but it gives me the ultra low-end.

    - I may install my SD Bassline Alnico MM pickup at some point. Other than that, this is a keeper. :)

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  2. JRBrown

    JRBrown

    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    Last pic. This is the first bass that I have no desire to photograph...guess I'll just have to PLAY it! :D

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  3. NOLABASS

    NOLABASS

    Oct 16, 2002
    New Orleans
    OOOOhhh Weee I bet that baby sounds good. I like the finish choice. I am very happy with mine.
     
  4. That seems to be quite a bass. Congrats!
     
  5. shirojiro

    shirojiro

    Jan 24, 2001
    San Francisco
    That's a great looking bass!

    Sometimes I think that I could sell off all of my basses and get a couple of Lakland 5 strings in fretted and fretless and call it a day.
     
  6. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    That's an S&M bass. It begs to be slapped. Yeah...you like that don't cha? Yeah that's right, beg for it.....come on, I said....ummmm....I uh.....bye now! :eek:
     
  7. How much it cost ya ?
     
  8. JRBrown

    JRBrown

    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    Tonight. After I get back from the gym.

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  9. LOL, so how much that bad girl cost ;) ?
     
  10. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    That's either the funniest post I've seen, or the most frightening. I haven't decided yet. :D

    Looks like a nice piece of bass.

    Remember--it's okay to love your bass, just don't love your bass....;)
     
  11. bizzaro

    bizzaro

    Aug 21, 2000
    Vermont
    And the bass looks sweet too. ....................:D


    And the "bad girl":confused:

    Is she still tied up:eek:
     
  12. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    JR, are you talking about this GORGEOUS natural finish SR4 ? Is it this one you're saying you let go ? :(
     
  13. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    Hopefully your wife isn't jealous.

    In such a situation, mine would be. :D
     
  14. Beautiful bass!

    Can we move this to off topic and hear more details about the "accessories"?

    :D
     
  15. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
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  16. It's funny cause he has a whip and hand cuffs!
    :D
     
  17. pmkelly

    pmkelly

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    yes.... I love threads were laklands start popping up all over the place... Nice basses to both JR and Munji... got room in your hearts for a couple of Skylines?

    :D

    P@

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  18. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain
    Bassist
    Hey JR,

    Great lookingbass, that's my favorite combo, I can't wait till March to get my new 4-94. It has the Duncans (alnico version on the MM, not the standard SS) and a three way mid freq selector switch. Check it here:
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    keep groooovin'
    Fran
     
  19. JRBrown

    JRBrown

    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    Thanks! Completed the bass tune-up today. I bought it used so it needed some work. Thanks to the folks at Lakland for their assistance [and patience]. The back of the neck was slightly dingy and rough. I had to buff it with a scotch pad, clean with mineral spirits, apply tung oil, let dry for 24 hours, then buff again with the scotch pad. I installed some new strings, new battery, and dropped the action down real low. The results: Like new!

    The sound? Some say the Lakland can emulate J, MM, and P basses. If you buy a Lakland thinking you’re going to get a J, MM, and P all in one, save your money. It does come close though: J = 90%, MM = 80%, P = 70%. Nothing beats the J, MM, and P basses in their true form. I guess it’s that last 10-30% that set those basses apart from the rest. Luckily, the Lakland has a very good sound of its own: clean, balanced, and laid back. There’s plenty of everything, but not a whole lot of anything. Maybe that’s why you’re not likely to hear, “Sounds like a Lakland.” I may withdraw the sale of my Lull jazz bass. The Lakland is a quality bass in every respect, but well-made “signature-sound” basses, such as the Lull Jazz, StingRay, and Bob Glaub, pack a lot more excitement. The Lakland is now my “everyday” bass.

    All cleaned up:

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  20. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Very nice. My Sadowksy is very similar looking.....

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