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New Lakland arrived today!

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

  1. 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. :)

  2. 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



    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


    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


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    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


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

  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


    Aug 21, 2000
    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
    Carcassonne, 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
    Carcassonne, France
    Hopefully your wife isn't jealous.

    In such a situation, mine would be. :D
  14. Jeff Rader

    Jeff Rader Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Lone Star State
    Beautiful bass!

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

  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
  16. It's funny cause he has a whip and hand cuffs!
  17. pmkelly

    pmkelly Supporting Member

    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?



  18. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain
    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:

    keep groooovin'
  19. 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:

  20. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

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

    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=520588">