New Lakland Skyline Geezer Butler signature bass!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DuluthDank, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. I was just browsing Sweetwater and saw this bad boy.
    Lakland Skyline 44-64 GZ - Black

    I did a search and couldn't find any other thread on this, so I figured I'd bring it to TB's collective attention. It kind of reminds me of the Duff Mckagan sig Fender offers these days.
    Fender Duff McKagan Deluxe Precision Bass - Black

    I'm all about black basses, but this one is maybe a bit too black...even just a bit of white on the edge of the pickguard like the Duff would do this bass wonders IMO. Otherwise it seems like a great option to get more vintage pickups for those who don't like the Neopunch pickups on the other skylines.
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  2. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Needs black block inlays, too.

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  3. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    That's SOO COOL!!!
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  4. GregC

    GregC Questlove, Black Thought, Hamilton Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Cool, glad to see they're doing it as a Skyline; it's been a US model for a couple years.
  5. chanson

    chanson Supporting Member

    I saw this bass a couple weeks ago and it looks cool. I personally would prefer chrome hardware, but as a metal fan I certainly dont object to the blacked out look..

    Last edited: Jun 25, 2019
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  6. KB5


    Sep 28, 2012
    Here's a clip.

  7. Bury St. Edmund

    Bury St. Edmund

    Jun 27, 2007
    I just called Sweetwater to order one. They said expect delivery in December :rollno:. But it is almost exactly what I want. If only the back of the neck was black, too, it would look like my Jazz Bass Special.
  8. Nice. I'd swap out the pick guard for a white one, otherwise it sounds and looks perfect!
  9. I've got one. I like it - BLACK and old school PBass sound with J pup to give the edge and it's light too (8.9 lbs). Always wanted an ebony fingerboard. :D

  10. thunderkyss


    May 1, 2012
    Are they made in Canada or Germany?
  11. Skylines - in the ad there - are 'crafted in Indonesia' and 'designed and completed in Chicago'.

  12. Guinness20


    Jan 24, 2013
    Liverpool, UK
    Somehow didn't know these were a thing :wideyed: Been lusting after an all-black mckagan signature PJ but I don't like painted necks, this would suit me much better!
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  13. TerenceE

    TerenceE Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2015
    There was one on reverb I missed for 950 cause the shipping was 150 bucks lil
  14. Ebony fingerboard is a thing for me. IDK about anybody else.... ;)
  15. Where was it? Overseas? They do that a lot - low price and high shipping to lure you in... :rollno:

    After some haggling, I got mine for $1050, including tax and shipping. Very pleased with it - becoming my #1 @9 lbs - compared to 10.7 lb Ray - that and passive with the EMGs, anodized aluminum black pick-guard and all black with Ebony and strings thru body! :bassist:
  16. TerenceE

    TerenceE Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2015
    Chicago music exchange. Free shipping in USA. 150 bucks 40 miles over the border lol
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    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    I've read a lot of great things about that EMG set. I've got to try them some time.
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  18. Which border? There are 4 or 5 near Chicago.