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new lakland

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by midichlorine, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. midichlorine

    midichlorine Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2005
    i'm ordering a new lakland
    skyline JO
    should i get maple or rosewood?
  2. buffordbass


    Nov 11, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amps, Lakland Basses
    oh maple for sure.... and order two please, my birthday is coming up, ya know?!??!
  3. RedemptionBass


    Dec 12, 2007
    Crystal Lake, IL
    Head (and only) Honcho at Redemption Bass
    Ummmmm.....like, doy. Totally maple.
  4. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Really depends on your preference. What do you like the look/feel of better? Do you slap? What type of music do you play?
  5. g4string

    g4string Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Melissa, TX
    RW..........the only way to go!!
  6. midichlorine

    midichlorine Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2005
    no slapping
    hell i usually keep my tone rolled off!
  7. Bassman7PM


    Mar 13, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    Can't go wrong either way, therefore go with Maple ;)
  8. r379


    Jul 28, 2004
    Dallas, Texas
    Personal opinion? Rosewood. I'm into a more vintagey tone and do not slap. Fingerstyle only. If you're into the whole slap or whatever thing then maple might be for you. IMO, YMMV, etc.
  9. Juniorkimbrough


    Mar 22, 2005
    Mississippi / Memphis, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses
    I've owned both a JO4 and JO5 with maple boards and now I own a JO4 with rosewood board. Honestly, I like both....the only reason I have the JO4 with the rosewood board now is because it was nearly a pound lighter than my other JO4.
  10. Mike Shevlin

    Mike Shevlin

    Feb 16, 2005
    Las Vegas
    Maple looks so darned good on that bass- I would get maple and adjust your tone with your amp
  11. BillySid

    BillySid Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2005
    Weatherford, TX
    Maple...like mine I just got!!

  12. Lorenzini


    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    If you roll your tone off you may not notice much of a difference, but I'm going to go ahead and recommend MAPLE.
  13. midichlorine

    midichlorine Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2005
    maple it do be!!
    be hear on friday!!
  14. bassclefman


    Apr 12, 2007
    New York City
    congratulations! Enjoy!
  15. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    What color's the finish?
  16. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
  17. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    I hate to be a turd in the punchbowl, but I like rosewood!
  18. Poon


    May 20, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'd definitely say Rosewood then. I just sold off my Joe Osborne 5 with a Maple Board. It was probably one of the if not the best sounding lakland I owned, however...my old JO5 with rosewood had something really special about it too. I think it's more classic getting rosewood.
  19. Lorenzini


    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Dat's true but if he is rolling the tone off he will get a punchier, yet still warm tone with maple. With rosewood it would be less articulate, less tone if you will. All that said, with the tone rolled off the thing he'll notice the most is the character of whatever PICKUPS he puts in there, and even more so, where he plucks with his fingers!
  20. fraublugher


    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    syrup season is coming...

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