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Nice Lakland...(if you can get it)!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Greatcrimson, Apr 24, 2003.

  1. Lakland good :^)

    24 vote(s)
  2. Lakland bad :^(

    1 vote(s)
  1. Greatcrimson

    Greatcrimson Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2002
    Central NJ, USA
    After playing a number of basses and justifing to the family that I really need a new bass, I finally deciided on a new Lakland 44-02 Deluxe, Cherry with a Maple neck. This color combo is in their catalog, it's on their website and I've seen a few on the web. It's a beautiful bass - But when I went to my local Lakland dealer and he tried to order me one. Lakland told him the earliest I would see it is NOVEMBER! It seems everyone wants a 5 string now so they're not ordering many 4s.

    I'm very disiponted to say the least. So, now I'm trying to decide what to get instead of a Lakland since they don't seem to have their production act together on these models. Any suggestions on similiar basses in the price range?

  2. Gard


    Mar 31, 2000
    WInter Garden, FL
    ...you have a PM.

  3. SlavaF


    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB

    Well, think of it this way: if they didn't order as many fives, a lot more people would be bitching that they didnt have enough 5's. Just because they are trying their best to appeal to everybody but don't have your satisfaction, they're not gonna be changing anything... Lakland's just trying to satisfy the majority, and you seem to be in a minority... makes sense if you ask me.

    Just my humble opinion.

    BTW, maybe try Stringray and Sterling 4's?
  4. SlavaF


    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB


    Go Gard!
  5. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al

    Haha!! Get him, Gard!
  6. SlavaF


    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB

    ... Snare him in your web!

    (crack dealer):p
  7. pmkelly

    pmkelly Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    yeah.... Gard has you alright!

  8. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    well- Gard gotcha , but they are available-
    i have exactly that coming to the store for a special order- ( rosewood board) and the only drawback right now is that Lakland is out of preamps for the time being- but knowing Gard - they have one is stock-- so there you go...
  9. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    If you can't find what you're looking for locally, ALWAYS come here and check with Gard, Adrian Garcia, or Dude. Between the three of them, they should have you covered for just about anything you'd need. Very great guys to talk, too, also!
  10. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Crack dealer:p

  11. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Poor bastard never saw it coming! :D
  12. I've bought four cabinets from Gard in the last year or so - and been happy with the deals and service on all of them.

    The funny part is most of the time all he has to do is sit on the bank with his pole in the water. The fish come to him :)
  13. Sean Baumann

    Sean Baumann Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Livin' in the USA
    Gard rules! He went so far out of his way for me. I wanted a Lakland Skyline JO/5 w/ maple neck. He didn't have one, so he sent one with rosewood back to Lakland to have the neck switched. In the end, I didn't keep it and he was cool with it. Gard rules! I've bough 90% of my gear from BC.
  14. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    Oi Crikey! The Shaak seems to be circling the prey... Oh me gawd! He attaked! And now its just a futile struggle until the inevitable end...

  15. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    I got my prom dress from Gard.

    He's a real sweetheart.
  16. Gard


    Mar 31, 2000
    WInter Garden, FL
    Oh, now you call me a sweetheart, but you wouldn't even gimme a g'night kiss after the prom, won't let me see the photos, and won't even return my calls.



  17. grooveguru


    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    I'm tellin ya, it ain't Gard's fault. He's under the spell of "The Beaver":rolleyes:
  18. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Pole?! Ha!! They just jump up right into the bucket!!

    brad cook
  19. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Yeah, he sold me the dress but there's no need for name-calling.
  20. Gard


    Mar 31, 2000
    WInter Garden, FL
    Hey, you wore the dress....

    ...but there's still no need for name-calling!