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Papa's gotta brand new bag!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gard, Jun 24, 2003.


  1. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    Daddy gotta new toy![​IMG]



    ...all I can say is :cool:
     
  2. SoComSurfing

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

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    Wow! Gard!! That thing is PURTY!!!
     
  3. miccheck1516

    miccheck1516 Guest

    Feb 15, 2003
    Ireland
    mmm that looks delish.

    Any bass i ever buy will have that same sort of finish, one where i can see the grain of the wood through it, beautiful. But, its a 5, i prefer my fours, still, very nice indeed.
     
  4. PICK

    PICK

    Jan 27, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    You cant just put a Picture!!!! We want details.
     
  5. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    Oh, OK...but there really isn't much to tell.

    It's a USA Lakland S55-94, swamp ash body with Transparent Blue finish, bird's eye maple fingerboard, standard Lakland Bartolini pickups & preamp. Nothing too speshul...

    ...but boy she sho plays & sounds as purdy as she looks!

    :smug:

    Gotta rehearsal in about half an hour, I'll post a post-rehearsal review when I get home!
     
  6. Deano Destructo

    Deano Destructo Music Man/Upton addict. Hasn't slept since 1979. Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I guess since you're retiring your sonus special I can have it right?:p Beautiful Lakland though. It can have a home with me when your tired of it too :bag:
     
  7. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Oooo... bitchin'. For some reason though, "Gard" and "Maple board" just don't seem to go together in my head.

    Nice bass.
     
  8. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Is that a fretted bass? ;)

    Maybe thats why brendan.

    Peace
    Thor
     
  9. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    If Gard wasn't holding some money over my head on that fretless issue... ooo, you'd get a earful, sonny!
     
  10. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    HI!

    Don't forget. No bass is as good lookin' as Gard himself!!!!!!!!!!:D

    Rob(BassCentral's best customer!!)
     
  11. furiously funky

    furiously funky Guest

    Dec 28, 2002
    Toronto
    how is the neck on the lakland? is it p-bassy? i heard they were big.
     
  12. The transparent blue on that looks awesome
     
  13. grooveguru

    grooveguru

    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    Gard:

    Congrats on the toy but I wish you would quit buying the same things as me(Eden D-410XST, Lakland S55-94);)

    Next you'll be getting some SIMs added to that Lakland ;)

    Did that Koa get back there yet? Could be yours!!!
     
  14. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Cool!!

    Sweet score Gard!! Probably got it at a good deal huh?? ;)
     
  15. lneal

    lneal

    Apr 12, 2002
    Lee County, Alabama
    You know it ain't no drag
    Papa's got a brand new bag.

    You are hereby commanded to bring that to the next get together. :cool:
     
  16. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    ...just got home from the first test drive.

    :D

    Great sound, so DEEP....gotta wrap my poor pea brain 'round that whole "speed bump" thing though...

    The neck & string spacing are a bit bigger than I'm used to, not to mention the whole 35" scale length thingy. Gonna have to spend some time in the 'shed to get more comfy with it, but I can see that won't take too long! Going to also spend a bit of time groking the controls - I know what they do, but I don't know it just yet. All fun stuff though, like getting a new girlfriend and learning what effect turning that knob has...

    Tonally, man...just man...it won't ever replace my Sonus as the #1 girlfriend in my heart (sorry FiXeR, but "Tina" stays with me! :p), but on rock gigs, this is gonna be the go-to bass. It's perfect for it! Good snap on the front of the notes, lots of punch and depth, and just smooth, but not overly polite.

    The drummer loves this thing, lotsa punch, nice and present. It don't look bad either - I actually prefer the ash to the fancier maple tops myself, classy lookin'.

    Brendan & Nick - yeah, it's maple, and it has *gasp* frets!!! :eek: Ya'll 'll get over it!

    Rob - How's things in upstate NY? The move went smooth, I hope, all settled in? Haven't heard from you in a while...and flattery is nice, but you're not my type!

    furious - It's a bit chunkier than what I've been used to, but not uncomfortably so.

    Spike - Yeah, it is, isn't it?

    malthumb - Took the werd right outta my mouf

    grooveguru - Uh, I hadda D-410XST first! :p ;) I'm not gonna let this neck outta my sight long enough for Simms, not to mention that I can't afford 'em! The Koa is still visiting with Keith, he's been buried lately, but I expect to see it this week. I still am in shock that it's on the way back, that was a great bass!!!
     
  17. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    Caracas - Yes! :D

    Prog - If I told you, I'd have to kill you...

    ;)

    Larry - Absolutely!!! You going to the Mobile Summit?
     
  18. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    You planning on being there??

    Bring up some cool toys from BC if you do!!

    :D