Played a Lakland Joe Osborn Skyline 5 today

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by gfab333, Dec 20, 2002.

  1. gfab333


    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    A friend of mine received his JO Skyline 5 today, and I had the opportunity to play it for a few minutes. The bass sounded, played, and felt great. The workmanship and finish appeared to be par for the overseas Laklands, like the Skyline 55-01s and 55-02s. If you've tried these basses, you know that the workmanship and finish is very good for their price; I would venture to say superior to many other basses in the same price range.

    The neck seemed to be slightly less chunky than the Skyline 55-XX series. However, it has enough width to satisfy most players IMHO; it's not too narrow at all. This neck is very easy to play through the entire scale. As you would expect, it truly has a Fender Jazz Bass vibe.

    I have on one order with a J-Retro, and it should get here this weekend. I should be able to provide a more detailed review soon.
  2. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I have a 5er with a J Retro coming too. It should be here on Monday.
  3. pmkelly


    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    I have one that should arrive on monday as well, but mine is passive... looks like a few people will be enjoying JO5s for christmas!

  4. Keef Green

    Keef Green Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2001
    Spovegas Washington
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