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Possible Lado Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jjdhawg, Mar 5, 2016.


  1. Jjdhawg

    Jjdhawg Supporting Member

    May 22, 2015
    Halifax NS Canada
    Hey folks, looking for some opinions here. I have the potential chance to trade a '03 Gibson SG Std. for a 70's Lado bass. I haven't had a chance to try it out yet but it's close enough I will be able to if we decide to meet up. I'm finding it very hard to get much information via google and I'm wondering if anyone would care to weigh in?

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  2. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    Make sure you wear a weight lifting belt. The Lados I have seen were crazy heavy, 12+ pounder 4-strings. They were nice basses, the guy is (or was) based out of Ontario, I want to say he was right in Taranta (Toronto) but I may be wrong.
     
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  3. Jjdhawg

    Jjdhawg Supporting Member

    May 22, 2015
    Halifax NS Canada
    Have you played any with those pups in them? Curious as to what they sound closest to, to you?

     
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  4. Jjdhawg

    Jjdhawg Supporting Member

    May 22, 2015
    Halifax NS Canada
    Yeah theres a few different shapes I've managed to find so far(that spector shape being one of them). Having a hard time finding anything related to value or any video clips. I hope the dude wants to meet up sooner than later I can't wait to try the thing out!
     
  5. cdef

    cdef

    Jul 18, 2003
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  6. Squittolo

    Squittolo

    May 13, 2011
    Italy
    Is it the same Lado that provided (back in the 80's) to make some custom signature basses/guitars for Iron Maiden? I've found this info reading the cd booklet of Live After Death.
     
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  7. Jjdhawg

    Jjdhawg Supporting Member

    May 22, 2015
    Halifax NS Canada
    Yup. Same Lado.
     
  8. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    It's been a few years since I have even seen a Lado, I cannot really remember what electronics were in either one.
     
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  9. MarkoYYZ

    MarkoYYZ Commercial User

    Jan 31, 2012
    Toronto
    Hammersmith Music
    Used to be in the Toronto area, but now out by Peterborough IIRC. Yes, he built some instruments for Maiden before the whole band signed with Fender... there's a famous shot of Steve Harris with his metallic blue Lado, which had a slightly Alembic thing going on, which carried through on a lot of the instruments.

    I've had two Lado's in my hands... both extremely well made neck throughs, but styling and weight just aren't up my alley.
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  10. Killer Canary

    Killer Canary Guest

    Aug 27, 2015
    I remember seeing so many Canadian bands playing Lados in the 80s and then they just seem to have faded out.
    Honeymoon Suite, Toronto, Headpins etc.
    I'd sure love to try one out some day.
     
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  11. Killer Canary

    Killer Canary Guest

    Aug 27, 2015
    Those Dwarfs vids were always so damned entertaining.:)
     
  12. DOMIT

    DOMIT

    Feb 16, 2016
    I know absolutely NOTHING about those, but it looks sweet! Alembic-ish in a way.
     
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  13. D'marzio High OutPut Bass Pickups..(Super Distortion's but for Bass).. Limited run... I have a LADO "Falcon" for sale on Kijiji up here in Toronto,Ontario, Canada from the late 70's...
     
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  14. jdthebassman

    jdthebassman

    Jul 11, 2010
    lados are real nice I have a 1980 hawk. they are heavy but worth it. I would do the trade, talked to joe 2 weeks ago real nice guy he is retired now.
     
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  15. Eric Swaim

    Eric Swaim GOD, U.S. MIlitary, Country Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    Murfreesboro, TN
    I had a fretless Lado 5 string a few years back, weighed a ton.
     
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  16. NealBass

    NealBass Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2014
    Ontario
    I remember seeing a lot of them in the area. I'm just trying to imagine what this double neck weighs....

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  17. Metalbasspro

    Metalbasspro

    Feb 9, 2009
    WA state
    Harris had a Lado but remember he did not play it very long. Before long he went back to his P bass.

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  18. MarkoYYZ

    MarkoYYZ Commercial User

    Jan 31, 2012
    Toronto
    Hammersmith Music
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  19. Jjdhawg

    Jjdhawg Supporting Member

    May 22, 2015
    Halifax NS Canada
    The gentleman hasn't responded since I've started this thread. I'm thinking he's lost interest in the trade, hopefully not. I'm thinking he was only interested in the SG since locally he can get a bit more than he wanted for the Lado to begin with and they're typically an easy sell. Maybe someone showed up with cash in hand. Oh well at least I've acquired a nice bout of g.a.s. for an Alembic-esq neck through...my wife will be thrilled to hear it!
     
  20. Jjdhawg

    Jjdhawg Supporting Member

    May 22, 2015
    Halifax NS Canada
    Just...wow..lol
     
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