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Rank these 3 basses. Fender, Sire, Lakland

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jazzcaster89, Dec 24, 2016.


  1. Jazzcaster89

    Jazzcaster89

    Oct 3, 2016
    Ive only played Fender out of these 3. Very interested in the other two. What are your opinions on best middle bottom of these three. Looking mostly for build quality. The most bang for your buck.
    Fender mim j bass
    Lakland skyline 44-01
    Sire v7 ash/maple
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2016
  2. joel406

    joel406

    Dec 27, 2013
    Florida
    Skyline
    Fender
    Sire
     
  3. Jazzcaster89

    Jazzcaster89

    Oct 3, 2016
    Really? I thought the Sire's were getting rave reviews of being way above Mexican Fenders.
     
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  4. mrb327

    mrb327

    Mar 6, 2013
    Colorado
    Nobody Knows
    Recently purchased a MIM J. Build quality was significantly improved and a great choice over the other 2
     
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  5. alack

    alack

    Nov 20, 2000
    Florida
    More specific please. Which model from each brand?
     
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  6. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    The 44-01 is not a Jazz Bass. You can, however, install Nordstrand Big Singles, and make it sound like a Jazz Bass. I like MIM Jazz Basses, but when it comes to active Jazzes, the Sire V7 is closer to the Elite Jazz than it is to the Mexican Deluxe series.
     
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  7. TMARK

    TMARK

    Jan 10, 2012
    Richmond VA
    Lakland
    MIM Fender
    Sire

    The Lakland Skyline is pretty much as good as an import gets.
     
  8. Jazzcaster89

    Jazzcaster89

    Oct 3, 2016
    Agree on quality of mim. I absolutely love my 2014 j standard. Leaps and bounds better than my mid 90's j I used to have.
     
  9. Jazzcaster89

    Jazzcaster89

    Oct 3, 2016
    I did.
    Lakeland skyline 44-01
    Mim standard
    Sire v7 ash maple
     
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  10. Jazzcaster89

    Jazzcaster89

    Oct 3, 2016
    Honestly that's my biggest fear. I do love jazz basses. A lot. Not sure I'd be happy with it. Although having other tonal options are never bad either. A friend of mine said the Lakeland has a weird neck. Any thoughts on that?
     
  11. Jazzcaster89

    Jazzcaster89

    Oct 3, 2016
     
  12. Jazzcaster89

    Jazzcaster89

    Oct 3, 2016
    So in your opinion the sire is way better or slightly better than the Mexican deluxe? Thanks
     
  13. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I love Lakland necks! My only, very mild, criticism is that they could be thinner front to back like Sadowsky or Carvin.
     
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  14. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I think the Sire is a much nicer bass than the Deluxe. When it comes to passive basses, the Road Worn and Flea Signature are great if you like relic basses.
     
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  15. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    Fender
    Fender
    Fender
     
  16. chris_b

    chris_b

    Jun 2, 2007
    My preference would be for the Lakland. All Laklands I've played have had fantastic necks - but if you gave me those basses to play I'd probably make them all sound pretty much the same.

    Who knows whether that's a good thing or not!

    IMO anyone can sound great on each of those basses.
     
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  17. Jazzcaster89

    Jazzcaster89

    Oct 3, 2016
    You sound like me. I have literally been strictly Fender for almost twenty years. Guitars, basses, amps. I do prefer Taylor acoustics though. Just trying to widen my horizons a bit.
     
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  18. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    No simple answer. The lower down the foodchain you go, the less consistent the quality.
     
  19. TMARK

    TMARK

    Jan 10, 2012
    Richmond VA
    My Lakland DJ4 has one of the nicest necks and tone of almost any bass I've owned.
     
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  20. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    I'm totally open to other things, but the Skyline Glaub I owned and the Sire I had a chance to try just weren't up to my particular standards. I think the saying "if you want a Fender, get a Fender" holds true under the $2000 mark. Just IMO.
     
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