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SOLD REDUCED | Lakland 44-64 | "Duck Dunn" | Skyline Precision Bass | 2018 | Candy Apple Red

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Joe Milstein, Dec 3, 2018.


  1. Joe Milstein

    Joe Milstein Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 7, 2007
    Central New Jersey
    Gamma Bass Guitars
    Price:
    $985
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    New Jersey
    REDUCED!!!

    Hey Folks!

    Check out this hottie for sale :) .... Photos can't do it justice. Like new | MINT | With upgrades.

    All original parts are included !

    Treat yourself or a loved one for the Holidays! This is an incredible Precision bass - Skyline model and it has been upgraded and brought to the next level of excellence in tone and playability. Now powered with an Aguilar 4P-60 Pick up (The AG 4P-60 pickups use all the period-correct parts, including Heavy Formvar wire and Alnico V magnets. These pickups have just the right amount of mid-range “nose” to cut through and give all the deep support one would expect from a great 60’s P-bass pickup.) ,and the Emerson Custom prewired P bass kit.


    Wired with 22 AWG vintage push-back wire for that vintage look and sound. Soldered connections to the input jack are insulated with heat-shrink to ensure durability and long life. Currently strung with DR Stainless Steel Low Riders (45-105).

    Also included is the new Lakland Gig Bag, and all original parts. This is a sweet bass for any level player.


    Donald “Duck” Dunn, known for his syncopated grooves on classics like Wilson Pickett’s “In the Midnight Hour,” “Knock on Wood” with Otis Redding, and “Time is Tight” by Booker T and the MGs, says it was the effects of the wear and tear of four decades of touring and studio gigs that started his search for an instrument that would make playing easier.
    He found it in one he had originally purchased for his son, a precision-style bass fitted with a jazz-style neck. He says the thinner neck “let him play a little faster.” Then in 1999, Lakland artist and first call session bassist Bob Glaub introduced him to Lakland.
    Dunn was impressed with the quality and feel of Glaub’s bass, particularly the feel of the neck, which he described as “strong and powerful.” One thing led to another, and soon Dunn and Dan Lakin were discussing basses – specifically the creation of a new model of Lakland bass with a precision-style body and a thin jazz-style neck. Says Dunn, “We designed it together – and it’s fantastic!” And thus the Duck Dunn signature bass was born. “The neck is fast and smooth,” says Dunn. “And the bass (Dunn’s is made from Swamp Ash and is painted candy red) is lightweight but a hummer. It sounds great – and the quality and craftsmanship is impeccable.” Dunn says that it’s so light and the balance is so good it feels more like having a guitar on his shoulder than a bass.
    Having a bass that caters to the way he plays has made all the difference, says Dunn. He notes, “The neck is fast and smooth and the bass is lightweight – but a hummer. It sounds great – and the quality and craftsmanship is impeccable.” He notes, “The bass just feels tougher and more solid.” And that translates into a more comfortable playing experience for Dunn, both on stage and in the studio.
    Dunn emphasizes that the right instrument can make a big difference, but that it can only take a player so far, especially when it comes to developing good time. Reminiscing about the early days as a Stax recording artist, Dunn says that it was Stax drummer Al Jackson, Jr. who taught him the most about this subject. He recalls, “Al would say, ‘Dundedunn, wait on 2 and then play.’ A lot of players know all the notes, but can’t get a feel for the music, and that’s what he was talking about – shut your eyes and wait on 2 and just listen.” Dunn refers to Jackson as the “James Jamerson of Stax,” and says that his timing was so impeccable that when playing with him, everybody’s playing “got different.” He adds, “Al also told me: ‘If you play in 16ths, think 1/8ths, 1/8ths think 1/4s. If you cut it in half, the thoughts will be simpler, and it won’t be as busy. And always smile.’”
    The rest is history; but the first 30 Skyline Duck Dunn signature basses are shipping now. All necks come standard with binding and pearl block inlay; Skyline fingerboards come in Rosewood only. Skylines are available with Swamp Ash bodies only.

    Product Specs
    Condition:
    Mint

    Brand:
    Lakland

    Model:
    44-64 "Duck Dunn" Skyline P Bass

    Finish: Candy Apple Red


    Tuners: Hipshot

    Categories:
    4-String

    Year:
    2018

    Right / Left Handed :
    Right Handed

    Fretboard Material:
    Rosewood

    Number of Strings:
    4 String

    Body Shape:
    P-Style

    Nut Width: 1.5" tapered

    Asking only
    $985 $875 $799 o/b/o shipped with Lakland gig bag and all original parts and the upgrades. ($1170 new anywhere else without the upgrades)

    Thanks for looking.

    Enjoy!

    Joey

    Photos don't do it justice. This thing lights up the room and stage. Gorgeous CAR.

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  2. lbbc

    lbbc Supporting Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Seaford , DE
    This is a beauty!!!
     
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  3. Joe Milstein

    Joe Milstein Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 7, 2007
    Central New Jersey
    Gamma Bass Guitars
    thanks! it looks nicer than the photos. a real museum piece. and feels and sounds like a dream!
     
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  4. funkyjudge

    funkyjudge Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Langhorne, PA, USA
    That’s a really nice bass, Joey! It’s also one of my all-time favorite Lakland models, with some nice - but subtle - upgrades.
     
  5. Joe Milstein

    Joe Milstein Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 7, 2007
    Central New Jersey
    Gamma Bass Guitars
    Agree. It’s a gem. Thanks bud !
     
  6. Joe Milstein

    Joe Milstein Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 7, 2007
    Central New Jersey
    Gamma Bass Guitars
    O/B/O
     
  7. GroovyBaby

    GroovyBaby G&L Fanboy Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2007
    Huntingdon, PA
    Weight please?
     
  8. Joe Milstein

    Joe Milstein Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 7, 2007
    Central New Jersey
    Gamma Bass Guitars
    About 9 lbs in my bathroom scale.
     
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  9. Joe Milstein

    Joe Milstein Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 7, 2007
    Central New Jersey
    Gamma Bass Guitars
    obo
     
  10. Joe Milstein

    Joe Milstein Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 7, 2007
    Central New Jersey
    Gamma Bass Guitars
    Reduced $875 Shipped CONUS o/b/o
     
  11. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    Agreed...Lakland's CAR is super deep!

    I've had 2 lakies in that color...someday I'll have another!
     
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  12. dagrev

    dagrev Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2006
    Kentucky
    Nice! Really nice! Always wanted to play one of those.
     
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  13. Joe Milstein

    Joe Milstein Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 7, 2007
    Central New Jersey
    Gamma Bass Guitars
    its a great bass. i can't believe it didnt sell.. ... happy holidays ..... o/b/o
     
  14. Joe Milstein

    Joe Milstein Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 7, 2007
    Central New Jersey
    Gamma Bass Guitars
    $799! :-(
     
  15. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Supporting Member

    If I played P basses, that’d be the one
     
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  16. Joe Milstein

    Joe Milstein Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 7, 2007
    Central New Jersey
    Gamma Bass Guitars
    Sold - heading to Ohio! Thanks Bill!
     
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