Show and tell: D. Lakin Black Beauty

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Shadi, Jan 13, 2022.

  1. Shadi

    Shadi Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2008
    Carbondale, IL
    Over the years I've worked off and on with Dan Lakin, both at Lakland basses and when he began his venture into D. LAKIN basses, both the first import series, then his most recent all American made basses in partnership with Dan Strack. I'm the proud owner of serial number 1....just wanted to show her off... 20220113_133910.jpg
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  2. Very, very nice! :thumbsup:
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  3. Shadi

    Shadi Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2008
    Carbondale, IL
    Here's the video of the fretwork and final setup of the bass:
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  4. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    There was a thread about D. Lakin the other day, is he still in business?
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  5. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Awesome! Cool video. Great looking bass.
  6. Shadi

    Shadi Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2008
    Carbondale, IL
    The honest answer right now is....I don't know....I too noticed the website was down. Hoping to talk to Dan soon.
  7. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    cool ax! :thumbsup:
  8. Jason Hollar

    Jason Hollar Jazz & Cocktails Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2005
    Central Pa
    Specs please! Is that a jazz neck?
  9. Shadi

    Shadi Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2008
    Carbondale, IL
    Yes, indeed it's a jazz neck. It's based off the Lakland Duck Dunn model, but has abalone inlays and a very vintage sounding Lindy Fralin pickup. Is black nitro sprayed with a nitro base, and the finish is sinking into the grain much like early Fenders did before they used Fullerplast. Has full sized Hipshot reverse tuners, vintage small frets. Weighs 8.25 pounds.
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  10. BlueTalon

    BlueTalon Happy Cynic Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Inland Northwest
    Endorsing Artist: Turnstyle Switch
    Lynn Ellsworth is making a bass for me that will be the only Rickenbacker-style bass (or guitar, for that matter) that he has ever made. He tells me the serial number is going to be "1 of 1" which I think is pretty cool.
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  11. truand85

    truand85 Zig Zag Wanderer Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2021
    Phoenix, AZ
    Looks great, congrats!
  12. Ampslut

    Ampslut Supporting Member

    May 15, 2017
    Barrackville WV
    Very cool
  13. PrecNut


    Sep 7, 2021
    Dans a great guy. I've owned NUMEROUS Dan-era Laklands.
    I bought several from him.
    Seems like he comes and goes.
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  14. She is a beaut!! Congrats!
  15. jhfishn

    jhfishn Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2004
    Mays Landing, NJ
    Oh Wow!!! Congrats!

    I have a 2005 USA Lakland JoBo and it's the best instrument I've ever owned!

    Much Good Luck with this!!!
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  16. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
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  17. Ross McLochness

    Ross McLochness Living Room Bassist Extraordinaire Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2013
    Eden Prairie, MN
    Here's my D. Lakin 5734.
    Its serial number DL004.
    Dan had this one with him at NAMM that year.
  18. jimmydean


    Mar 14, 2009
    Thanks for giving me a bad case of G.A.S.
  19. Mildew Jones

    Mildew Jones

    Dec 18, 2014
    Beautiful!!! Like that head stock MUCH better than the original he had on the new line...
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  20. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 vaxx! Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2006
    North AMERICA, USA
    Not sure why Dan Lakin seems to be in and out of business time and again. The D Lakin lines looked really cool. I dealt with him a little when the ‘new’ Lakland electronics were launched. I also visited the shop around the same time. He must have been in a bad mood or something because he seemed annoyed at me. Oh well. Still love my Laklands (all 4 of them), always will.
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