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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by darkside 88, Apr 6, 2005.
Which one has the most growl and can cut through the best, and get a wider array of tones?
Wider array of tones, cuts through = Lakland 55-02
Most growl, cuts through = SR5
The Lakland has awesome growl, but the Ray slightly beats it, I'm gonna be going with the Lakland when I get enough money.
I would say SR5 but it doesnt get that great of a wide range of tones. Id say G&L 2500.
From having owned one, the 55-02 isn't nearly as aggressive as the SR5. It's a very laid-back, in-the-mix bass from my experiences. Still, with that J/MM pickup combination, you can get almost any variety of tone you want out of it. I wish I kinda still had it, as I'm not really doing the "rock out" thing anymore. Gah well. Learn as you go. (It was pretty, too- deluxe Natural top with maple neck- purty purty!)
I totally forgot about G & L...hmm. How do they stack up?
There was a guy on Ebay who sold CD's of soundclips with grooves comparing carious settings on SR5's and Lakland 55-02's, and with nearly every one, I preferred the SR5.
The 55-02 sounded more "polished" but lacked the growl and punch of the SR5.
Of course, opinions vary, this one's only mine . . .
Zon Sonus, by a mile.
G&L will give you more of the SR5 aggressiveness with the 55-02 flexibility. Here's a dutch site with clips. Follow the yellow arrows until the switches are lit up. Then select different switch combinations to hear clips. BTW, if buying used an L2500 will cost you less than the other two.
I see you say 'or other' in the title. Warwick Thumb? They are agressive and growly.
Nick reccomending a Warwick!? What is the world coming to?
Do the Ray. The Lakland is a great value, but it just doesn't have that sound that I love.
Hey, that's an awesome little thing the Dutch have there! lots o' fun to tinker with... gave me major GAS for one.
I suppose for anyone who doesn't own a G&L and wants to know what the last switch is:
Brug = Bridge pick-up
Hals = neck pick-up
beide = both
some fatty sounds there...man I used to have major gas for a 55-02 but the L-2500 is damn near overpowering it...
i had a wonderfull natural SR5...i sold it when i tryed the 55-02..!!!
i really love the lakland it can give you a variety of sound and if you know a little bit it can be very very aggressive, but the thing that makes me love it is the playability of the neck the best i could find to groove .....no SR5 no G&L go for lakland if you want something special!!!!
Get the Lakland upgraded with the Duncan Bassline pick-ups.
I know it's in a completly different price-class but Wal should be mentioned when talking about aggressive, cut through tone.
Not that that's the only thing they can do.
ill say a 55-02 with duncans instead of standar barts, the bart MM p-up isnt really an MM is just a twin jazz while the duncan is a real MM p-up
Got a G&L L-2500 USA. GREAT for rock and agressive playing!
They are aggressive as hell.
They can be tamed but they don't want to be.
Bah theres nothing wrong with the barts.. though you do speak the truth the Barts are warm while the SD have the bite... Dont get me wrong you can get some growl with the barts, just takes a little eqing. Everyone brings up the point of the SD sounding more like this or more like that... why judge a bass on how close it sounds to another bass? I like to think my Lakland has its on sound thats just perfect for me.
Dont get me wrong either , IMO the duncans get that agresive tone thats been asked here. Realize that its being compared with the SR5 and the G&L L-2X00 line. The barts would stand as the hi-fi option wich i also like.
I think that Laklands are great basses to the extent that I have played them. I have played a 94-55 that is in a local store a bunchg of times and I would love to own it. I would definitely place the 94-55/55-02 sound more in the Fender Jazz camp with a bit more power and edge. I really think that if you want Stingray aggressiveness and edge, get the SR5. They run about the same as a 55-02 and they are way the heck cheaper than a 94-55. If you can't afford both a Lakland and an SR5, look for a Peavey USA Millennium 5, you can get them cheap and they get a vibe very similar to that of the 55-02 with the same 35" scale and wide string spacing.