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The Lakland Darryl Jones Club!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bajisimo, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. So since "clubs" appear to be popular here on TB and it also appears Lakland Darryl Jones 4 & 5's are very popular here, so would it be out of line to make a Lakland DJ Club?

    Show em off! I realize some of 'em will all be identical but I can look at thousands of pictures of this bass for hours! This bass is awesome, for sure...

    All DJ's 4 & 5 welcome!

    Here's mine (J-retro on :cool:):

    fender68 and placedesjardins like this.
  2. Hmm, it's interesting to see how many club branches Lakland has here! :D
    Please count me in as #2.



    It's been about half a year since I got her, but I'm STILL in the honeymoon phase. I'd gotten so used to my first bass (trashy squier) that the DJ must have been too high class for me.
    Needless to say, I'm starting to love the thing more and more each day, and the Squier is starting to feel unwieldy now. And that's a hard thing to do, considering how worn-in shoes ALWAYS feel so much better.

    My DJ came with that pearloid guard stock, and it's realllly heavy (11.5 lbs.)
    However, I still couldn't pass up on it. It was the last Korean-made of that type at Bass Central, and I just had to grab it.
    I was planning on *gasp* modding it this summer, but never got to find the time for it..... :(
    I WILL make it perfect by next year... just you wait..
  3. Well this thread sure was a horrible failure.
    Boy, do I feel embarrassed even having posted here.
  4. What do you mean ??? This is not a failure !!!

    Please count me in for number #3 !!!

    The DJ 4 is an awesome Bass !!! What a neck !!!
  5. noisetree


    Feb 20, 2007
    In October I´m going to need a number ;)
    I would ask for a reservation number but
    it would not be fair for older DJ owners.
    See you in October :bassist:

  6. membranophone


    Mar 19, 2000
    Madison, WI

    My DJ5 gets more playing time than my 55-94!!!
  7. noisetree


    Feb 20, 2007

    Nice basses!
    Can you tell me the difference between a DJ neck and
    5-94 neck?

  8. membranophone


    Mar 19, 2000
    Madison, WI
    Well, the US basses have a different finish on the back of the neck than the Skylines. Not sure what it really is but it's thinner and feels a little nicer.

    All of Lakland's 5 string basses have the same neck profile, aside from the DJ5. IMO the DJ5 feels slightly thinner front to back than the others, and the fretboard radius is 12". The other basses have a 10" to 13" compound radius neck.

    IMO the differences between the necks are large enought to be noticeable, but I have no preference either way -- they're both great. I just play the DJ5 more with my band because it suits the music a little better.
  9. membranophone


    Mar 19, 2000
    Madison, WI
    Now that I've doublechecked the website, the necks are identical in thickness. I guess the only difference is the fretboard radius. Maybe that just makes the JO5 and 55- basses feel a little thicker to me???
  10. Basshoofd


    Jan 14, 2009

    With J-retro and Hipshot D-tuner and chair
  11. dave_bass5


    May 28, 2004
    London, UK.
    Count me in.
    Ive had my DJ5 for just over a week now. Played two gigs with it and the neck is just comfortable (as im sure we all know).
    Much more playable than my Fender P5. I think the smaller fret wire used helps.
    This is it as it is now but i hope to have a black scratch plate on it very soon.
  12. BananaKing

    BananaKing Supporting Member

    May 15, 2008
    Vancouver, B.C.
    I've got exactly the same one. Love it!

    Here are a pair of videos:
  13. terribilino


    Nov 22, 2008
    Damn, that's nice!

    PLEASE show off your bass again when you get the black pickguard. I think it might be might dream bass. (This week, anyway...)
  14. evhest


    Jun 10, 2006
  15. I don't understand...


    Anyway, club numbers will be given according to pic post position, just the #1 which obviously will be Mr. Darryl Jones.

    Keep on postin'
  16. dave_bass5


    May 28, 2004
    London, UK.
    Thanks and yes, ill post again when ive got the new PG.
    These shots were taken quickly just after i got it but it is indeed a very nice looking bass.
    The sparkle works great under stage lighting. Not quite as nice as my old CAR Duck Dunn but i prefer black.
  17. Well, one last bump for this thread.
    Here's hoping someone knows why this model went missing.
  18. Ezbass


    Apr 3, 2008
    Word has it on the UK bass forum that DJ has signed with B C Rich.
  19. Hot damn... so the rumors are true.:eek:
    Wonder if this will force Lakland to stop production. I doubt it, though. Guess all they have to do is work on renaming it, then.
  20. dave_bass5


    May 28, 2004
    London, UK.
    And considering they dont have the signature on them it wont be to hard to relaunch it.