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Two new Lakland models (rare)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BartmanPDX, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. BartmanPDX

    BartmanPDX Supporting Member

    Two new Lakland models for sale on ebay by the Dude:

    #1 is a USA "Decade" w/Dark Star Pickups, serial #8:
    Lakland Decade


    #2 is a USA "XS" prototype 4-94 (Think 4-94 with BEAD tuning), which according to the Dude is one of only two in existence:
    Lakland XS model

    Thought people might be curious to get a gander at these. :D They're out of my price range, though he's selling them at a good price.
  2. fresnorich


    Sep 17, 2003
    Fresno, CA
    Gotta love the look of that Decade!
  3. I WANT that Decade. Damn. :(
  4. FunkSlap89


    Apr 26, 2005
    Albany, NY
    Mmm... that decade is sweet!! i wish i had a couple grand laying around....

    edit: oh, btw... i'm lovin those darkstar pups!!

    edit2: ohhh... how the rosewood goes partway up the headstock... mmm... i'm really startin to like this bass!! :smug:
  5. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    The Decades are nice. I remember back when they were being designed, I was skeptical that it would turn out so good.

    And If I recall correctly, the XS prototypes were built for a pro who wanted to try BEAD tuning, but later decided to stay with five strings, so Dude snapped up the prototypes.

  6. I think that pro was Toby Esperantin (if I have spelt his name correctly) of Papa Roach.
  7. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Pretty sure you're right. I can see his face but couldn't remember his name.

    He's the one who looks like a gorilla right?
  8. Don't they all? ;)
  9. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    That Decade kinda reminds me of a Wal.

    I want one.
  10. Straight from the horse's mouth, my friends. I CANNOT WAIT. :bassist:


    From: dlakin@lakincorp.com
    Subject: RE: Lakland Decade
    Date: July 15, 2005 4:06:27 PM PDT
    To: dirtrider

    Hopefully early next year.


    Thanks for your kind words

    -----Original Message-----
    From: dirtrider
    Sent: Friday, July 15, 2005 5:28 PM
    To: Dan Lakin
    Subject: Lakland Decade

    First off, I have to say that I've not lusted after a bass like I have
    been lusting after the Decade. Now, I'm sure you've been asked a
    million times before, but are there any plans on producing a Skyline
    model of this bass?
  11. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    That Decade thing is the ugliest Lakland ever. Sorry. Now I'll go back to what I was doing.
  12. mmm that decade looks Nice!!!!
  13. Dawe


    Dec 24, 2007
    Jason Scheff the bass player from the Band Chicago is playing a Lakland XS. They are around. Its tuning is B E A D. its awesome.
  14. Dawe


    Dec 24, 2007
    Also to add Jason loved the 4 strings but wanted a 5 string to get the Low B so Lakland came out with this bass and he just loves it.
  15. Smurf-o-Deth

    Smurf-o-Deth ¡No me gustan mis pantalones!

    Oct 2, 2007
    The state of denial.
    Wrong time of year for the resurrection, innit?
  16. Spiritfield

    Spiritfield Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2004

    There are two of these... Jason Scheff has the red one and Duke12 has the black one built for the Papa Roach bassist.. (I've been trying to beat him out of it for a while now ;) )
  17. mccartneyman


    Dec 22, 2006
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Managing Editor, Bass Guitars Editor, MusicGearReview.com
    Don't be too sorry -- I don't care for it either.
  18. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    Is there a reason a nearly 30-month-old thread popped back to the top w/ no relavent new information?
  19. StuartV

    StuartV Finally figuring out what I really like Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
    Well, I just found this thread because I was watching AI tonight (blame my g/f) and saw Scheff playing with Chicago. I noticed his (red) bass said Lakland on the headstock with a big XS overlayed on it. I Googled around to find out what it was and here I am.

    I also noticed another bass player later (maybe with Janet Jackson) that was sportin' a Sadowsky.
  20. StuartV

    StuartV Finally figuring out what I really like Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
    ps. found a thread on the Lakland Owners Forum where Dan said they have made "about 4" of those. His post that says that was posted on 9/11/09.