what do you think is made better? Lakland or Gibson.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by magic8161, Jul 23, 2020.

  1. magic8161

    magic8161 Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2003
    Lakeland Korea or indonesia or gibson USA? out of the 2. they didn't make the gibson very long.

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  2. T Bassman

    T Bassman

    Dec 13, 2010
    I prefer the Lakland basses. Ive really enjoyed the ones Ive owned, even missing some of them today, and never really given the Gibsons Ive sold a second thought honestly. So much depends on your needs as a player, and what you are comfortable expressing yourself with. Different strokes and all
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  3. Paulabass


    Sep 18, 2017
    The Lakland by a country mile. The Gibson sounds alright, but that shoe polish over unsanded wood finish is horrible. I will never figure out how Gibson even calls that a finish.
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  4. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    I picked one up and the over-sanded marks stood out and scared it right out of my hands
    too bad cos everyone raves about'm despite looks that only a mutha could love
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  5. AboutSweetSue

    AboutSweetSue Guest

    Sep 29, 2018
    That Gibson looks freakin’ sweet.
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  6. WillyW

    WillyW l’art pour l’art, fonction de baise

    Dec 10, 2019
    Apples and oranges.

    a Fender copy fan probably won’t be looking for dual humbuckers.

    the non-grain filled mahogany bodies save a lot of expensive paint and polish, I prefer it over a 20mm thick coat of poly.

    I haven’t had any Gibson qc problems myself... real, perceived, or otherwise.

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  7. Lowbrow

    Lowbrow Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    Allentown, PA!
  8. Zoffy

    Zoffy Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2020
    Sacramento CA
    I lived in Korea for a number of years and have always been impressed by the quality of most Korean-made instruments (and cars, and electronics). Not quite up to Japanese-made standards, but still quite high in my opinion. I'd go with a Korean made Lakland or PRS any day.
  9. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone.

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    Gibson is capable of making anything from “firewood” to a “masterpiece”. I haven’t encountered anything less than “good” from Lakland.
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