What does anyone know about the Lakland 55-63?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jerry J, Mar 29, 2001.

  1. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    Does anyone know anything about the Lakland 55-63? This is the model with the 2 Bart Jazz pickups and the Bart preamp.

    -Does anyone own one or played one of these?

    -How different do you think it is to the regular 55-94 model?
  2. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    Jerry, I have the 55-63 "Willie Weeks" model as well as a 55-94, but my 55-63 has 2 passive Duncan J's with no preamp. It's outstanding. I play it more often than my Bart-equipped 55-94 nowadays. Based on my experiences with these basses and a couple of other Laklands I've owned, I can say that if I could own only one, it'd be a Bart-equipped 55-63. I just don't realize as much value out of that MM pickup as I do the single coil Js. All, in all, I don't think you can go wrong with any Lakland.
  3. I'm not familiar with the 55-63 but I do have a couple 55-94s and would agree with the above sentiment.:)