Which pickups for a Lakland 55-02?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by B String, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. B String

    B String Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I like the Lakland Skyline 55-02 a lot, but the stock
    Barts seem to lack articulation and some punch.
    What else is out there that sounds better and will
    work with the stock preamp? C'mon smart guys, cough
    up some info.
  2. slybass3000

    slybass3000 Banned

    Nov 5, 2004
    I just got a deluxe 55-94 and I feel the same way about the barto.
    I'm waiting to see if the new Lakland pickups will be better.

  3. Lorenzini


    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    I've heard Seymour Duncan Basslines are POWERFUL

    and that Nordstrand pickups are the bee's knees.
  4. Slater

    Slater Bye Millen! Hello?

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    How can you not try the new Lakland pickups. I know curiousity would get the best of me....
  5. illidian


    Jul 2, 2004
    I felt the same way with the couple that I've played.

    I, too, am waiting on the new Lakland pick-ups. I hear they will have much of the warmth of Barts, but with more snap and definition. Sounds perfect to me. :hyper:
  6. B String

    B String Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    And dat's what I'm talkin about, brudda in-law. I just may
    have to wait.
  7. Ancient Mariner

    Ancient Mariner Supporting Member

    Dec 7, 2005
    Chandler, AZ
    Anyone have an educated guess as to how much these new Laklands will cost? I have a 55-02 that needs some punch!
  8. Eilif

    Eilif Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2001
    Two clues...

    1) On the lakland site, the upgrade for a 55-01 from a mk1 pre to a bart is the same price as upgrading to the lakland pre.

    2)Also, the new lakland pups and pre will come standard on the -02 and -94 series basses.

    Judging from these two pieces of information, when the pickups are offered in April '06 they will probably be near the same cost as Barts.

    But I have heard no definite info yet. Lakland could decide to charge more since they will be proprietary or they could cost less in an effort to get more people playing lakland pickups.

    Two threads ago about the new lakland pickups, a tb'er gives a review of the new electronics package at the very end of the thread.
  9. B String

    B String Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    The Lakland website says these pickups will be available
    as a retrofit starting April 1st. At that time they will give
    prices. Go to the website young man.