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Lakland Deluxe 55-94 5-String Bass 3-Color Sunburst Maple Fretboard

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It provides thumpin' bass tone through an MM pickup in the bridge position and a traditional-style single-coil pickup at the neck. The MM has a coil ...Click To Read More About This Product

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It provides thumpin' bass tone through an MM pickup in the bridge position and a traditional-style single-coil pickup at the neck. The MM has a coil splitter to maximize tonal range. The neck is quarter-sawn maple and features graphite reinforcement bars and a maple fretboard. The body is made of swamp ash. Hipshot UltraLight tuners. 35" scale. Lakland Dual Access bridge. Controls include cut and boost; 3-band EQ; panning-style pickup blend; master volume (with pullout for preamp bypass); and 3-way, bridge-pickup coil-tap toggle. Includes hardshell case.

Lakland luthiers now do their fret work using Plek technology to assure optimum playability. Plek is a CAD/CAM machine with scanning capability. It was developed to perform high-speed, highly accurate fret dressing, nut and bridge slotting and shaping, and engraving work. When used by an experienced luthier, the Plek machine produces necks with fretwork and action that equal the very best handwork and does it consistently.

  • MM pickup-in the bridge position and a single Traditional single-coil pickup at the neck
  • MM pickup has a coil splitter to maximize tonal range
  • Neck is quarter-sawn maple
  • Features graphite reinforcement bars and an East Indian rosewood fretboard
  • Swamp ash body
  • Hipshot UltraLight tuners
  • 35" scale
  • Dual access bridge
  • Controls include cut & boost, 3-band EQ, panning-style pickup blend, master volume (with pullout for preamp bypass), and 3-way bridge-pickup coil-tap toggle

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


A superlative bass by any standard

By Eamonn O'Regan

from Ireland

Comments about Lakland Deluxe 55-94 5-String Bass:

At this level I would like to see straplocks fitted as standard and the rubberised control knobs replaced by something more solid yet equally aesthetically pleasing. The accompanying user leaflet -not really a manual- shows how to get Fender sounds but I do not percieve this bass as a Fender substitute- while Fender's basses produce classic sounds, the 55-94 Deluxe will give a very decent rendition of same, but I would like the accompanying manual stress the very capable sounds unique to this bass. (perhaps, to be fair, Lakland has already addressed this).That said, the owner will likely have sussed this out for him/herself. I have a Fender and it has its place.

Think Mercedes here: superlative engineering, amazing sounds, classic looks, oozing quality. A bespoke bass by any standards with outstanding playing feel.
There are reviews out there of this bass that are written by players more skilled with the pen than I.
This is one superbly crafted instrument with amazing playability and sounds and it looks stunning. Mine has a quilted maple top and birdseye maple fingerboard on a very playable ,smooth and, for a 5, relatively narrow neck. Fretwork, controls and hardware are top-notch. There is no evidence of any corners cut here, it is an artisan-level instrument.
It is of light weight and oozes quality. This bass is expensive new but I've played them all and it's fairly safe to say that it's quite likely one of the very best you can buy, it really is that good. It has a huge range of easily accessible sounds and the low 'B' is taut, due to a 35'' scale.
The Lakland 55-94 has to be about as good as it gets-I've been gigging mine for a few years now.
There have been no issues whatsoever. This is a bass you'll keep, a serious professional-grade piece of kit. Truly an outstanding instrument, of that I have no doubt at all.
Outstanding quality and exhibits a well-engineered feel. For example, the headstock is reassuringly thick, adding to sustain, the hardware is excellent as is electrical shielding (copper), bolt-on but extreemely solid neck/body join,etc,-the list goes on. Output jack-perfect, no issues in a sometimes Achilles heel of basses.
What are you paying for? An exquisite instrument and quite possibly the finest expression of the luthier's art combined with, I'm assuming, computer-aided production methods.
If you define value as what you get divided by what you pay then yes, I have to score this bass high on value.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


One fine bass

By Special K Man

from San Antonio, TX

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Comments about Lakland Deluxe 55-94 5-String Bass:

I upgraded from a Skyline 44-02 because I loved the Lakland quality and I really wanted a 5-string. The fifth string really adds a lot to my playing ability. The 35 inch scale produces a beautiful rich B String. I played with it a Christmas concert with a professional pianist and the sound guy couldn't get over the bass coming through the system. This guitar is really magnificent. It is well built, sounds incredible, and is really fun to play. I have about 6 bass guitars but I rarely play anything but this one. It will spoil you. Yes, it's expensive but I believe it is well worth it.

(4 of 49 customers found this review helpful)


lakland a kit bass

By deep 7

from ok

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Comments about Lakland Deluxe 55-94 5-String Bass:

they buy there bodies from a company in florida. the sand them in there shop. they send them to cali to get finished.they buy there neck woods from canada. they have another shop that frets the necks. so are these made in one shop no this is what we call a kit bass a bass made from diffrent parts all around the world. so with this in mind sopmthing this much should cost alot less.i hvae owned 2 laklands and while they are good ,when i found this out i was dissapointed.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Serious Pro bass worth the $$.

By Bliksim

from Cocoa Fl.

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  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics


    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Lakland Deluxe 55-94 5-String Bass:

    My lackland 55-94 was made in 1999 when Dan owned the company. I have played this bass for many years while owning 2 Tobias Classics an MTD 535's a Zon bass, a 61 P and a 76 Musicman Stingray. They all gone but the Lackland I still own. It is by far one of the best Ive owned. Its ability to handle any gig is one of its forte's.Both passive and active it captures the sound of any band you work with. I cant see any regrets buying one. I,m not saying all those other basses weren't as good but non of them could do both the modern and traditional sound that is often required on a gig. If you had to go out and blow some cash on a bass i dont think you can go wrong with a US 55-94 lackland. Try finding a used one. No one sells them.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


    Lakland Rocks but this is exepensive...

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Lakland Deluxe 55-94 5-String Bass:

    I played at the store the 55-02 model and blows me away! Actually I'm saving money to buy the 55-02 model (the best bass I've ever played. Stop your searching and buy now a lakland!) BUT maybe someone that owned or tested the 55-94 can explain me why is soooooooo expensive this model? i'm trying to figure out why the price is far beyond to the 55-02 model because the set-up and features are the same... but if you have the money to afford this model don't waste your time and buy now.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


    Still a pipe dream

    By OfficialBlackwater

    from Bentonville, AR

    Comments about Lakland Deluxe 55-94 5-String Bass:

    I actually own a Skyline 44-02, but walked into a local music store and there in the high middle sat a teal burst 55-94. Holding it felt amazing, nothing like the 44-02 or any other 5-string I've played. I hooked up to an Ampeg SVT4pro and 810 classic. I didn't even touch the head, just the bass eq. The tone was so warm it could melt butter. If you have the money, try it, buy it... you won't regret it.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


    Worth the wait

    By Steve-q7iIT

    from Hamilton, Ohio

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    Comments about Lakland Deluxe 55-94 5-String Bass:

    Previously used a Skyline 55-02 for 3 years. I ordered my 55-94 Deluxe,I recived it Jun 06. Went right out on tour starting that summer. Right out of the hard shell case this bass felt like a dream. Great workmanship and detail. Dan and John thank you LDH

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


    Probably the best 5

    By bassiveguitar

    from Newcastle, Australia

    Comments about Lakland Deluxe 55-94 5-String Bass:

    I bought my Lakland 55-94 Deluxe in teal burst from a mate of mine. Also owning a MusicMan Stingray 5 & Fender Marcus Miller Jazz 5, this is in my opinion one of the best 5's available today. This baby honestly changed the way I play, you only need the lightest touch to achieve some of the phatest tones I have heard. I used the 55-94 at a large concert (where I was the house bassist) with one of the worlds best sound guys, pumping through state of the art L-Acoustic line array speakers. The sound guy was blown away by the sound, he couldn't believe how consistent the bass was changing from note to note, while maintaining a phat, clear & detailed sound. Almost for got to mention - this bass has a 35" scale, resulting in HUGE sustain & the most tightest & focused B string ever realized. Not to mention the tonal versatility. I could go on forever about this bass, but I won't! Would be very surprised is anyone was disappointed with this bass. Check out the awesome Jackie Clark on YouTube grooving the 55-94 by checking the first hit when searching "angie stone live in amsterdam"

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


    Awesome 5 string

    By Jazzbassjohn

    from New York

    Comments about Lakland Deluxe 55-94 5-String Bass:

    Nice feel, Clear B-string, Wide range of effective tones....

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


    for a beter resolts use dr long neck strings


    from queens (nyc)

    Comments about Lakland Deluxe 55-94 5-String Bass:

    I have owned a 55-94 deluxe a yer already and i heaven't seen a bass with this kind of b flat also the possibility to turn from a fender j bass to a musicman is amazing, that gives a tremendous batton, perfect mids, and amazing highs that makes the lakland comparable to top line basses i have played for an affordable price.

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