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Lakland Skyline 55-01 5-String Bass Guitar Natural Maple Fretboard

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The Skyline 55-01 Electric Bass Guitar retains all the key features that have made Lakland the choice of professionals: ash body, flat-sawn maple nec...Read More

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All the key features that have made Lakland the choice of professionals.

The Skyline 55-01 Electric Bass Guitar retains all the key features that have made Lakland the choice of professionals: ash body, flat-sawn maple neck, a choice of fretboard woods, Bartolini MK1 split-coil soapbar pickups, and 3-band buffered active preamp. Controls include cut/boost bass, mid, and treble; a panning-style pickup blend; and master volume (with pull-out switching to bypass EQ). 35" scale.

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. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Ash body
  • Flat-sawn maple neck
  • A choice of fretboard woods (maple or rosewood)
  • Bartolini MK1 split-coil soapbar pickups
  • 3-band buffered active preamp
  • Controls include cut/boost bass, mid, and treble, a panning-style pickup blend, and master volume (with pull-out switching to bypass EQ)
  • 35" scale
  • Case sold separately

A great 5-string bass within just about anybody's price range. Order today.

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LaklandSkyline 55-01 5-String Bass Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 57 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good pick up (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small venues (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Versatile bass

    Amazing value from a top notch bass builder.
    I am a working musician. I have owned many basses over the years. The 55-01 is my favorite all around bass. I...Read complete review

    Amazing value from a top notch bass builder.
    I am a working musician. I have owned many basses over the years. The 55-01 is my favorite all around bass. I play a lot of weddings and corporate gigs and you have to play a variety of styles and the 55-01 covers it all with ease. I have an older model with the Bartolini MK's and the Bart preamp. I understand Lakland are using their own pups and preamp these days.My 55-02 has the Lakland pups and pre and they are quite good as well. However I prefer the barts.
    For the money or hundreds more you won't find a better bass on the market.
    Put together very well. I also own a 55-02 and to be honest I prefer my 55-01.

    I can go from playing Lady Gaga to rocking AC/DC with this bass.
    Put together very well. Excellent finish. Top shelf hardware.
    You will not find more bass for this money.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Plays great

    One of the best playing basses I have played. I did send it back just because the headstock and neck had some dents and dings.

    One of the best playing basses I have played. I did send it back just because the headstock and neck had some dents and dings.

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    3.0

    Plays great

    By nmayes213

    from Poseyville, IN

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Lakland Skyline 55-01 5-String Bass Guitar:

        One of the best playing basses I have played. I did send it back just because the headstock and neck had some dents and dings.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awsome 5 string

        By millermachine

        from Columbia, MO

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Venues

          Comments about Lakland Skyline 55-01 5-String Bass Guitar:

          I love this bass. I have been playing for 25 years and have owned many basses. I had a high end Fender American Deluxe 5 Sting and this thing actually plays better. I could not be more happy given the money I spent. The Fender was about 2 times the price of this bass. I have the maple neck which feels great. The only thing is this neck is bright and has a lot of treble. You can adjust that so it is not a big deal. I play it with Ampeg amps/speakers and gallien krueger heads for my pro rig.

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          5.0

          Very Impressive for the price

          By Pro123

          from Edmonton,AB

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel On Low B
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Volume Level

          Best Uses

          • Church
          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Lakland Skyline 55-01 5-String Bass Guitar:

          Very good feel and comfortable to play. Even though the volume button doesn't work until maxed out, it is very good for the price.

          Comment on this review

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Lakland Delivers Affordable Quality

          By Noved68

          from Richmond, KY

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Only Available In Natural

          Best Uses

          • Any Live Setting
          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Lakland Skyline 55-01 5-String Bass Guitar:

          This bass is amazing right out of the box. I read some reviews on here and expected some buzzing or less than professional electronics but I have to say I am thoroughly impressed with this affordable offering from Lakland (super deal on Cyber Monday). Before I even plugged it up I was intrigued with the tone. Some instruments just have that sound and this is one of them! A natural growl that fits like a glove with the natural distortion on an Ampeg amp...But this animal can calm down and produce angelic tones that just might bring a tear to your eye thanks to the amazing versatility provided by the 3 band knob eq and pick-up fade knob. I have used this beauty in Worship services at church as well as recording some really heavy Black Sabbath-ish tunes. In case you can't tell, I'm a fan. One great ax that I'm glad I took a chance on.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Quintessential Utilitarian Bass

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Lakland Skyline 55-01 5-String Bass Guitar:

              Excellent bass. Go to bass for live work at church. Power to cut through in the mix and nice range of tonal choices to make it flexible enough for all styles.

              Comment on this review

              (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Versatile bass

              By BassDude-jhV1I

              from So. Cal, USA

              Comments about Lakland Skyline 55-01 5-String Bass Guitar:

              Amazing value from a top notch bass builder.
              I am a working musician. I have owned many basses over the years. The 55-01 is my favorite all around bass. I play a lot of weddings and corporate gigs and you have to play a variety of styles and the 55-01 covers it all with ease. I have an older model with the Bartolini MK's and the Bart preamp. I understand Lakland are using their own pups and preamp these days.My 55-02 has the Lakland pups and pre and they are quite good as well. However I prefer the barts.
              For the money or hundreds more you won't find a better bass on the market.
              Put together very well. I also own a 55-02 and to be honest I prefer my 55-01.

              I can go from playing Lady Gaga to rocking AC/DC with this bass.
              Put together very well. Excellent finish. Top shelf hardware.
              You will not find more bass for this money.

              Comment on this review

              (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Build/Junk Electronics

              By Chris Ashley

              from The great white north.

              Comments about Lakland Skyline 55-01 5-String Bass Guitar:

              I bought a 55-01 "Limited" without even playing one first. I made my choice by what I have read here and elsewhere. narrow at the nut, wide at the bridge and string through body, 35" scale - improves all the strings in my opinion, Everything I was looking for in a 5 string bass, with a beautiful trans blue finish on a curly maple top! Awesome playability, great build quality, great looking...junk electronics started buzzing on day 3!!! I have to play it in passive mode, EQ'd and compressed with a Boss ME20B to kill the annoying buzz. still waiting for my replacement wiring under warranty!!! Don't want to pay big $$ for 'real' bartolini! might try Carvin. The pickups are weak in the low end for fans of the basslines ssb4 passive soapbar like myself. If you buy one of these, have money set aside for at least better wiring. Hence 3.5 for quality! I'd still might buy another one despite this, because everything else about it it is superb!

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              5.0

              MY NEW FRIEND FOR LIFE

              By Mike Mannarino

              from Ontario, Canada

              Comments about Lakland Skyline 55-01 5-String Bass Guitar:

              I gotta say, best thing I did, take a chance on this bass and purchase it without even trying it first. I've been keeping tabs on this thing for quite some time, like reading reviews and stuff. I've always had a strong feeling that it was what I've been looking for in a bass. So, it went on sale one day and I grabbed it. When I got the bass, my thoughts were confirmed, this is an all around quality instrument, it looks great, sounds great and plays great. I'm so happy to have bought it, a definate keeper. For the price, it can't be beat. I'll be spending many hours with this one. Thanks Lakland...

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Lakland 55-01 is a hit!

              Comments about Lakland Skyline 55-01 5-String Bass Guitar:

              I've had my new Lakland 55-01 for about 3 weeks now and I'm still blown away every time I pick it up! The action is super low, but doesn't have excessive fret buzz. The sound, with just a touch of compression on my Line 6 Low Down 175, is amazing. I have been playing a Peavey bass for years, and it was great for what I paid for it, but from now on I'm a Lakland player! Pick up this bass! I don't think you'll do better for the money with anything else!

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Sweet

              By Mikey--ypzc

              from Brooklyn

              Comments about Lakland Skyline 55-01 5-String Bass Guitar:

              I played an L2500 for years - had to sell it, replaced it with this Lakland. It can't replicate the deep growl of the G&L, but the neck plays like silk, the intonation is better than the G&L, the controls are much easier to use and remember, it's got through the body strings and enough wood so that you can feel it your belly, but it's lighter and for me more managable than the G&L, which is a big, heavy ax, and the workmanship is impeccible. The one downside is that the pickups seem to be on the weak side so I'm missing the BIG G&L sound just a bit, but Pandora helps out. Not looking back because for me the smoothness and playability of this bass make it a keeper.

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