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Lakland Skyline 55-02 5-String Bass Black Maple Fretboard

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Overview

  • Ash body
  • Flat-sawn maple neck
  • Rosewood or maple fretboard
Description & Specs
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    $1,899.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $475.00
  • Your Price:
    $1,42400

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Cutting-edge electronics and peerless craftsmanship.

Unbelievably precise, rich, and flexible tone comes from active Lakland pickups—a classic single-coil at the neck and MM humbucker with coil tapping at the bridge. Preamp with cut/boost bass, sweepable mid, treble; panning pickup blend; master volume that can be pulled for preamp bypass; and master trim give you complete tonal command. Flat-sawn maple neck, rosewood or maple fretboard, and ash body provide fat resonance and amazing looks. 35" scale length, 22 frets.

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
  • Rosewood or maple fretboard
  • Active Lakland classic single-coil pickup at the neck
  • Lakland MM humbucker with coil tapping at the bridge
  • Cut/boost bass
  • Sweepable mid
  • Treble
  • Panning pickup blend
  • Master volume that can be pulled for pre-amp bypass
  • Master trim
  • 35" scale length
  • 22 frets
  • Case sold separately

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LaklandSkyline 55-02 5-String Bass
 
4.8

(based on 24 reviews)

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A Great Bass for the Money

I had to take some time to learn how to use all of this bass's features. I didn't care for the sound with the factory defaults, but I made a few adjustments and now...Read complete review

I had to take some time to learn how to use all of this bass's features. I didn't care for the sound with the factory defaults, but I made a few adjustments and now it really kicks. I should note that the changes were for my personal tastes.The first adjustment was to change the midrange frequencey via a pair of dip switches inside the bass. The factory default is 400 hz. I changed it to its lowest freq, 250 hz. Next, the strings. I noticed (with my attack), the sound was a bit unbalanced, with the E and B strings too boomy and the top strings too tinny. This problem was fixed with a new set of nickel strings (I believe it comes with stainless steel strings from the factory), run through the bridge instead of through the body. Played with all treble, mid and bass wide open and volume at about 75%, it has incredible punch on all notes.

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Try It Out First Before Buying

After all the high praises and excellent scores in reviews, I have thought of buying one of these. But I had decided to test it out first at the local store before buying...Read complete review

After all the high praises and excellent scores in reviews, I have thought of buying one of these. But I had decided to test it out first at the local store before buying it. The neck is similar to a musicman in thickness and the 22-fret spacing is a bit wider than I'm used to. I noticed also that there is a slight neck dive. Some forums had mentioned this before and is inherent on some jazz bass but I was surprised to see it on a brand new one! The pickups sounded good with options for coil tapping. The actions were set low which is good for slap. But the overall "feel" when playing it is not something I prefer. My older Yamaha TRB1005 was even better in construction and quality, it has thinner neck and has 24-frets for the same 35-inch scale with NO neck dive after owning it for several years. I am disappointed for this Lakland after all the high expectations I had in mind. For the asking price of [$] I expect a fast neck and better quality, and not just good electronics. Also, my options for bass strings will be limited coz this one requires super extra long length since the fitting goes thru the body. I will not be paying this much with these limitations and issues. On the other hand, the tone of this bass is really good and is lighter in weight.

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(3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Try It Out First Before Buying

By Chad D.

from Chcago, IL

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        Comments about Lakland Skyline 55-02 5-String Bass:

        After all the high praises and excellent scores in reviews, I have thought of buying one of these. But I had decided to test it out first at the local store before buying it. The neck is similar to a musicman in thickness and the 22-fret spacing is a bit wider than I'm used to. I noticed also that there is a slight neck dive. Some forums had mentioned this before and is inherent on some jazz bass but I was surprised to see it on a brand new one! The pickups sounded good with options for coil tapping. The actions were set low which is good for slap. But the overall "feel" when playing it is not something I prefer. My older Yamaha TRB1005 was even better in construction and quality, it has thinner neck and has 24-frets for the same 35-inch scale with NO neck dive after owning it for several years. I am disappointed for this Lakland after all the high expectations I had in mind. For the asking price of [$] I expect a fast neck and better quality, and not just good electronics. Also, my options for bass strings will be limited coz this one requires super extra long length since the fitting goes thru the body. I will not be paying this much with these limitations and issues. On the other hand, the tone of this bass is really good and is lighter in weight.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Lakland 55-02

        By Bassman912

        from New York

        Comments about Lakland Skyline 55-02 5-String Bass:

        I have been playing bass for over 30 years and i have to say the Lakland 55-02 has to be the best playing and sound 5 string i have ever played. if you are looking for a 5 string bass you have to get a Lakland, you will be happy you did.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        lakland best out of the box

        By zigs

        from LONG ISLAND CITY,NY

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        Comments about Lakland Skyline 55-02 5-String Bass:

        what a great bass! great sounding,looking and set up straight out the box. Nice wide comfortable neck for a 5 string and the 35 scale is a major plus.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        WORTH IT

        By mikey-9.l72

        from Brooklyn

        Comments about Lakland Skyline 55-02 5-String Bass:

        Traded up from 55-01 to 55-02 - I just can't get over the versatility of sounds, (I use half rounds on it) the clarity and articulation and intonation on this instrument - can get it to sound deep and smooth and warm almost like an upright all the way down to the open B string - and the note is always CLEAR if you set you volumes right - a few flips of the knobs and you can cut through anything with a raw ripping edge and shakin the foundations with those lows. Intonation virtually perfect all the way up the neck, and after a few days of playing the neck feels like I've been playing it 20 years. If you don't want to break the back this bass gives you a GREAT bang for the buck. I got black body with maple fretboard and it's my pride and joy - a think of beauty.

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        5.0

        Metalbassist

        By Metalbassist

        from Tampa, Florida

        Comments about Lakland Skyline 55-02 5-String Bass:

        Very versatile bass guitar. Rich,fat, warm, bottom end, nice nasely mids, and crisp treble, it has a very well rounded sound. Definitley worth the money and is the last bass I will ever need.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        55-02 WHAT A BASS

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Lakland Skyline 55-02 5-String Bass:

        I have owned alot of basses in my day but this is by far one on the best. The neck is easy in the hand, the tone is so vary it doesn't matter what your looking for this bass will get you there. I like them so much that I brought a fretted & frettless. These basses are going to be in my home for a long time.

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        5.0

        Best investment I've made...

        By LowB5Stringer

        from Ewa Beach, HI

        Comments about Lakland Skyline 55-02 5-String Bass:

        Tried different makes and models in this price range. None had a Low B like it...

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        LAKLAND WELL ROUNDED BASS

        By Jim Hobbs-F2ueE

        from West Linn OR

        Comments about Lakland Skyline 55-02 5-String Bass:

        I played my new Lakland Skyline 55-02 this previous weekend for the first time with my band, which plays Rock, Pop, R&B, Blues, Country, Jazz, and Funk. This bass is a tonemiester. I found it to articulate every note with amazing clarity. I also found running the bass as flat as possible seemed to be my favorite setting. The neck was much wider than my other instruments but was very playable. I use a couple of different effects very sparingly on some songs and couldn't believe how rich and present they sounded. The bass sounded very even. The B string sounded balanced with the other strings and was not overly boomy. This is great bass to have in my arsenal. I have heard other great Bass players use Lakland Basses, which is the reason I decided to buy one. I also called the Lakland Factory with some questions and Dan Lakland answered the phone, he was nothing but helpful. He also pointed out that it has the exact same Bartolini pickups, active/passive preamp and Lakland bridge of its american counterpart. I think this a very solid instrument especially in the price range. I like this Bass!!

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        5.0

        What a bass!

        By Ken Taylor

        from Richmond, TX

        Comments about Lakland Skyline 55-02 5-String Bass:

        Oh how I wish I would have bought one of these first. I would have saved so much time and frustration playing a great sounding bass rather than finding "the sound". This bass is far and away the best value around and I have found "the sound" once and for all. This bass does it all. It is also one of the quietest basses I have owned, right up there with my Sadowsky and Ken Smith. However, the sound is just awesome, right out of the box. I can't believe this bass is made in Korea. They have done an awesome job and I couldn't be more pleased with the electronics. I plan on buying at least one more of these basses this year (the Deluxe).

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        5.0

        Lakland Skyline 55-02 5-String Bass

        By ponthiere

        from Marksville, LA

        Comments about Lakland Skyline 55-02 5-String Bass:

        The best B-string I've ever played. It's tight and the clarity is incredible. I've played a lot of high-end basses and finally I'm satisfied. This bass has a great sound. I love playing with the MM (bridge) pickup solo. It's the best bass on the market in its price range. It's probably better than most basses twice the price.

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