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Lakland Skyline Deluxe 55-02 5-String Bass   

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The Lakland Skyline Deluxe 55-02 5-String Bass comes with custom alnico-magnet Lakland pickups: a humbucker at the bridge and a single-coil in the ne...Read More

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5-string boom with piano-like clarity.

The Lakland Skyline Deluxe 55-02 5-String Bass comes with custom alnico-magnet Lakland pickups: a humbucker at the bridge and a single-coil in the neck. These pickups are teamed with the same 3-band active preamp used in the US-made 55-94 to let you dial in an incredible range of tones. A 3-way toggle for coil splitting increases tonal range. It has that deep Lakland cutaway on the high register side of the maple neck that allows easy access to highest frets for throwing licks on top of your grooves. Ash body with a quilt veneer top and deluxe transparent finish.

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.

FEATURES
  • Ash body
  • Quilt veneer top
  • Deluxe transparent finish
  • Alnico-magnet Lakland pickups pickups (humbucker in bridge position, single-coil at the neck)
  • 3-band active preamp with pull-pot master volume for active bypass
  • 3-way toggle for coil splitting
  • 22 frets
  • 35" scale for clear deep lows
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LaklandSkyline Deluxe 55-02 5-String Bass
 
4.8

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (9)
  • Good feel (8)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Recording (8)
  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Rock concerts (5)
  • Small venues (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (6), Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

All the features i could want

I've played bass in church for many years and recently was looking for a new bass. I compiled a list of features that i know i wanted and this Lakland has all of them...Read complete review

I've played bass in church for many years and recently was looking for a new bass. I compiled a list of features that i know i wanted and this Lakland has all of them with a reasonable price: 5 string, 35in scale, tooless battery change, active/passive switch, body and bridge through strings, and the wood combos.

Tonally, this thing is very nice, and very versitile. I have played praise and worship, country, and rock on this thing, and it does them well.

One thing to keep in mind; if you string through the body, you need to buy extended length strings, and unfortunately that reduces your string options. For example, i love the Slinky Cobalt strings, but those can only go through the bridge on this bass.

This was the first bass i bought online, i typically perfer going to a shop and trying several out before making a purchase. I have to say i was pleasently surprised by its playability right out of the box. The only adjustments i had to do was tune the strings and about a half turn on the intonation on the E string. I adjust intonation to the 17th frett, so this was really just a minor adjustment. All the others were bang on.

Overall, it's a fantastic bass at a nice price for the features.

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I was surprised.

I was quite surprised when I removed the back cover. The printed circuit board was dangling loose inside. It was not mounted to anything. Just laying on a bunch of wires. Now,...Read complete review

I was quite surprised when I removed the back cover. The printed circuit board was dangling loose inside. It was not mounted to anything. Just laying on a bunch of wires. Now, you might think that's acceptable. Yes, for a very cheap bass. But I have another same model Lakland to compare against. On that one, the PCB is secured to a bracket by two screws. And there is a grounding shielding foil making a contact with the foil on the cover. This new bass doesn't have any of that. I also noticed that the older one is made in Korea. The new one is made in Malaysia. Very bad for Lakland.

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5.0

Superb Bass!

By Lakland Rocks

from Guatemala City

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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

    Everything about the bass is great, the tones that come out of this bass are great, sounds and feels like a professional bass (i guess it is). The neck is wide, great for slapping. 35" inch scale, the low B sounds great, no buzzing.

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    5.0

    Top Performing bass

    By roadcat1

    from Mesa, AZ

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • fret sprout- sharp edges

    Best Uses

    • broadway shows
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

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

    I am a more "mature" (older) bassist with more than 20 years of Broadway show touring, recording sessions for jingles and movie scores, etc. I have several "high end" basses costing twice the price (Sadowsky, Roscoe, Bossa) and this imported version of the Lakland 55-02 can keep up basses costing twice the price. Only issue that I have dealt with is "fret sprout" right out of the box. That is the condition where the wood is shrinking slightly because of the dryness (low humidity) differential from where the bass was constructed. I contacted Brian @ Lakland and he immediately responded. He told me to get the frets filed by a competent repair-person and they would reimburse me for that amount. In all fairness, I have had other basses that developed this condition and it is a low cost repair bill. Other than that, the bass plays great, balances well on a strap (not a "neck-diver") and gets a wide range of tonal variations. Also love that you can change the "q" of the mid range via dip-switches in the internal cavity. Compare it with top USA basses and it comes off as a bargain.

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    5.0

    Cb

    By CLAUDE

    from undisclosed

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

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

      One of the best basses I have ever played. Fender jazz bass might have to step its game up.

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      4.0

      Great bass but neck pick up doesn't work

      By Big L

      from Bahrain

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Recording

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

        Packaging was fine, bass is fine except that the neck pick up doesn't work

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        All the features i could want

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        By theCleaver

        from Shelton, Wa

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Great bang for the buck
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Praise and Worship
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

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

          I've played bass in church for many years and recently was looking for a new bass. I compiled a list of features that i know i wanted and this Lakland has all of them with a reasonable price: 5 string, 35in scale, tooless battery change, active/passive switch, body and bridge through strings, and the wood combos.

          Tonally, this thing is very nice, and very versitile. I have played praise and worship, country, and rock on this thing, and it does them well.

          One thing to keep in mind; if you string through the body, you need to buy extended length strings, and unfortunately that reduces your string options. For example, i love the Slinky Cobalt strings, but those can only go through the bridge on this bass.

          This was the first bass i bought online, i typically perfer going to a shop and trying several out before making a purchase. I have to say i was pleasently surprised by its playability right out of the box. The only adjustments i had to do was tune the strings and about a half turn on the intonation on the E string. I adjust intonation to the 17th frett, so this was really just a minor adjustment. All the others were bang on.

          Overall, it's a fantastic bass at a nice price for the features.

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          4.0

          Excellent Bass

          By Bucky Brown

          from Lafayette LA-(new Orleans )

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Pc Board Wmid Dip Switch
          • Sits Loose In Control Cav
          • Tuners Are Bit Flimsy

          Best Uses

          • Anywhere-
          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

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

          The Lakland 55-02 is a great versatile bass- I have a older (2006) one that has bartolinis &
          It sounds really close to the new 55-02 Indonesia version. The Indonesia has the
          4 click switch for mids---nice feature-you can get P bass or Jazz bass
          And Stingray tones quickly-( I have one of each also)-
          This is the most versatile & comfortable playing 5 string bass ever-
          Got a great deal on a blemish -
          This is my workhorse -may change out tuners in future-

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          5.0

          Skyline Deluxe 55-02 5-String Bass

          By jc

          from Fl.

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Excellent Craftmanship
          • Excellent Design
          • Fast Shipping
          • Worth More Than It Cost

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Any Skill Level
          • Beginer
          • Professional

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

          I recieved this from Musicians Friend on 11-26-2013. Some ash body basses are heavey, this one seems light to me, 9 to 9.5 pound range. The 19mm spaceing works well for me. Very professional articulate sounding bass, from J bass Marcus Miller tone to the thick p bass rock and roll tone. The 3 band eq with blend, coil selector switch, active or passive knob makes this a steal at 1,499.

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          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great rig

          By mock

          from newfoundland

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz

          Best Uses

          • Small Venues

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

          i have a lakland deluxe
          its a great guitar
          light
          easy to play
          -a little fret buz also
          but i have really low action [maximum low ]
          im buying another in a few minutes lol sunburst

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          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          I was surprised.

          By Time keeper.

          from Chicago

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Good Feel

          Cons

          • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

          Best Uses

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

            I was quite surprised when I removed the back cover. The printed circuit board was dangling loose inside. It was not mounted to anything. Just laying on a bunch of wires. Now, you might think that's acceptable. Yes, for a very cheap bass. But I have another same model Lakland to compare against. On that one, the PCB is secured to a bracket by two screws. And there is a grounding shielding foil making a contact with the foil on the cover. This new bass doesn't have any of that. I also noticed that the older one is made in Korea. The new one is made in Malaysia. Very bad for Lakland.

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            4.0

            Great bass

            By Cmac

            from sacramento, ca

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Recording

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

              Absolutely amazing bass I would recommend all serious bass players to purchase this bass guitar. So many tone options , definitely not a one-dimensional bass you can play several styles of music with this.

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