Lakland 55-02 Skyline
Made In: Korea
Specs: Ash body, one-piece maple neck, maple fretboard
Electronics: Lakland MM & J pickups, Lakland/Hanson preamp
Controls: Volume, Pickup blend, Bass +-, Mid +-, Treble +-, 3-way coil selection switch for the MM. Volume is push/pull to engage/bypass the preamp.
This was a nice bass but, for whatever reason, I never really bonded with it. It’s a clever design built to a high standard, 35″ scale, and plays really well but despite all that, I never really found a real use for it. It covered a lot of ground tonally and perhaps that was the problem. It didn’t really have its own sound, its own stamp of authority which made it indispensable so I eased it on out the door after a year or two.