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  1. I'm pretty sure most guitars are at least two piece bodies. Certainly that's the original construction used by Fender. Having a one piece body might produce a little more warmth but then having a multi-piece body might add more punch due to the increased strength and rigidity that comes from gluing the pieces together. One piece bodies tend to be the preserve of boutique type instruments and custom builds. In respect of the price tag for Lakland Skylines, they're definitely more pricey than they were but the fact is their build quality and tone was vastly superior to the US Fenders that were around in the 2000s and they were/are all set-up in the US, with the same spec pick-ups as the US Laklands, and by the same build team. That's where the reputation and price-tag comes from. It's basses like the Lakland Skylines, Sadowsky Metro and so on which I think forced Fender's hand into putting more care into their US made instruments which also then contributed to the massive price rises of Fenders across the board over the past 10 years. It would be interesting to hear Lakland's take on the subject of the natural finishes.
  2. Yes, I did. Epic sounding bass which had the original stock Aero pick-ups and a Bartolini NTBT pre-amp fitted. The pre-amp died and though it was replaced like for like, it lost it's mojo for me. I now have white with rosewood, Aeros and passive and I'm a very happy bunny again. To the original poster, I can understand where you're coming from as that would annoy me too. I bought a natural DJ5 a few years ago from guitarguitar and didn't ask for pics, just went on weight. The bass came and was beautifully made but the figuring/grain was very light, which was a bit disappointing. I don't think you're wrong sending it back if you're unhappy, but I would dispute it being a QC issue, it's more something that's always a possibility with a mass-produced natural or transparent finish instrument which doesn't come with a book-matched top. These ones are a bit jarring... I had a sunburst Fender jazz which had three obvious joins in it and, on closer inspection it was made of seven strips of wood. Hope you enjoy your Fender, I'm sure it's a beaut, but you may have missed out on not simply changing for a more aesthetically pleasing DJ5 as they are monster basses.
  3. Think the colour, based on the year, is Sky Blue. Fine looking bass.
  4. Having gone to full modelling, we initially tried just our FBT x-lite 12s tops but sound was a bit compressed. Changed to ALTO 312 tops which cope a lot better and okay for smaller gigs. Added two cheap active subs - Evolution sub 15 - much improvement but tops still getting full range signal as no crossover on the sub outs. Finally added a single ALTO TS312s and sound is amazing, if I say so myself. More than adequate for most gigs we do and a super quick set-up and take down.
  5. We have a shallow 4u rack, bottom to top... rcf m18 mixer 2u 2 x Audio tecnica radio mics Receiver 1u CH38 2 x Sennheiser g2 item transmitters 1u CH70 At the rear, top we have a 1u bnc punched plate with bnc couplers through it with bnc cables linking to the receivers/transmitters and the antenna on the other side. Works a treat.
  6. His words, not mine sorry. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a lovely looking bass and no doubt has the characteristics of a Lakland.
  7. There was a thread on TalkBass about this way back when and Bo from Lakland/Hanson advised that they are made by ESP in China as cheap option for the Japanese market.
  8. I'm happy to consider shipping to Italy. Have sent a couple of basses overseas down the years.
  9. Guilty as charged, would love to see it become a P35
  10. I have two one of these really high quality gig bags in a smart, weather resistant grey fabric with rubber boot. 20mm padding all around with additional head stock and end pin padding as well as a neck brace. Large front pocket and two smaller accessory pockets with adjustable straps. D-rings for clipping on additional kit. In superb condition, only done a few gigs as I’m mainly using a double bag as easier than taking two bass bags. Gator info at: https://www.gatorcases.com/products/guitar/instrument-bassguitar/transit-guitar-gig-bags/transit/bass-guitar-bag-gt-bass-gry/ Priced £65 each for collection from Chepstow, could potentially meet locally or post at buyers expense.
  11. ***Really would like to sell this as seen just what I want so open to cash offers or part-ex with decent wedge of cash my way*** Love this bass to bits but I kinda fancy a bit of a change as I’m almost always playing 5 string lately. Some Yamaha blurb: “For the bassist that won't settle for anything less than the best, the Pro lineup represents the pinnacle of everything the BB designers have sought to achieve over four decades of striving for perfection. Carefully crafted one at a time by a select team of master artisans at Yamaha's headquarters in Japan, and featuring a unique Alder/Maple/Alder laminated construction finished with Yamaha's proprietary IRA (initial response acceleration) technology, the Pro BB offers a rich, organic tone and incomparable resonance and playability—this is the bass that you've always dreamed off.” To be fair it’s a top notch bit of kit. Superbly made and with a delicious range of tones to dial in, the bass plays beautifully. Comes with the Yamaha case and the case candy. Would happily swap for a P35 or consider trades or part-ex for any of the following: - Lakland 55-02 or DJ5 - Sandberg California II 5 - Yamaha 1024/5x or 734a/735a or TRB 5 - Fender post-2008 USA Jazz/Precision (PJ? Adam Clayton? Geddy?) - Lakland DJ4 or 44-64 PJ - MusicMan StingRay 4/5 Maybe others, I’m more into the traditional type basses but been a long time since I played a Status, for example, so you never know. I’m in Chepstow, happy to meet up to compete a deal. Potentially could courier at buyers expense.
  12. Looking to move my gorgeous Aztec Gold Lakland J-Sonic 5. Superb condition with just one significant scratch on the rear (see pic) which occurred a wee while after most of these pics were taken. Ridiculously low action on this and extremely well set-up, wearing a fresh set of D’Addario nickel wound, string through body. Sound-wise think passive jazz but with a smidge of p-bass thump. It sits really well in a live mix, just enough cut without being harsh or losing the beefiness. I’ve just kinda fallen out of love with it a bit since finding 4 string love again. Open to cash offers near the asking price and we can talk about possibly shipping it if you’ll cover the cost. Would definitely consider a swap or part-ex deal with cash either way depending on what you’ve got to sell, particularly interested in: Fender P or J (or even PJ) 4 Lakland 4 or 5 Yamaha BB1024/1025x Yamaha BB P34 or P35 Yamaha BB 734a or 735a Sandberg California II Warwick Streamer poss. Musicman StingRay 4/5 I am a sucker for a pretty paint colour and also maple fretboards so hit me up. PM me or txt/call 07515929935 Pete
  13. My gig journey: Wedeges plus amp/cab for FOH IEMs for monitoring and amp/cab for FOH IEMs amp/cab for monitoring and DI out from amp to PA for FOH IEMs for monitoring and modelling out from amp to PA for FOH IEMs for monitoring and built-in modelling in the PA mixer for FOH Sometimes miss the physical aspect of cab onstage but happy that set-up, soundcheck and strip down for entire band now takes just minutes and my ears are a lot happier.
  14. Have had this amp for a couple of years now and it is absolutely phenomenal. The power stage is pretty straightforward. It can be used to deliver 1000w to an 8 ohm load in bridged mode or in stereo mode 2 x 500w at 4 ohm; 2 x 300w at 8 ohm. It carries a choice of solid state and valve amps from the MarkBass range as well as some classic all of which can be quickly accessed through the dedicated solid state, tube and vintage buttons. Whichever amp you select, the front panel gain and EQ behave as you'd expect them to. Additional features of the particular amp, for example the VLE and VLF filters are set via the controls to the right of the screen. It's here too you can select the speaker models to use (if any), and again there are a nice selection available from the MarkBass range. It's there also that you get to set-up your effects, with up to 8 slots available (two of which default to the amp and speaker, but these can be changed). There are 20+ effects you can deploy in any order you see fit, these include all the usual suspects: overdrive, distortion, chorus, delay, reverb filter, auto-wah, compression, synth etc. and all are fully adjustable for their various parameters. You can control all of this using the MIDI pedalboard and you can do so in a couple of different ways: either using the board to turn on/off the 8 effects currently loaded or you can save a patch or a song and then use the board to select the patch. There's also a built-in tuner and DI out. I've gigged this amp for the past few years and it is exceptional. I sent the DI to the desk and had a cab (or two) behind me. Never struggled to be heard. We use in ear monitors and earlier this year we made the leap to abandoning the backline and just going through the PA which for me just meant turning down the amp volume initially and relying on the DI. I've now moved to using the MarkBass models in the PA which, while nowhere near as extensive as the options in the MultiAmp, are usable for our needs and mean we can have a super-quick set-up and takedown. As such, this amp has been on the shelf and I don't see myself using it anymore. The whole set-up cost the best part of £1400 new - I still have the box in the loft I think - but I recognise that it isn't going to be worth anything like that. I've put £700 as a value and if someone wants to make a cash offer, I'd be interested but really keen to try and trade this for a bass(es) or possibly a MarkBass combo or LMIII head, just so I've got something for emergency use if needs be. Part-ex either way could work. I also have a MarkBass Club 121 with cover which I could add to any deal.
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