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So Mark Gooday and Dan Lakin have been doing some basses together it seems...

they look nice, sort of D.Lakin:Lakland vibes.

 

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Apparently these are prototypes and a couple of niggles to be sorted before namm.

Prices will be in and around Skyline Prices.

Think if they do the P in LPB with a matching head, I could be in bother.

Obviously a nod to John Entwistle who was big buddies with Ashdown.

And a short scale Jazz, as well as 34” and 35” 5 string...

 

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I’d like a short scale PJ ideally but I suspect Mark won’t go for that too!

The shorty J is certainly of interest :)

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21 minutes ago, Merton said:

I’d like a short scale PJ ideally but I suspect Mark won’t go for that too!

The shorty J is certainly of interest :)

Ideally a p/j in LPB 

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20 minutes ago, Merton said:

I’d like a short scale PJ ideally but I suspect Mark won’t go for that too!

The shorty J is certainly of interest :)

Yes I'd go for short scale P body with PJ pick-ups.

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Why, oh why do we get just another round of fenders. Sorry to say that I expected something more and novel. Great amps should equal great and original design in basses, too.

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Thing is they tried that with lodestone basses and all the great reviews aside I don’t think they were best sellers.

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10 minutes ago, AndyTravis said:

Thing is they tried that with lodestone basses and all the great reviews aside I don’t think they were best sellers.

Surely the Loadstone basses were also Fender copies but with an even more ugly headstock?

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1 minute ago, BigRedX said:

Surely the Loadstone basses were also Fender copies but with an even more ugly headstock?

Well...they were sort of fender shaped...and had EMG j pickups...But they had all funky carves and bevels...

The headstock could’ve been better. I think the lack of shape to the bottom of it was an error of judgement for sure. 

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34 minutes ago, itu said:

Why, oh why do we get just another round of fenders. 

Because everyone knows bass players only play fender shaped basses.

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22 minutes ago, Grahambythesea said:

I like the dirtybirds! Pity no 5. ☹️

Agreed, one of these with 18-19mm bridge spacing and a 3/2 headstock would be ideal 👍

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Just now, BreadBin said:

Agreed, one of these with 18-19mm bridge spacing and a 3/2 headstock would be ideal 👍

One of those with a 16.5-17mm bridge spacing and a 3/2 headstock would be better!

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I like the look of the silver & black Jaguar lookalike - would match my Ashdown RM gear nicely.

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3 hours ago, AndyTravis said:

The headstock could’ve been better. I think the lack of shape to the bottom of it was an error of judgement for sure. 

"Could have been better" is some of the most diplomatic language I can think of when picturing this atrocity!

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30 minutes ago, Waddycall said:

They look a bit cheap to me. Maybe it’s the pickguard, colours or matching headstocks.

The colours all look dark and a bit desaturated, I think the issue is with the photo's colour balance, is this better?

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Had a moment of anticipation - just a fleeting moment - and as the mental impulse to click the link was translated into physical action, I thought: They'll just be Fender knockoffs.

Well, whoop-de-bleedin' doo. 9_9

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Yep. That’s a “meh” from me. Shame, as Lakin’s MM + J design was fantastic, now he’s just redesigning the designed. Aside from the unusual string tree position (and I’m just curious wtf they were thinking) there is nothing of interest here for me.

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