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Post by vindy500 » Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:46 am

ive got a cort c4z and a p i made from a kit

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Post by trb6 » Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:28 pm

Yamaha Trb6. Mean maori mean :twisted:

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Post by Rhys » Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:27 pm

Musicman Stingray 5 (Honeyburst)
Lakland Skyline Bob Glaub Signature (sunburst)
Warwick Streamer Jazzman LX 5 string

Currently borrowing/in possession of:

70's Kasuga Rickenbacker 4001 copy
SX Vintage Jazz bass copy

Previously owned:
Fender Deluxe Jazz Bass 5 string (Mexican)
Ibanez Soundgear 405
a nasty little Samick that I learnt on...
Bass player/Tour Manager for Parachute Band
Kindly supported by those lovely folks at Ernie Ball/Music Man, Lakland, and Shure
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Post by Kev77 » Sat May 05, 2007 9:34 pm

whats your opinion of lakland basses?

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Post by BrendonM » Sun May 06, 2007 7:27 pm

Lakland are awesome man. I saw Adam Clayton of U2 playing a beautiful Jazz style Lakland in green last year and the tone was mint. I actually made enquiries at the Bass Centre in Melbourne after seeing it - they are appropriately priced on the quality :) I am looking forward to try ing some out when I go over later this year. In saying that, I am still saving for a Fender Jazz Delux.

Darryl Jones, Duck Dunn, Randy Jackson, Ceasr Rosas to name but a few use Laklands.

Also, welcome Kev :)
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Post by Jazzbass » Sun May 06, 2007 9:23 pm

I thinks its great that no one is slagging off other's choices on this thread. It happens a lot at some other forums (mainly the US-based ones).

We all like what we like and more power to each of us. The main thing is we're playing bass and that's a good thing!

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Post by Dan » Sun May 06, 2007 9:44 pm

A very good point mate. It gets no-one anywhere to play the holier than thou role. Got a good lil community goin here :D

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Post by BrendonM » Mon May 07, 2007 1:44 pm

totally - comparison in a world of individuals makes no sense anyway, and we all have differing requirements.

Even the cheapest bass is better than no bass at all. So the likes of an Ashton as unrealistic a purchase it might be for some, would be absolutely perfect for others in a different point of their journey as a bassist.

Regarding Lakland I saw some interesting dialogue on the Ed Roman guitars site here:
http://www.edromanguitars.com/newsite/g ... akland.htm
Ed is no longer stocking Lakland at all - there is dialogue on there as to why.

That being said - Sam Ash music are still pushing them hard:
http://www.samash.com/
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Post by ryla » Mon May 07, 2007 3:53 pm

i dont know how any one (aspecially a sales guy could publicly lambast an instrument - i suppose hes entitled to as its 'the land of the free' (used to be) but criticising us product in the us seems dumb . i know there is alot of controversy about this guy in U.s bass forum and this comment from him seems to bear this out.

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Post by timi » Mon May 07, 2007 4:08 pm

For those of you who don't know who Ed Roman is, take a look at the rant section on his site and you will figure him out.

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Post by foal30 » Mon May 07, 2007 5:22 pm

even us Steinberger Guys don't rate him.
and it is a known fact we have no taste.

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Post by foal30 » Mon May 07, 2007 5:23 pm

hey!
who hijacked my log-in?

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Post by morric » Sun May 20, 2007 6:09 pm

A full scale Fender (Squire) Jazz in Black and White which I use for performing (good control over the sound due to the tone and volume on each pickup). Second hand, and early 90's I think. Inherited the name Cow on account of the Friesian colour scheme.

A short scale (32'') Fender (Squire) P in cream which I love to bits and use for composition (just not a big enough sound for performing, sadly). I keep it because playing it is no effort at all, I have to make a physical effort to play all my other basses, and this one just feels beautiful. I'm saving to get the electronics overhauled in the hope that I can get it sounding good enough to perform with. Named "the Lady Jane Grey" for no apparent reason.

I ignored the Fenders when I first started playing bass as I assumed people just liked them because they were a big name brand. But I'm a confirmed fan now. I've tried more expensive basses in shops, but never found anything that made me go back for a second try (unlike the Lady Jane which I played about 4 separate times before deciding that I really did need a 5th bass).

I've also had:

* a Samick Jazz which had 2 octaves and wasn't too horrible.

* a Yamaha BB something which had great intonation, impossibly weak signal and the worst balance of any bass I've ever met (I spent the whole time I was playing trying to stop the head from hitting the floor).

* a Hondo Fame (nice to see someone else out there has one!).

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Post by Dan » Sun May 20, 2007 11:28 pm

Good stuff morric, and welcome to the site!

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Post by Miss Piggy » Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:39 pm

Well I've got an Ibanez SR505. I really like him (yes, he's a boy), and the narrow neck is great for me, as I've only got small hands. He sounds really awsome too.

I'll post a pic when I get chance.
Ok, I'll do the stupid thing first, then all you shy people follow...

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