Lakland Skyline 55-01 Standard - 3-Tone Sunburst with Maple Fretboard

5-string Electric Bass with Ash Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, 2 Bartolini Pickups, and Active EQ - 3-Tone Sunburst
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Lakland Quality for an Amazing Price!

Whether you're playing the local bar scene Friday nights, carrying the rhythm Sunday mornings, or blazing the tour circuit seven days a week, the Lakland Skyline 55-01 Standard bass has the sonic flexibility and precise feel you need. You'll have exceptional access to the entire fretboard thanks to the deep cutaway. And with Bartolini pickups and a 3-band EQ, you'll be able to hit your bass amplifier or direct box with your tone dialed in. So, if you want more from your bass without spending more for your bass, then the 55-01 Standard by Lakland is perfect for you!

Lakland Skyline 55-01 Standard Series 5-string Bass at a Glance:
  • Distinct Lakland body design
  • Active pickups and preamp
  • Longer scale length for better B-string tone
Distinct Lakland body design

Lakland's Skyline 55-01 Standard features a distinct and recognizable body shape. The comfortable, offset waist design has a great balance and feel. The Skyline 55-01 Standard even gives you the same custom-contoured curves, bridge, and pickups as Lakland's high-end version.

Active pickups and preamp

No matter what style of music you play, Sweetwater is confident the Lakland pickup system will give you every tone you could want. The Skyline 55-01 Standard bass sports dual Bartolini MK-1 pickups and a Bartolini preamp. These active electronics give your instrument serious punch, plus extra expression across the whole fingerboard. Split-coil, soap-bar pickups give you everything from fat, aggressive tones to mellow and warm tones.

Longer scale length for better B-string tone

Bassists at Sweetwater especially like Lakland five-string basses because their longer 35" scale length holds the low B string at a higher tension. This means that your lowest notes will have more punch and impact, with more note definition too. If you've played a few five-string bass guitars you know that some of them can sound quite flubby in the lowest registers - with the Lakland Skyline 55-01 Standard your tone will stay tight and pronounced right down to the low B.

Lakland Skyline 55-01 Standard Series 5-string Bass Features:
  • An affordable bass with active pickups and 3-band EQ
  • Bartolini pickups and preamp for a wide range of tones
  • Tighter, punchier B-string tone thanks to the longer 35" scale length
  • Quality tonewoods include ash and maple
  • Comfortable for long gigs
  • Perfect for any style of music
The affordable Lakland 55-01 Standard is ready to perform!

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Tech Specs

Body Shape XX-01
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 5
Color 3 Tone Sunburst
Body Material Ash
Neck Material Maple
Radius 10"-13" compound
Fingerboard Material Maple
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 35"
Nut Width 1.81"
Nut Material Plastic
Bridge/Tailpiece Lakland Dual Access
Tuners Hipshot Lisc. Ultralites
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Bartolini MK-1 Split-coil Soapbar
Bridge Pickup Bartolini MK-1 Split-coil Soapbar
Controls 1 x volume (pull tone bypass), 1 x blend, 3-band EQ boost/cut
Manufacturer Part Number L5501MTTS

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Smooth As Butta

The Good: Played a lot basses in my 40 yrs of playing, heard a lot about Laklands but the shape of Fender Jazz bass body ( my bias ) eyes kept me away from the Lakland shape basses. I repent for being narrow minded, the smooth effortless butta playing neck allows me to play effortlessly. The tones from vintage jazz, music man etc.., are all available. This is an all around the way bass. But wait ,this is just the low level bass.The barts are fine in my book, when I couple it with my Eden WTDI pedal why change the pickups. The so called noise with the pre-amp pedal is minuscule and I'm picky. The Bad: Came with a bad, bad shaky volume pot. Sweetwater support has given me a satisfied resolution. The Ugly : My previous attitude towards Lakland
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