Lakland Skyline 55-01 Standard - Vintage Creme with Rosewood Fretboard

5-string Electric Bass with Ash Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 2 Bartolini Pickups, and Active EQ - Vintage Creme
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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 Antique White
Body Material Ash
Neck Material Maple
Radius 10"-13"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
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 5501-RW-VC

Customer Reviews

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Lakland Skyline 55-01 rosewood

First off, The service at Sweetwater is the best. They are friendly and helpful. Jared Kalish has been my sales person and he is super. I did not give this bass a 5 star because I don't take in account price. This Bass is a 4.5 star at any price. Craftsmanship is second to none . Plays great,sounds great,looks great, is great. I've owned 2 musicman stingray 5's,lakland 44-02,Daryl Jones 4 and several Fenders. This Bass is made as good or better and at a more affordable price. Bottom line, If your a gigging musician you know jobs are not paying as much. This bass will get you there and you will have some money left over.
Music background: 40yrs keyboard, 19 yrs bass. R&B


Great modern sounding bass.Very versatile. Lots of tonal variations. Set-up was playable straight of the box. B string is killer. I needed a five string and this bass was the best for the money.
Music background: funk,jazz and blues
See also: Lakland, Lakland 5-string Bass Guitars