Lakland Skyline 55-02 Deluxe - Cherry Sunburst, Maple Fingerboard

5-string Electric Bass with Ash Body, Quilt Maple Top, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, 1 Single-coil Pickup, 1 Humbucking Pickup, and Active Electronics - Cherry Sunburst
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Lakland Skyline 55-02 Deluxe - Cherry Sunburst, Maple Fingerboard
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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 55-02 Deluxe Skyline series bass is the kind of instrument you want to have. The 55-02 Deluxe cuts the line between premium quality and high-end price, giving you a fantastic looking (and sounding) bass for a great low price. So if you want more from your bass without spending more for your bass, then the 55-02 Deluxe by Lakland is perfect for you!

Lakland 55-02 Deluxe Skyline Series 5-string Bass at a Glance:
  • Lakland body design
  • Active pickups and preamp
  • Ash and maple - an ideal bass tonewood combination
Distinct Lakland body design

Lakland's 55-02 Deluxe Skyline features a distinct and recognizable body shape with a gorgeous quilt maple top. The comfortable offset waist design has great balance and feel.The 55-02 Deluxe Skyline even gives you the same custom-contoured curves, bridge, and pickups as the original US version.

Active pickups and preamp

No matter what style of music you play, the Lakland pickup system will give you every tone you could want. The 55-02 Deluxe Skyline bass sports the same amazing pickups and preamp found on the (much more expensive) 44-94. These active electronics give your instrument serious punch, plus extra expression across the whole fingerboard. A dual-coil humbucking pickup in the bridge gives you fat, aggressive tones, while the J-style single-coil pickup in the neck position offers mellow, warm tones.

Ash and maple - an ideal bass tonewood combination

Beneath its remarkable duo of Bartolini active pickups, the Lakland 55-02 Deluxe Skyline bass features the perfect combination of tonewoods, giving you a harmonically rich and hard-hitting sound like no other. What's more, its smoothly contoured ash body makes the 55-02 Deluxe Skyline one of the most comfortable basses you'll ever pick up, and its solid maple neck adds extra punch and sustain to every note you play.

Lakland 55-02 Deluxe Skyline Series 5-string Bass Features:
  • An affordable custom bass with active pickups
  • Same hardware and electronics as the USA-made Lakland bass
  • Quality tonewoods include ash, quilt maple, maple, and rosewood
  • Comfortable for long gigs
  • Perfect for any style of music
The affordable Lakland 55-02 Deluxe bass gives you the look, the sound, and the feel you demand!

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Bass Guitar Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Body Shape XX-02
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 5
Color Cherry Sunburst
Body Material Ash with Quilt Maple Top
Neck Material Flat-Sawn Maple with Graphite Reinforcement Bars, Bolt-on
Nut Width 1.81"
Fingerboard Material Maple, 10"-13" compound radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 35"
Bridge/Tailpiece Solid Chrome Brass Bridge Plate with Stainless Steel Saddles
Tuners Hipshot Lisc. Ultra-Lite tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Lakland J Single-coil
Bridge Pickup Lakland MM Humbucker
Controls Master Volume (pull for preamp bypass), 3-way Bridge Pickup Coil Tap Toggle
Strings (.045-.128)
Manufacturer Part Number L5502DMCS

Customer Reviews

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Ready to perform right out of the box!

My Sales Engineer (Mark) helped me pick out this awesome bass! I ordered it at about 10:30 on a Monday and it was at my house the next day when I came home in the afternoon. This bass looks and plays wonderfully. The action is set perfectly, and the tone is amazing! I took it to practice Wednesday night and will perform with it this weekend!
Music background: Musician

Lakeland 55-02 d review

Looked great, sounded great. Played well right out of the box.
Music background: Musician

Retraction from previous review

I did a review on this bass a few months ago and had reported a problem with the volume pot. I'm embarrassed to admit that I had unknowingly engaged a Noise Gate on my practice amp and THAT is what was causing the problem. My apologies to the good people at Sweetwater. This really is a great bass and I hope my report didn't deter anyone from purchasing a Lakland 55-02.
Music background: Been at it since 1977

Sweet(water) Bass!!

Picked up a 55-02 at Gearfest 2014. Got a good deal on it and I am quite pleased with this instrument. Setup was almost perfect right out of the "box". Really love the feel of that maple neck/fingerboard and it delivers a full range of tones. Gigged with it almost immediately with absolutely no problems. I suggest you strongly consider this unit in comparison to anything else in the price range. All my other guitars are hanging on the wall and acting all jealous right now!!
Music background: 40 years on the low end.

good bass, BUT.

Good in all areas, but the thing sucks up batteries like crazy for the eq.
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