Lakland Skyline 55-02 Deluxe - Natural, 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 - Natural
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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 Lakland humbucking pickup in the bridge gives you fat, aggressive tones, while the Lakland 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 Lakland 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, and maple
  • 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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Tech Specs

Body Shape XX-02
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 5
Color Natural
Body Material Ash with Quilt Maple Top
Neck Material Flat-Sawn Maple with Graphite Reinforcement Bars, Bolt-on
Fingerboard Material Maple, 10" - 13" compound radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 35"
Nut Width 1.81"
Bridge/Tailpiece Chromed Brass Bridge Plate with Stainless Steel Saddles
Tuners Hipshot Ultralight
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Lakland Split-coil J Style pickup
Bridge Pickup Lakland MM Humbucker pickup
Controls 1 x master volume (pull preamp bypass), 1 x blend control, 3-band active EQ, 3-way mini-switch (bridge coil-tap), LH3 preamp
Strings .045-.128
Manufacturer Part Number L5502DMNA

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Not all girls want diamonds....

I'm a middle-aged chick, relatively new bass player and don't have a lot of opportunities to try out basses before I buy. That said, I've racked up quite a few in a short period of time trying to find "the one". I'd heard a lot about Lakland basses and researched them thoroughly before diving in and buying this, sight-unseen. Boy am I glad I did!First, the bass was delivered quickly and in pristine condition. The pictures of the quilt maple top do not do it justice at all, absolutely beautiful. The craftsmanship is A+, fretwork is impeccable, neck is smooth and slim (comparable to the Ibanez SRs), string spacing is perfect (19mm I think), awesome tuners, etc. I thought going from a 34" scale to a 35" would take getting used to but it's actually more comfortable for me since I've got long arms. It came with Lakland stainless steel roundwound strings and they are so comfortable and sound really good. I can play for hours without my fingers looking or feeling like they just came out of a meat grinder. And speaking of strings, lots of players want to know about the B string and on this, the B string is not at all floppy; the 35" scale and through-body stringing guarantees solid lows with no twangy floppiness. The B is my favorite string!Tonewise, monster. There are so many tonal options available I can't begin to describe them all. I will say that I have my amp settings flat and dial in my tones on the bass...OUTSTANDING! Mine has the Lakland humbuckers, puts my Fender jazz to shame! I've had it about a month and it is still in tune. The guys at Sweetwater did an excellent job with the setup; neck relief is comfortable, action is low, and no buzzing. Sweetwater is just a freakin awesome company and I'll always be a customer. (Thanks Joel!) I am very, very, very happy with this bass. I'm ready to give up all my other basses since this is "the one". So if you're straddling the fence, buy it, you won't be sorry. And if there is a chick in your life who plays bass, forget about buying her diamonds....get her this Lakland instead :-D Peace!
Music background: Hobbyist
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