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ll bass players know it – there’s just not enough bottom in the key of D on a 4 string bass. The lower octave in D (and C) made possible by the low B string can mean the difference between working a deep groove and balancing on a high wire. That’s why the 5 string bass was invented. And nobody has successfully explored the possibilities of the 5 string like Lakland.
Lakland 5-string basses feature a B-string that is tight, well defined and feels like a natural extension of the instrument – accomplished by combining a 35″ scale with the solid anchoring of the string through the body design. The necks on Lakland’s 55 series basses are slightly narrower than other 5-strings, but still maintain a standard “J” string spacing, making them as accessible as they are tonally sound.
All Lakland 5-strings are 35″ scale with fingerboards available in Birdseye Maple, straight grain Maple, Rosewood* or Ebony. Graphite reinforcement bars, quarter-sawn Maple neck blanks and Lakland’s impeccable fret installation make this the 5-string neck to beat for comfort, stability and tonal consistency across all 5 strings.
From our economically priced Skyline Series to our top-of-the-line USA Series, we offer 16 different 5 string models to accommodate all styles and artist requirements. And if you don’t see exactly what you want, just give us a call or send in the contact form – we’ll be happy to answer any questions or discuss building a custom bass to your exact specifications.
The Skyline Series Darryl Jones Signature Model DJ-5 features the same “updated classic” tone as our DJ-4, but is combined with the legendary Lakland 35” scale – the reason all Lakland 5s have such fabulous bottom tone. When you talk about clarity, tautness and tone in regards to the low B, you’re talking about our passion! Graphite reinforcement bars are added for tonal stability and the dual vintage voiced single coil Lakland pickups are hand fabricated and wound with exact tolerances in our Chicago shop.
Looks, ergonomics, playability, and that big bottom tone make this one of Lakland’s most popular and longstanding models.
|Width at final fret||3″|
|1st fret neck depth||.81”|
|12th fret neck depth||.92″|
|Bridge string spacing||.75”|
|Neck wood||Flat-sawn Maple with graphite reinforcement bars|
|Body wood||Swamp Ash|
|Truss rod access||Neck heel: 4mm hex|
|Bridge||Lakland Dual Access (through body or through bridge)|
|Pickups||Lakland Vintage J single coil pickups|
|Left handed||Not Available|