Lakland Skyline DJ-5 Series

SKU:BBG 4785

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Skyline Darryl Jones Signature 5 String

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This is the fix for your tone Jones. If you know Darryl's discography, then you know he plays with the heavyweights...Miles Davis, Sting, Madonna, The Rolling Stones...

In 1985 Darryl commissioned a custom bass from Albey Balgochian, what began as a business relationship evolved into a deep friendship and their collaboration on the Darryl Jones Signature Model Bass. Darryl and Albey came to us to produce their design because they were sure we could deliver this modern vintage style bass to bass players worldwide.

Then we added some really cool stuff like a pickguard, blocks on the fingerboard and a beautifully bound neck.

The Darryl Jones Signature bass looks similar to our 44-60 and 55-60 models, but has more curve to its contouring and dramatic cutaways that add to its vintage styling. Darryl's bass is fitted with a pair of passive single coil pickups specially designed by Lakland. Three knobs control the tone: Bridge Volume, Neck Volume and Tone.

Our Skyline DJ-4 and DJ-5 share the same aesthetics and Lakland vintage wound pickup as the US-made version.

Features

REINFORCED HEAD

Reinforced head design provides additional strength at necks' weakest point.

FINGERBOARDS

Lakland manufactures three different fingerboards. Our birdseye maple fingerboards feature ebony face dots, while our rosewood fingerboards feature birdseye maple dots. Our ebony fretless fingerboards are available lined, or unlined.

NECK FEATURES

All Lakland necks are manufactured from quarter-sawn maple and feature two graphite reinforcement bars. We have found that these graphite bars help tremendously to minimize dead spots.

BOLTS

The neck is securely bolted to the body using a five-bolt configuration that offers the player unrestricted access to the upper register.

FRETS

The frets are meticulously installed by Lakland luthiers using exacting tolerances that yield superior playability. Each fret end is hand-filed and, when combined with a subtle round-over on the edge of the fingerboard, created the ultimate in comfort.

STRAP BUTTONS

Large Dunlop dual design strap buttons are compatible with Straplok systems.

CUTAWAY

Deep cutaway allows full access to the 22nd fret.

BODY

Southern swamp ash body. The Deluxe adds a figured maple top.

PICKUPS

Lakland pickups, custom wound in Chicago, provide a wide frequency response and diverse tonal range.

BRIDGE

Solid chromed brass bridge plate with all stainless steel parts (saddle, screws, springs) to prevent rust and corrosion throughout life of instrument.

STRING THROUGH

Dual access strings-through body or bridge design.

ELECTRONICS

Internal preamp offers independent cut and boost of bass midrange, and treble. The preamp is extremely versatile and very quiet. Master volume pulls out to defeat internal preamp. Pickup blend control. Bridge pickup coil configuration can be set for a multitude of tonal possibilities.

Additional Options

Chi-Sonic Single Coils$400
Chi-Sonic HumCancellers(includes Single Coil to Humcancelled switch)$600
Non-Lakland pickupsCALL
J-Retro Preamp$600
Skyline Black Tolex Hardshell Case$150
Lakland Deluxe Single Gigbag$110
Lakland Deluxe Double$150

Specifications

Nut Width 1.8"
Nut Type Delrin
Fret Size .041/.085"
Width at Final Fret 3"
1st Fret Neck Depth .81"
12th Fret Neck Depth .92"
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Scale Length 35"
Frets 21
Bridge String Spacing .75"
Neck Wood Flat-Sawn Maple with Graphite Reinforcement Bars
Body wood(s) Swamp Ash
Top None
Fingerboard Charcoal Silver Metallic:
Rosewood with Block Inlays
Maple with Block Inlays
Pearl White:
Maple with Block Inlays
Maple with Block Inlays
Tuners Hipshot Design Hipshot Lisc. Ultra-Lite's
Truss Rod Access Neck Heel: 4mm Hex
Pickguard White Perloid on White
Clear on Charcol Sliver Metallic
Controls Volume/Volume/Tone (Passive)
Bridge Lakland Dual-Design Bridge
Preamp J-Retro (optional)
Pickups Lakland Vintage Wound Single Coil
Left Handed Not Available

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