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Formerly known as the Joe Osborn Signature
We labored over the design of this instrument to combine the leading edge of '60's technology (the slim neck and narrow nut, the offset-body balancing, and concentric control knobs) and applied today's leading edge technology (graphite reinforcement, enhanced neck joint, passive pickups by Lakland) to create a contemporary classic.
Also available in a 5-string version, this bass has the same "updated classic" tone as our original 44-60, but is combined with the modern design appointments that make our 5-strings work. You know what that means ....
35 inches! That's the scale length of the 55-60 and the reason all Lakland 5's sound so good, so low! When you talk about clarity, tautness and tone in regards to the low B, you're talking about our passion!
The Skyline 44-60/55-60 is manufactured to the same specifications as our US-made 44-60/55-60 bass and outfitted with the same passively delicious Lakland J-style pickups. The Lakland pickups replicate vintage bass tones as well as we've ever heard and players love the comfy taper of the 44-60/55-60 neck.
Reinforced head design provides additional strength at necks' weakest point.
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.
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.
The neck is securely bolted to the body using a five-bolt configuration that offers the player unrestricted access to the upper register.
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.
Large Dunlop dual design strap buttons are compatible with Straplok systems.
Deep cutaway allows full access to the 22nd fret.
Southern swamp ash body. The Deluxe adds a figured maple top.
Lakland pickups, custom wound in Chicago, provide a wide frequency response and diverse tonal range.
Solid chromed brass bridge plate with all stainless steel parts (saddle, screws, springs) to prevent rust and corrosion throughout life of instrument.
Dual access strings-through body or bridge design.
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.
|Chi-Sonic Single Coils||$400|
|Chi-Sonic HumCancellers(includes Single Coil to Humcancelled switch)||$600|
|Ebony Fingerboard (Skyline Fretless)||$100|
|J-Retro Preamp for all 55-60 Models||$600|
|Skyline Black Tolex Hardshell Case||$150|
|Lakland Deluxe Single Gigbag||$110|
|Lakland Deluxe Double Gigbag||$150|
|Width at Final Fret||3.3"|
|1st Fret Neck Depth||.81"|
|12th Fret Neck Depth||.92"|
|Bridge String Spacing||.75"|
|Neck Wood||Flat-Sawn Rock Maple with Graphite Reinforcement Bars|
|Fingerboard||Maple with Dots |
Rosewood with Dots
Fretted or Lined Fretless with side dots
|Tuners||Hipshot Ultra Lights Hipshot Lisc. Ultra-Lite's|
|Truss Rod Access||Neck Heel: 4mm Hex|
|Pickguard||Tortoise Shell |
Aged White (Mint)
(Optional Pearloid, Black)
|Bridge||Lakland Dual Access (through body or through bridge)|
|Pickups||Lakland Single Coil|
|Left Handed||Not available|