Jump to content
Please note: You can easily log in to MPN using your Facebook account!

Lakland 55-02 (5string)


IJo

Recommended Posts

I bought me a Lakland Skyline 55-02 several months a go and it had a lot of punch in the sound. Since then I've sent it to set up twice and both times it came back it appeared to have lost some power in the over all volume out put. I asked the technicians who worked on it if they adjusted the preamp which then replied they hadn't messed with the electronics. I've replaced the battery several times and the sound was the same.

 

Can someone shed a little light on what the problem might be and wether or not I would have to send it bact to the factory or take it to an authorezed Lakland repair center.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 5
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Are there trimpots for the volume control (and other controls)??

 

If so, try turning it so it will be louder.

 

im not familiar with Laklands though. Sorry.

http://www.briantimpe.com/images/LDL/dots/blue.JPGhttp://www.briantimpe.com/images/LDL/dots/black.JPGhttp://www.briantimpe.com/images/LDL/dots/fuscia.JPGhttp://www.briantimpe.com/images/LDL/dots/grey.JPGhttp://www.briantimpe.com/images/LDL/dots/orange.JPGhttp://www.briantimpe.com/images/LDL/dots/purple.JPGhttp://www.briantimpe.com/images/LDL/dots/red.JPGhttp://www.briantimpe.com/images/LDL/dots/yellow.JPG
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Originally posted by phil6006:

Are there trimpots for the volume control (and other controls)??

 

If so, try turning it so it will be louder.

 

im not familiar with Laklands though. Sorry.

Yes there's a preamp trimpot. Here's the thing though, when I first got the bass I actually had to trim it down cause it was way to powerful, now I max it out and still don't get anywhere near the amount of power as it came with.

 

Just to note, I know it's not my amp or effects because I compared the levels of my other basses on the same equipment and their sound were pretty consistent.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

In the setup process they might have lowered your pickups some. Sometimes pickups are lowered (which reduces overall output) in order to achieve a better overall "tone". If pickups are placed too high, sometimes the overtones can overwhelm the fundamental. Depending on the pickups and the situation, this could also be a desirable effect, causing more midrange presence than before, but I've generally found that in order to achieve a good string balance and well rounded tone I end up lowering my pickups noticeably compared to the way they are set up on many similar basses.

 

You might try manually adjusting the screws on your pickups and raising one or both of them a bit to see if that changes/helps your sound at all.

unkownroadband.com - step into the unkown :-)
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Originally posted by IJo:

I bought me a Lakland Skyline 55-02 several months a go and it had a lot of punch in the sound. Since then I've sent it to set up twice and both times it came back it appeared to have lost some power in the over all volume out put. I asked the technicians who worked on it if they adjusted the preamp which then replied they hadn't messed with the electronics. I've replaced the battery several times and the sound was the same.

 

Can someone shed a little light on what the problem might be and wether or not I would have to send it bact to the factory or take it to an authorezed Lakland repair center.

Can you take it back to the store where you bought it? Play it through an amp there. Then play another 55-02 through the same amp. Do they sound the same? Different? I would make this simple comparison before sending the bass to Chicago.

 

I can't imagine that the setup would have changed your bass's output. Something else must be going on. Maybe your amp is dying.

The Black Knight always triumphs!

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...