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Lakland Burns Marquee 55-01 5 string retro 60s active baby blue mint green

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#1 Storky

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 08:32 AM

Chalk and cheese! i just got a new Lakland 55-01, as you'll know its active and my first 5 string. The neck is wide and really comfortable with a smooth satin finish and the sound is huge. Its been Plek'd so the action is low (too low really) but it is everything you would expect.

However the revelation is my Burns Marquee 4 string bass, also new to me this week curtacy of a popular action site. It is really well screwed together, the strings line up over the pole pieces, the bridge is chunky, the tuners are light, it is in immaculate condition with a "Baby blue" finish and "Mint Green" type scratch plate. The sound is terriffic, it is full bodied and articulate with the middle position doing a great "P" sound and a "J" from the bridge with a host of other tones. These basses are great and are really under-rated in my opinion.

What do you all think?

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 09:48 AM

Love Laklands, have 2 myself and previously owned another 2 including a 55-01. Truely great instruments.

The burns isn't my style at all, but I'd be interested to hear one nonetheless.
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Posted 13 December 2013 - 11:27 AM

The Lakland is great, really massive sound and very comfortable to play. I've got to get used to 5 strings, but its going to be easier on this than others i tried. I also think these are great value; its a proper grown-up pro type instrument and i paid £649 new, which i think is a good price.
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Posted 13 December 2013 - 11:46 AM

Hope you enjoy them both.

Personally, I'd want a Lakland in the Burns' colour scheme.
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Posted 13 December 2013 - 11:57 AM

View PostPTB, on 13 December 2013 - 11:46 AM, said:

Hope you enjoy them both.

Personally, I'd want a Lakland in the Burns' colour scheme.

Agreed. Or even the Burns in the Lakland colour scheme, which might make this great sounding bass more acceptable to players not looking for something quite so retro!
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Posted 13 December 2013 - 12:07 PM

I like the styling of the Burns, the irony of so many pick-guards for me (a bassist that plays with fingers) is also pretty good!

No idea what they sound like though; any famous recordings of a Burns in action?
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Posted 13 December 2013 - 12:27 PM

View PostLw., on 13 December 2013 - 12:07 PM, said:

I like the styling of the Burns, the irony of so many pick-guards for me (a bassist that plays with fingers) is also pretty good!

No idea what they sound like though; any famous recordings of a Burns in action?

Outside of The Shadows, footage is a little thin on the ground, but this is a really versitile bass and can do lots of things - not famous, but there is this... you need to get past the first demo to about 1.15 before the Marquee comes in.
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Posted 13 December 2013 - 12:30 PM

I love that Marquee! I've often considered taking the plunge on one.
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Posted 13 December 2013 - 12:33 PM

View PostCosmo Valdemar, on 13 December 2013 - 12:30 PM, said:

I love that Marquee! I've often considered taking the plunge on one.

Im glad i did; really easy to play medium scale (32") and did i mention, it sounds great! Oh, and used only £200!
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Posted 13 December 2013 - 01:24 PM

Great score on both basses.
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Posted 13 December 2013 - 02:46 PM

Congrats on the basses. I am a big Lakland fan, having owned several myself...great basses. The Burns just isn't for me...but I love the colour.
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Posted 13 December 2013 - 03:28 PM

Nice one, from my experience Burns guitars are really well put together (Englist/Korean and now Chinese) and really true to their roots. I gig a 12 string lead regularly (see link) and also have a 6 string cobra. I'd really like a Bison or shadows bass but can't justify it at the moment.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 08:59 PM

View PostStorky, on 13 December 2013 - 12:27 PM, said:

Outside of The Shadows, footage is a little thin on the ground, but this is a really versitile bass and can do lots of things - not famous, but there is this... you need to get past the first demo to about 1.15 before the Marquee comes in.
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