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 Post subject: Lakland Joe Osborn
PostPosted: February 23rd, 2020, 9:01 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Lakland Joe Osborn
PostPosted: February 23rd, 2020, 5:58 pm 
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I owned it for a short period of time. I think I used on a handful of session dates and then sold it. Great sounding bass but it had a neck like a pencil.


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 Post subject: Re: Lakland Joe Osborn
PostPosted: February 24th, 2020, 5:32 am 
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Wow, great looking bass and I think the price is a good value.


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 Post subject: Re: Lakland Joe Osborn
PostPosted: February 24th, 2020, 4:05 pm 
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tomdbass wrote:
I owned it for a short period of time. I think I used on a handful of session dates and then sold it. Great sounding bass but it had a neck like a pencil.


It was narrower than a standard J?


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 Post subject: Re: Lakland Joe Osborn
PostPosted: February 24th, 2020, 5:08 pm 
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It definitely felt that way to me. Especially in comparison to my other Jazz basses. I never took any measurements of it (really didn’t feel it was necessary)


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 Post subject: Re: Lakland Joe Osborn
PostPosted: February 26th, 2020, 5:59 am 
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Not sure about anyone else but I find myself looking at this bass almost once a day since this was posted.


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 Post subject: Re: Lakland Joe Osborn
PostPosted: February 28th, 2020, 3:03 pm 
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I have one just like that one, not sure I want to sell mine. But if I ever do i will only list it here.


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 Post subject: Re: Lakland Joe Osborn
PostPosted: February 29th, 2020, 1:22 pm 
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I think it was bbl's bass at one time.


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 Post subject: Re: Lakland Joe Osborn
PostPosted: February 29th, 2020, 3:41 pm 
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No, that one was a 2 piece body with a 2xx serial.

Last I checked, it had been sitting at NJ Guitar and Bass for years, probably due to the $2600 asking price.


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 Post subject: Re: Lakland Joe Osborn
PostPosted: March 2nd, 2020, 9:59 am 
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Listed as sold.


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 Post subject: Re: Lakland Joe Osborn
PostPosted: January 23rd, 2021, 6:04 pm 
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Is this the one that was supposedly going to go to Paul McCartney?


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 Post subject: Re: Lakland Joe Osborn
PostPosted: January 24th, 2021, 3:46 am 
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ZaneH99 wrote:
Is this the one that was supposedly going to go to Paul McCartney?



Laklands are incredible, but if Macca starts playing one full time, I'm going to be pissed. I keep hoping he'll forget that great Höfner for a while and remember how great he makes a Ric sound. I've read that the Ric is worn out after 10 years of near constant use. I'm very prejudiced because my fave era of The Beatles pretty much begins when the Ric comes into the picture.


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PostPosted: January 24th, 2021, 12:02 pm 
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ch willie wrote:
ZaneH99 wrote:
Is this the one that was supposedly going to go to Paul McCartney?



Laklands are incredible, but if Macca starts playing one full time, I'm going to be pissed. I keep hoping he'll forget that great Höfner for a while and remember how great he makes a Ric sound. I've read that the Ric is worn out after 10 years of near constant use. I'm very prejudiced because my fave era of The Beatles pretty much begins when the Ric comes into the picture.


I think he used a Jazz on some of the White Album and all of Band On The Run.


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PostPosted: January 24th, 2021, 4:54 pm 
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pjmuck wrote:
tomdbass wrote:
I owned it for a short period of time. I think I used on a handful of session dates and then sold it. Great sounding bass but it had a neck like a pencil.


It was narrower than a standard J?


Yes, the necks on these are very slim. The satin finish might make it feel a bit more slim too. I owned one of these too. And the original Glaub has a JO neck. The glaub was my main bass for years. Love these necks.


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 Post subject: Re: Lakland Joe Osborn
PostPosted: January 24th, 2021, 5:19 pm 
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The Lakeland that was made for McCartney is still available at New Jersey Guitar and Bass, they also have some other great basses for us.

http://www.newjerseyguitarandbasscenter.com/LeftBass.html

Here is the McCartney bass listed there $2,600

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 Post subject: Re: Lakland Joe Osborn
PostPosted: January 25th, 2021, 5:10 am 
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That neck looks pretty sweated upon for a bass that never reached the person it was intended for.

But, then again, neck can be cleaned an after that it could still be a bass with a above & beyond approach because of why it was made.. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Lakland Joe Osborn
PostPosted: January 28th, 2021, 12:32 pm 
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If you're interested in this "McCartney" bass and think you're paying a premium for that story, I recommend confirming it with Dan Lakin directly.

When I owned the bass, I tried, but was unable to confirm it.

That being said, it's a fantastic bass.


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 Post subject: Re: Lakland Joe Osborn
PostPosted: January 28th, 2021, 1:43 pm 
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It looks like a great bass, as all Laklands are. But the McCartney connection is pretty tenuous if true. It sounds like he never touched it himself. I love the Beatles, but are we now extending their magic to things that were simply made for them? If so, I bet their are a lot of handmade presents sitting undiscovered in many grandmothers' attics from when they were teeny bopper Beatlemanics in 1964.


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 Post subject: Re: Lakland Joe Osborn
PostPosted: January 28th, 2021, 4:14 pm 
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Agent00Soul wrote:
ch willie wrote:
ZaneH99 wrote:
Is this the one that was supposedly going to go to Paul McCartney?



Laklands are incredible, but if Macca starts playing one full time, I'm going to be pissed. I keep hoping he'll forget that great Höfner for a while and remember how great he makes a Ric sound. I've read that the Ric is worn out after 10 years of near constant use. I'm very prejudiced because my fave era of The Beatles pretty much begins when the Ric comes into the picture.


I think he used a Jazz on some of the White Album and all of Band On The Run.


I'm being silly. Of course he's played many other basses, notably the JB during those albums. I love that Ric though but don't think he's ever going to wield it again.


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 Post subject: Re: Lakland Joe Osborn
PostPosted: January 28th, 2021, 5:48 pm 
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I just emailed Dan Lakin. His reply:

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Yes it was built with Paul in mind but we never got it to him.

Dan Lakin
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http://Www.dlakinbasses.com
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