Skyline Series 55-02 Custom
The Skyline 55-02 Custom model is the same great bass as the 55-02 Standard, but with some new custom color and fingerboard options:
- Pearl White with matching headstock color and a bound Maple fingerboard with pearl block inlays.
- Ice Blue Metallic with matching headstock color and an un-bound Maple fingerboard with Pearl and Abalone block inlays.
Seen on the world’s largest stages, the 55-02 has an active punch that will drive your sound clearly through any mix, with ‘best in class’ tonality for a versatile and refined fit for any playing situation.
- Features 35″ scale neck for better B string tone and tight, deep bottom
- Features Lakland hand-wound LH3 pickups and onboard preamp
- Also available in Standard and Deluxe models
The LH3 pickups (wound in our shop in Chicago) and onboard preamp are the same components you’ll find in our legendary USA Series 55-94. (powered by a single 9-volt battery that can be changed by removing a simple snap-on battery cover – no screws to lose!) Internal dip switches let you select the midrange boost/cut frequency.
The neck is the same 35” scale, profile and spec as our USA series 55-94 which has won over legions of professionals because of its great feel, string spacing and most importantly, a B string with tight punchy clarity that lives with the other 4 strings in perfect harmony.
Deluxe Model – The 55-02 Deluxe adds a Quilted Maple veneer natural finish top as well as an Indian Laurel fingerboard.
Artists who play a Skyline Series 55-02 Custom
Plays with: Murat Boz
Plays with: Burt Bacharach
Plays with: Gervais Koffi and the African Diaspora
Plays with: The Heavenly Stars
Plays with: Josh Abbott Band
Plays with: Austin Hicks
Plays with: Bobby McFerrin, Barbra Streisand
Plays with: Stephanie Mills, Queen Latifah
Lee Allen Zeno
Plays with: Buckwheat Zydeco
Plays with: Israel Brito, Juan Fernando Velasco y Fausto Miño
Plays with: Good Charlotte
Plays with: Keb Mo
Plays with: Livewire
Plays with: 7 Sons of Soul
William E. Hutchison Jr.
Plays with: KC Williams
January - 2003
“The Music Man Stingray doesn’t feel as good to me after the Lakland. The latter oozes a certain quality and has such a thick sound. It feels like the bass Larry Graham would play! This bass has a classy, punchy, classic tone…”
Bass Guitar Magazine
|Width at final fret||3.3″|
|1st fret neck depth||.81”|
|12th fret neck depth||.92″|
|Bridge string spacing||.75”|
|Neck wood||Flat-sawn Maple with graphite reinforcement bars|
|Truss rod access||Neck heel: 4mm hex|
|Controls||Cut and boost: bass, midrange, treble, panning-style pickup blend control, Master volume (pull for tone control bypass) 3-way bridge pickup coil tap toggle|
|Bridge||Lakland Dual Access (through body or through bridge)|
|Pickups||Lakland MM-J configuration|
|Left handed||Not available|