Skyline Series 55-02
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
- Available in Deluxe and Custom 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.
Custom Model – All the same great attributes as the 55-02 but now available in the following 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.
Artists who play a Skyline Series 55-02
Plays with: The Steve Miller Band
Bruce "Jake" Jacobs
Plays with: The Rankin Family, Kenny Shields, Streetheart
Bruce J. Bennett
Plays with: Western Justice
Carlitos Del Puerto
Plays with: Joni Mitchell
Plays with: Murat Boz
Plays with: Burt Bacharach
Plays with: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Frank Russell Band, Wallace Roney, Darryl Jones, Lakland Clinician
Plays with: The Bernard Allison Group
Plays with: Gervais Koffi and the African Diaspora
Plays with: The Heavenly Stars
Plays with: Josh Abbott Band
Plays with: Engelbert Humperdinck
Plays with: Austin Hicks
Plays with: Bobby McFerrin, Barbra Streisand
Plays with: Stephanie Mills, Queen Latifah
November - 2014
“… easily up there with Sadowsky Metros… and when you think of the huge price difference Lakland Skylines start to make sense… and their B string will smoke any, and i mean any Sadowsky. Come to think of it… of any bass ever.”
August - 2017
“…an affordable high-quality instrument with unbeatable versatility.”
|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|