PERSONAL GEAR HISTORY 1976-PRESENT

BASSES

1976 – Nashville brand EBO copy – cherry red – rented bass, given back to the Soundpost.

1977 – Ibanez Jazz Bass – sunburst sold 1977

1977 – Rickenbacker 4001 – natural – sold 1981

1978 – Fender 1972 Jazz Bass – black w/ maple neck and pearl blocks (owned by New Trier High School – mine to use 1978-1982.

1980 – Musicman fretless – Natural, Maple no lines.

1981 – Installed a Schecter Fretted all rosewood neck on the Musicman – traded in 1982

1982 – Hammer Cruise Bass – Mahogany body natural finish

1983 – Hammer Cruise Bass – Pearl white (to replace stolen 1982 Cruise Bass) sold in 1991

1983 – G&L El Toro (sold in 1990)

1983-1990 – no changes

1990-1994 – Sold used basses, had too many to list, not one called mine – all inventory

1994 – Musicman 1976 Stingray (sold in 1998)

1994 – Lakland X01 – prototype. (I still own)

1994-2010 – While owning Lakland, I had many Lakland basses but none I called mine. They were inventory.

2010 – left Lakland with the following:

USA Joe Osborn – Natural, Maple Neck (sold in 2019)
USA Bob Glaub – Sunburst, Maple Neck (sold in 2019)
USA Decade – 2 Novak Bisonics – white, maple neck
(Used the Osborn & Glaub as models for D. Lakin Basses made in Korea.)

2012 – Harmony H22 Korean Made (still own)

2013-2016 – Played many D. Lakin Basses, 2 I kept and still have.

Joe Osborn – Sunburst with Spitfire pickguard
Shark 4 – fretless, Ocean Turquoise

2016 – Musicman 1976 Stingray, Sunburst with white pickguard (still own)

2019 – D. Lakin Basses – 1930. Prototype short scale, Ice Blue Metallic

2019 – currently building – D. Lakin 6034 (j bass) in Ocean Turquoise & 5734 (p bass) in sunburst with a spitfire pickguard

AMPS

1980 – Sun Beta Bass

1981 – Musicman HD130 head (sold in 1983) & 115 Cabinet

1983 – JBL Cabaret series 18”, Crown DC150, Ashley preamp, Ashley crossover, DBX 160X

1984 – Sold all equipment accept the 115 Musicman Cab, Bought a AMP amp.

1994-2010 – Lakland had many different rigs, including Bag End ELF system, Demeter preamps, Crown power amps, SVT w/ 810 cabinet, Acoustic 360, Epifani rigs… Sold or traded most of these.

Present

SVT Head- 2001 (one of the last made in USA)

Epifani – Piccolo 999, UL501, 410DIST (Cream), 210DIST(Cream), 112DIST(Red)

Demeter – VTBP-M-800D(Cream)

Ashdown CMT 30 – “Little Stubby”, Sea Foam Green

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