The 55-94 was Lakland’s first 5-string bass, and it set the standard for what a boutique 5-string should be. Designed to reside squarely between an American classic and a modern favorite, the 55-94 Deluxe is a tone machine that genre hops at your leisure. The coil-split MM bridge humbucker delivers fat, punchy modern rock tones as well as classic single-coil growl, while the J-style single-coil neck pickup offers up a sound that is firmly rooted in the vintage side of things. Tonally, the 55-94 Deluxe is a home run, but it’s the uber-comfortable neck that really makes for a sublime playing experience instrument. The 55-94 Deluxe is the culmination of the finest electric bass features of all time, but refined and tweaked to Lakland’s standards.
The Lakland 55-94 Deluxe 5-string bass features a tight, responsive low B string that feels like a natural extension of the instrument — a function of the 35″ scale length combined with the solid anchoring of the strings-through-body design. The necks on Lakland’s 55 series basses are also a tad narrower than you’ll find on many other 5-strings, making them as welcoming as they are tonally sound. The result is a superior 5-string bass that plays like a well-loved vintage instrument, but is simultaneously versatile enough to fit the needs of any modern bassist.
Beneath its remarkable MM-J pickups, the Lakland USA 55-94 5-string electric bass guitar features the perfect combination of tonewoods, giving you a growling, hard-hitting sound like no other. What’s more, its smoothly contoured alder body makes the USA 55-94 one of the most comfortable basses you’ll ever pick up, and its quartersawn roasted rock maple neck add extra punch and sustain to every note you play. The Lakland Dual Access bridge lets you choose whether you want to top load the strings or pass them through the body. No matter how you like your bass strung up, the USA 55-94 has you covered.
Lakland instruments such as the USA 55-94 have earned the respect of discerning players and professional bassists worldwide. Blending vintage comfort with contemporary features, Lakland basses are known for their impressive playability. Since the introduction of the company’s flagship models in the mid 1990s, Lakland basses have become famous for exceptional tone, playability and build quality. When we want the best of classic tone and style, we reach for a Lakland!
- Contoured, offset-waist alder body
- Quartersawn roasted rock maple neck, 35-inch scale length, satin finish
- Maple fingerboard, 10–13-inch compound radius, 22 frets, dot inlays
- Lakland Dual Access bridge, .75-inch string spacing
- Bridge pickup: Lakland MM humbucker
- Neck pickup: Lakland J-style single-coil
- Master Volume (pull for preamp bypass)
- Pickup Blend control
- Bass Cut/Boost
- Midrange Cut/Boost
- Treble Cut/Boost
- 3-way bridge pickup coil-split toggle
- 1.81-inch bone nut; Hipshot Ultralight tuners
- 5/32-inch truss rod, neck heel access
- Quality crafted in USA