D'Addario
  • Welcome to the Lakland Owners Group

    by Published on 11-25-2014 11:36 PM

    Sorry, I'm behind posting this...
    Winners for October-November 2014 are...
    BBQBob gets a set of D'Addario Pro Steels
    Bassman 1968 gets a set Of D'Addario's
    MRKRLLSN gets a set of Lakland Nickles
    HoldsG gets a set of D'Addario Hlaf Wounds
    Copperbass gets a set of D'Addario Nickles
    Bigbass gets a set of D'Addaio Pro Steels
    StrangerDanger gets a set of Lakland Stainless Steels
    Paradog gets a set of Hanson pickups of his choice.

    Thank you all for your support
    by Published on 11-09-2014 08:18 PM

    John Pirriccello wanted to get the facts straight as to what happens at the Lakland factory
    Here's some information your readers might find useful.



    "Just to clear up any confusion about the processes performed at the Lakland Factory, here's a list of what we do day to day, month to month:"


    Raw wood selection, cutting, thickness cut/sanded into body and neck blanks
    Bodies are milled and sanded
    Neck blanks milled to rough shape, truss rod and graphite are installed, fingerboard blank is thickness sanded and laminated to the blank, prefabricated piece is then milled using various 3D operations to achieve our neck profiles, fingerboard radius and transitions from drawings and tool paths developed in house.
    Milled neck has position markers/inlays and side dots installed.
    Neck is finish sanded and oiled
    Fingerboard is radius finished sanded and leveled
    Frets are installed, trimmed, leveled, dressed and polished
    Headstock lacquered and logo applied
    Bodies are sealed, sprayed, top coated, scuffed and buffed
    Pickups are fabricated, wound, potted/encapsulated in house
    Preamps are wired into harnesses
    Pickups and Electronics are installed, including any shielding
    Grommets are pressed in, tuners installed
    bass is assembled, bridge is placed and secured, strings installed, setup, any final adjustments are made.


    This is a big simplification of what we do, but an outline of our in-house processes. While it is true to say that we did rely on more outsourcing before, we progressed to where it was cost effective to bring those processes in house, in the USA. That is what the trib article was about.
    I wouldn't want to tell Carl he is not a Luthier after 30 years of custom instruments and thousands of produced Laklands, he might take exception ; )


    Peace my friends!
    JP
    by Published on 10-06-2014 10:21 PM

    In the past, a supporting member of the LOG could only be eligible to win a set of D’Addario or Lakland strings once in a 12 month period.
    In a step to provide more benefits to our supporting members, we are reducing the time between eligibility from 12 months to 6 months!
    We appreciate your support!
    by Published on 09-09-2014 07:09 PM

    Here are our winners for August-September 2014
    CRGNY gets a set of Lakland Nickels
    Tirock 49 gets a set of D'Addario Nickels
    Mike Gamble gets a set of D'Addario Nickels
    ...
    by Published on 07-08-2014 06:49 PM

    Here are our winners for June and July of 2014
    Ric Vice gets a set of Lakland Stainless Steels
    Andy_D Gets a set of D'AddarioHalf Wounds
    Musicdad gets ...
    by Published on 06-02-2014 11:13 PM

    New contest rules effective June 1, 2014

    Strings
    • Monthly drawings are held for the string giveaways.
    • In order to be eligible for the string giveaways,
    ...
    by Published on 05-21-2014 09:37 PM

    Sorry for the delay in posting this.
    April
    Friskinator gets a set of D'Addario Nickels
    Tat2Heart gets a set of D'Addario Chromes
    Johnny_Alien gets a set of ...