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  1. I have one. The one that won the Herts Bash P-bass challenge in fact.

    It's the newer model which has an Ash body and the reversed pickups, which in my head adds up to quite a distinct tone. Not miles away from a regular Precision, but slightly warmer, and more balanced across the strings, owing to the pickup placement. It's also not too heavy, despite the bigger Jazz body. I'd put it at a similar weight to my Alder Deluxe P-bass.

    It has a cracking recorded tone too. A friend if a friend used it on a track of his (still WIP so I can't share!) And it sounds great.

    Highly recommended.

  2. [quote name='Lozz196' timestamp='1429698383' post='2753998']
    Well I loved the VT DI pedal, so am going to try one of these as soon as available. DSRs come to my aid!

    Deposit paid - just have to wait for them to land in Blighty.

    Nice one. Reckon it will show up before the Herts bash?

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  4. My first proper Precision was my second bass, which I still own to this day - a Mexican Deluxe Active Precision, 'chrome' red (slightly brighter than CAR) with a rosewood Jazz neck. Had this one for just over 10 years now, but aside from having different pickguards made for it (the original gold nylon thing was disgusting!) it's all stock.

    My proudest P-bass acquisition is my Mark Hoppus signature bass in surf green. It's the bass that I really wanted, but couldn't afford, when I got my Deluxe Active. It sounds HUGE, and plays like a dream. It doesn't really do subtle though, so I have to keep a few other options around.

    I also have a Yamaha P-shaped thing which I picked up cheap because it was bright green with a maple neck, and have previously owned a MIM Standard P, and a Squier Vintage Modified P which were also both great basses.

  5. [quote name='Number6' timestamp='1428434049' post='2741275']
    Must admit i might try a tort pg.....😮
    Do it! All pickguard debate aside, congrats on your new bass. The stuff coming out of Mexico at the moment is a cut above what it used to be (and above the rep it still carries as a result!)

    As discreet has already pointed out, this will really come into its own in a rehearsal/gig situation. You'll kick yourself for not buying a P sooner :)

  6. [quote name='FuNkShUi' timestamp='1428350855' post='2740523']

    They are top notch musicians IMO, and good lads!
    I do take your point that as a demo for the pickups, they don't really show what they can do for standard finger type playing etc.

    You won't hear me questioning their ability- it's obvious that they're incredibly talented musicians!

    My challenge in this case would be to Seymour Duncan to produce a 'straight' demo that showcases how the pickups sound when played with fingers/pick.

  7. [quote name='Machines' timestamp='1428325375' post='2740198']
    This is a particularly annoying example I found recently;

    SPB-3 Quarter Pound for P-Bass: [media]http://youtu.be/XHUySLAjp0g[/media]

    That one in particular does my nut. I was trying to suss out whether to buy a bass with QP's as they're 'made' for the type of music I play (punk, rock, indie etc.) - I don't get ANY idea of how they really sound from that video.

  8. Decided to make the jump to a Mac Mini after some glitching with this machine. I've attempted to repair it myself but alas, no joy. I believe the problem lies beyond the hardware - it boots, posts, and all expected devices are shown in the BIOS but I can't get it to take a fresh installation of Windows.

    Guts listed below:

    Quad core 2.6Ghz AMD Athlon II X4 620 & aftermarket cooler
    8GB DDR3 RAM
    500GB Seagate HDD
    ATI 6770 1GB GFX card
    500 watt modular PSU
    MSI AM3 Motherboard
    PCI Wireless card
    DVD RW drive and card reader
    2x case fans installed and (80mm + 120mm) and a spare 80mm included in the price

    It's been a great machine for me until recently. Sure someone with better chops than me could fix it.

    Looking for £75 collected from SE London (SE20) probably not going be safe to post so would prefer not to, but all options can be discussed.

  9. [quote name='discreet' timestamp='1424602364' post='2698093']

    Again, this is what I want to hear! Also the size, weight and cost are very favourable... and it looks cool, too... dammit! :)

    I'm in Anerley these days Mark - you're more than welcome to pop over and have a blast through my 40 (not quite the same, I know) to get a feel for the different preamp voicings/tones available.

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