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Cowpoke was a nickname given to this model of precision bass by members of a US forum - possibly the long-gone dudepit. My understanding is that the nickname  was due to the shape of the pickguard resembling the yokes of a western/cowboy shirt.

I really liked the look of these back in the day but was underwhelmed when I tried the MIM one they had at Rockbottom in Croydon.

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Yes I saw this and thought 'interesting'  There's  also a couple of semi acoustic Precisions on at circa £1500 too......

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Yep... it was Bovinehost who gave it the nickname. The Dudepit was an interesting forum... 

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19 hours ago, Jean-Luc Pickguard said:

Cowpoke was a nickname given to this model of precision bass by members of a US forum - possibly the long-gone dudepit. My understanding is that the nickname  was due to the shape of the pickguard resembling the yokes of a western/cowboy shirt.

Thank you for clearing up that mystery for me - I remember a bass-playing acquaintance describing my Schecter (favourably) as a "Cowpoke P-bass" and spend a fair while wondering what on Earth he meant by that!

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9 hours ago, dlloyd said:

Yep... it was Bovinehost who gave it the nickname. The Dudepit was an interesting forum... 

I still have my t-shirt ...

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I saw a great new band called Loup Garoux the other night. The bass sounded awesome and looked very cool; kind of Fender-ish but hard to identify with the stage lighting and dry ice. 

Anyway I tweeted Richard Jones the bass player who very kindly responded: 

So it’s a Cowpoke. Full on GAS ensues, and I’m hoping I can shift the items I’m currently selling in order to make a bid in one that’s currently on eBay.

 

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Not sure, especially given he’s changed out the PUPs, how that Cowpoke will sound any different to any other PJ to be honest? But GAS is a cruel mistress :) 

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