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I had a new bass day this week. An immaculate china white P-Bass from the Bass Centre's collection. Sold to me by our own @nickcarey , replete with Detroit Flats , it has also been upgraded with new knobs and bridge.

I've hankered after one the BC precisions ever since I got my hands on my Bruce Thomas Profile and this did not disappoint. Finely balanced, clean punchy sound, lovely neck and the nicest tort guard I've ever seen. More importantly I've never owned a white bass before and was stunned how pretty it is.

At the same time this arrived my Ampeg returned from having its valve job completed by @basstone who I happily recommend to any other Somerset Basschatters.

Well today I had the house to myself. Set up and gave both amp and bass a good go. I have no idea what it is about the SVT but somehow it contrives to fill the air with bass without ever being too loud. I played along to music on a bluetooth speaker and never had it at high volume. I could easily follow the track and yet was enveloped in beautiful warm bass.

I think the white looks rather good against the black stack too.

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White P basses do look very nice hope it serves you well 👍.

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Bass and rig look fantastic together, Stew.

I can only imagine how good they sound!

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59 minutes ago, luckman67 said:

White P basses do look very nice hope it serves you well 👍.

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Tasty! Only mine has dogs resting on it. 

46 minutes ago, Jus Lukin said:

Bass and rig look fantastic together, Stew.

I can only imagine how good they sound!

It's pretty joyous to be fair. The Ampeg sings with all new valves. 

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9 hours ago, luckman67 said:

White P basses do look very nice hope it serves you well 👍.

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Your cat obviously loves the bass as well ;) :D 

 

John 

 

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Looks a nice bass @stewblack :)
Never played a Bass Collection P bass - but I've heard good reports
Belated Happy NBD to you

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4 hours ago, madshadows said:

 

Your cat obviously loves the bass as well ;) :D 

 

John 

 

He likes the rolled edged fingerboard 😄.

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Excellent strings the Detroit Flats too, my go to choice

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8 minutes ago, Pow_22 said:

Excellent strings the Detroit Flats too, my go to choice

My first time with them. Really nice 

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8 hours ago, Marc S said:

Looks a nice bass @stewblack :)
Never played a Bass Collection P bass - but I've heard good reports
Belated Happy NBD to you

Likewise - they are my go to flatwound strings. I think they sound and play brilliantly.

Plus they are a bargain direct from the Bass Centre.

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2 hours ago, Pea Turgh said:

What is the tension like on dem flats?

I don't know how to describe it I'm afraid. It feels just fine to me but I'm not fussy when it comes to tension

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Would look lovely with a white scratchplate.

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47 minutes ago, TheGreek said:

Would look lovely with a white scratchplate.

Pearl? 

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Used to have an Olympic White fretless Fender P which was great ( should never had sold it). Never tried a tort pickguard on it but I should have ‘cos I really like ‘em. 

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2 hours ago, Grahambythesea said:

Used to have an Olympic White fretless Fender P which was great ( should never had sold it). Never tried a tort pickguard on it but I should have ‘cos I really like ‘em. 

I filled some of my day gazing at mine. Its a striking combination. 

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Pleased for you Stew!  Look forward to seeing and hearing it at the re-scheduled S-W Bash!

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All the name dropping on their website makes me a bit cynical.  Glad you're pleased with your purchase though - any sound clips?

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48 minutes ago, Kiwi said:

All the name dropping on their website makes me a bit cynical.  Glad you're pleased with your purchase though - any sound clips?

Doing a bit of recording today but only on a tablet to watch for mistakes in my playing so sound quality ain't all that. I'll try to set up something better later. 

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