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Hey guys,

what's the best P (even not fender) you have ever tried? Punchy, growly, defined.. and lightweight? Also five string?

Cheers!

Alberto

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5 minutes ago, Alberto Rigoni said:

Hey guys,

what's the best P (even not fender) ever made? Punchy, growly, defined.. and lightweight? Also five string?

Cheers!

Alberto

That would be my Jake... at least it fits the criteria for me!

 

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Looking forward to some interesting answers on this one... and some P-porn photos.

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I've owned a Precision bass since March 1969. I only stopped playing it when I moved to 5 strings. After a 10 year gap playing Wals and Laklands, I bought my Mike Lull PJ5. Now that is the best P bass I've picked up so far.

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I just bought the Sandberg VS4 from the marketplace on here, received it yesterday. I'm not a veteran bassist but it's a phenomenal instrument - very, very well made and it sounds enormous!! The active/passive switching is a great feature I never knew I needed, too.

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38 minutes ago, Cuzzie said:

My Bitsa’s

Buying your jazzenbacker 🤣🤣🏼

 

Got to love a Yamaha BB. Imho, very well made basses and great prices depending on what wallet size you have. 

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21 minutes ago, bigsmokebass said:

Buying your jazzenbacker 🤣🤣🏼

 

Got to love a Yamaha BB. Imho, very well made basses and great prices depending on what wallet size you have. 

yes they are quite cool!

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One I tried in The Bass Gallery a few years ago, possibly a ‘65, refinished black IIRC, that was later stolen from the shop. It weighed nothing and felt and sounded amazing. 

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Torn between this recently purchased ‘66 P I got from @claude as it’s sublime and the Lakland Bob Glaub owned by Nate Mendel. Been recording with both and they are incredible. 

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Fender Pino Palladino Sig Precision, everything about it - aside from the fact it wasn’t mine - felt right about that bass.

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9 hours ago, therealting said:

My Dingwall Super P is as close to the perfect bass as I’ve tried. 

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A super P in that exactly spec would be my lottery win bass- gorgeous.

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Never tried a 5 string P, but the best I have ever played was a 67 Fender at Wunjos. Compared to the 63 the shop also had the 67 had something very special about it, it was also very roadworn.  

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A friend's '64 P, refinished in black sometime in the late night 60s. It feels ALIVE! I've given up searching for "The One" as I've found it, and it can never be mine... 

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This is my fav. No matter what other basses i get i cant stop playing this one. Its a bass ill never sell (mainly as you cant buy them anymore). Heavily modified by me of course. 7090D945-0002-44E1-94D6-B0DD93426051.thumb.jpeg.752ff16eade4591b7f866b6b8ca94747.jpeg

 

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3 minutes ago, dave_bass5 said:

This is my fav. No matter what other basses i get i cant stop playing this one. Its a bass ill never sell (mainly as you cant buy them anymore). 7090D945-0002-44E1-94D6-B0DD93426051.thumb.jpeg.752ff16eade4591b7f866b6b8ca94747.jpeg

 

That is gorgeous. I remember seeing the red and blue sandblasted basses around a bit and had some serious GAS for one, but sadly never actually saw one in person.

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27 minutes ago, BruceBass3901 said:

That is gorgeous. I remember seeing the red and blue sandblasted basses around a bit and had some serious GAS for one, but sadly never actually saw one in person.

Thanks. I’d love a red Jazz version (although not at the moment). I was lucky to get this. I went from having no idea about them to buying it used on line within a few hours. Got it for £700 IIR, inc gig bag. Ive always loved the look of black hardware on Sadowsky’s, so this was my  inspiration to ‘black it up’. Also now sporting a EMG GB pup. 

Not keen on fat P bass necks, but this is slim enough to feel really comfortable.

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Since we’re posting four strings too, I love my 64. It’s everything I dreamed it would be.

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As far as value for money 5-string P/Js go, my Yamaha BB435 is stupendous. One of too many I have, so it’s in the classifieds, but worthy of a place in anyone’s collection.

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I have had a few P's in the Fender variety. Two that I really thought were keepers, light weight, growl and that vintage vibe, a late 60's and early 70's , but alas both gone now.. Funny now I have a Dee Dee signature P from recent times and it's not half bad!

 

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19 hours ago, therealting said:

Since we’re posting four strings too, I love my 64. It’s everything I dreamed it would be.

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As far as value for money 5-string P/Js go, my Yamaha BB435 is stupendous. One of too many I have, so it’s in the classifieds, but worthy of a place in anyone’s collection.

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1: Lovely!

2: Aren't those Yamaha's stupid heavy? 

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