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Which P-bass is for the chop  

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  1. 1. Which P-bass should I sell

    • The Camel Journey Bass
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    • The Bass Collection Profile Bass
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    • Neither -Claim temporary insanity
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Due to a recent new arrival, one of my P-basses has got to go. I love them both for very different reasons, I'm really struggling to chose and would appreciate your thoughts. First up is my Camel Journey Bass. Made in Japan in the 1970's for the Japanese home market, it's a rare find in the UK. It's in very good condition for an instrument tha is more than 40 years old but, as you can imagine, it has a few knocks and chips, but I like that. It has a real history about it when you play it. Standard chunky P-bass neck with maple board. A blatant copy of a Precision of that era, right down to the tuning machines. Currently fitted with a DiMarzio Model P pickup and series/parallel switch which gives you the choice of subdued tradional P or full on rock monster.

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Secondly we have the Bass Collection Profile Bass (the Bruce Thomas signature model). I've not had this as long. It's fitted with a SIMS pickguard which corrects the misalignment of the pickup that seems to affect a number of these basses. It's in immaculate condition. Slim Jazz-like neck is as smooth as silk, topped with an ebony fretboard with perfectly finished frets. Tonally, I had the opportunity to A/B this with a recent US Precision and it was difficult to tell them apart

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I would keep both.

But if you really do need to get shot of one I voted for the Bass Collection to go.  You'll never find another Camel bass. 

But which one makes you smile the most when you pick it up?

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Which do you pick up to record/gig etc? Neither? Are they just wanna have a? Sell both.

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You know what I'm going to say. 😁

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1 hour ago, Bassassin said:

You know what I'm going to say. 😁

I do indeed Jon

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1 hour ago, Bolo said:

Which do you pick up to record/gig etc? Neither? Are they just wanna have a? Sell both.

 

1 hour ago, Newfoundfreedom said:

D. Sell both

Something I’d not considered. I was thinking along the lines of everyone should have a P-Bass in their arsenal but I suppose the BB414 will get close enough 

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If it helps you as a seller I'd buy the Bruce Thomas if I had to buy one (hypothetically of course)

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6 hours ago, Paul S said:

I would keep both.

But if you really do need to get shot of one I voted for the Bass Collection to go.  You'll never find another Camel bass. 

But which one makes you smile the most when you pick it up?

This. You can easily get another Profile bass if you miss it too much in the next few years. 

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Sell both; and the new arrival too (unless its a baby, not a bass). 

I've always enjoyed selling more than buying.

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Let the market decide.

Put both up for sale, and keep the one that doesn't sell first.

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30 minutes ago, hiram.k.hackenbacker said:

Sell the Bruce to me 😀

 

27 minutes ago, MacDaddy said:

Let the market decide.

Put both up for sale, and keep the one that doesn't sell first.

That’s kind of done already 😂

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53 minutes ago, uk_lefty said:

This. You can easily get another Profile bass if you miss it too much in the next few years. 

This ^^^

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Its down to you and which one you decide you like best. I don't know the value of either of them, but if its not a vast amount then keep both until the decision feels easier.

FWIW I think that Camel looks fantastic - a bit of a rarity i expect too.

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Looks like the Profile is the most logical choice for the chop from everyone’s advice and my own feelings 

57 minutes ago, hiram.k.hackenbacker said:

Sell the Bruce to me 😀

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I will never part with my Profile, however as has been said, if you want to undo your decision that one is easier to replace. 

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