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It's a very long time since I had a P bass and now that I'm getting older, the yearning for a simple old fashioned traditional P bass is getting stronger.

Has anyone tried one of these ?

http://www.basscentre.com/bass-collection-detroit-bass/bass-collection-detroit-bass-solar-flare.html

There are worse choices of bass to have a hankering for, there isn't exactly a shortage.

Another question.

Sunburst or Fiesta Red ?

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Just now, JohnFitzgerald said:

I'd seen it. It looks very nice.

It really is and is lovely and light too. Go on, you know you want to 😉😁.

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The choice of good P basses nowadays is huge - how anybody can choose is beyond me...

As a recent convert to G&L and Lakland I can recommend the build quality.

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2 hours ago, TheGreek said:

The choice of good P basses nowadays is huge - how anybody can choose is beyond me...

As a recent convert to G&L and Lakland I can recommend the build quality.

Can't comment of G&L but the Lakland 55-01 I've been using is very nice.

i don't have the bar set very high here in terms of cost. I already have some really nicer basses so don't want to take the mickey.

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4 hours ago, JohnFitzgerald said:

It's a very long time since I had a P bass and now that I'm getting older, the yearning for a simple old fashioned traditional P bass is getting stronger.

Has anyone tried one of these ?

http://www.basscentre.com/bass-collection-detroit-bass/bass-collection-detroit-bass-solar-flare.html

There are worse choices of bass to have a hankering for, there isn't exactly a shortage.

Another question.

Sunburst or Fiesta Red ?

I have the Detroit, and it I cannot fault it. 

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I've not played the Detroit but I have played the blockhead bass and the Guy Pratt one, both were amazing. 

If you're looking for an inexpensive Precision the current crop of squier CV are worth consideration too. 

Definitely sunburst. 

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As much as I’m all for pushing my own sale, this just appeared in the FS section.

 

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Is there something I'm not understanding regarding the price of this one compared to new ?

(Whilst I'm on, I experimented with my Jaydee today in passive mode. On the neck pickup, it really does do that sound quite well. I guess I'd still like the simplicity of a P bass though.)

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13 hours ago, ezbass said:

As much as I’m all for pushing my own sale, this just appeared in the FS section.

 

That is a good deal on a very good bass 

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Glarry have a P bass for around £78 if you want to get your feet wet. I've considered it recently but the chunky neck puts me off, and it has some neck dive which I'm not keen about. Should be ok with a wide strap though.

 

 

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14 hours ago, JohnFitzgerald said:

Is there something I'm not understanding regarding the price of this one compared to new ?
 

The discontinued first edition (made in China) were particularly good and some say a future classic.  The later/current ones (made in Indonesia) are still pretty good.  I have one of the current ones and like it a lot.

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Looks like I have a deal locally for a an Indonesian PJ which isn't quite what I had in mind, but it's low commitment and should keep me on the right site of the steering committee who already knows that there are 4 basses hanging on the wall, so...

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Indonesian?  If its a Vintage Modified P with the Duncan PU's then you are in for a treat. I have two, one which I will never sell.

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It looks like Bass Collection have finally listened to the criticism of Bassists and changed their dreadful logo, at least on the Detroit and Profile models.

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P basses are great, I think I have 15 🤪 All the same but different. Love them all!

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4 hours ago, greavesbass said:

Indonesian?  If its a Vintage Modified P with the Duncan PU's then you are in for a treat. I have two, one which I will never sell.

It's a standard series in Candy Apple Red. Maybe around 2004 or so ?

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17 hours ago, walshy said:

P basses are great, I think I have 15 🤪 All the same but different. Love them all!

And there’s me feeling guilty cos I have 2 Precisions & 2 Jazzes. Lesson learned, need to buy more basses, thanks 😊 

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3 hours ago, Lozz196 said:

And there’s me feeling guilty cos I have 2 Precisions & 2 Jazzes. Lesson learned, need to buy more basses, thanks 😊

That's pretty restrained. I keep up with developments and trends in the bass world. I'm interested in any improvements that are being made to basses, amps and cabs. With 1 Jazz and 1 P bass and I'm not looking for anything at the moment. . . . . . well maybe another Lull  P5 with rounds!

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