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Am I the only one who has never played a P Bass.?


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6 minutes ago, Ricky Rioli said:

This has lost its way somewhere between Virginia and me. My hope is being kept afloat by the fact that a bass guitar in a hard case doesn't exactly slip into a postal worker's back pocket.

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PS yes, that is a 1½" nut

You know I said I didn't like painted basses? I make an exception for black ones...and now that. Lovely.

If I see it by the side of the road I'll pick it up and let you know. Eventually. 😁

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3 hours ago, Reggaebass said:

What is this pretentious BS music you play 

 

13 minutes ago, tegs07 said:

It’s a prog-jazz-art house hipster fusion band. They all read Nietzche and look like Dutch fisherman from the 1920’s.

Close... probably the only thing more pretentious and BS.

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3 minutes ago, ped said:
4 minutes ago, BigRedX said:

 

Close... probably the only thing more pretentious and BS.

I thought Duran Duran had split up or are they still going?

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23 minutes ago, Ricky Rioli said:

This has lost its way somewhere between Virginia and me. My hope is being kept afloat by the fact that a bass guitar in a hard case doesn't exactly slip into a postal worker's back pocket.

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PS yes, that is a 1½" nut

PPS and it's got a quartersawn neck and weighs only 7 lbs and why is it that it's the greatest bass ever made that goes missing? 😭

There needs to be a drooling reaction for posts containing a bass like that 😍

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22 hours ago, Doddy said:

I've always preferred Jazz basses or modern 5 strings, but I've got a tour coming up where I have to play a Precision.

There is something cool about a Precision, which is probably why a load of the hippest players are using them again.

Yes, it's like old Telecasters... they're a kind of Zen.

They say "look how amazing I am, I can play amazing stuff on the simplest of all instruments, I don't need fancy tools 'cos I have super subtle skills..."  😉

 

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I've never played a fender P bass but I have a non fender bass with P-style pickups and it is the least played of my basses. It's not a sound I could use all the time. In fact when I bought it i didn't really understand what a P bass was. It was an online purchase unheard and it is a great bass. I used it mostly when I was in the house band at a local pub playing 50's, 60's and 70's classic rock and pop stuff. 


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I’ve never played any Fender bass, since I’ve never been able to afford one, and I’m not the kind of player who can take a random bass off the rack, plug it in, and sound good. 
 

edit: if you mean P-style basses, my first bass was one, and I’ve posted about the HB MP-4EB I have, now with added EMG-ness.

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52 minutes ago, fretmeister said:

Well, after this thread I dusted down my very dusty P bass and tried it in my new amp.

 

Just after I had decided to sell it... It sounds amazing with the Tech21 amp.

Damnit!

I did the very same (but not with a new amp) and have decided to keep the trusty P bass. Turns out every bass player should own one after all!! 😂

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I have never owned one. Only ever had a wee noodle on other people's.

I don't like thick, wide necks. Also not a massive fan of the sound of P pickups solo normally.

These days, I only play short scale basses anyway.

So the only P-bass which would potentially be on the radar for me would be a short scale with a jazz style neck, and a J pickup at the bridge. And I already have a player series mustang.

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1 hour ago, Vin Venal said:

I have never owned one. Only ever had a wee noodle on other people's.

I don't like thick, wide necks. Also not a massive fan of the sound of P pickups solo normally.

These days, I only play short scale basses anyway.

So the only P-bass which would potentially be on the radar for me would be a short scale with a jazz style neck, and a J pickup at the bridge. And I already have a player series mustang.

One of these then... 

https://www.andertons.co.uk/bass-dept/bass-guitars/short-scale-bass-guitars/sire-version-2-marcus-miller-u5-short-scale-alder-4-mint

IIRC, they have a J nut width.

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1 minute ago, Vin Venal said:

Aha, yeah exactly. I have one of those as well. :)

Nice and very tempting. Sadly, I am the reverse when it comes to nut widths, but I have the JMJ which is great and dreams of a Wilcock Mullarkey.

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On 27/05/2021 at 09:10, fretmeister said:

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I really should start looking at shifting the stuff I don't play.

 

You’re leaving basschat ? 🥺 why would any self-respecting member not have useful things bursting out of every window ?

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I’ve never played a fender P bass. I just don’t like the sound or hand position. That said, I did however build a p bass replica once. But still sold it after realising I just didn’t like p basses at all. I’d have this one again though, but only cause I built it .

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On 23/05/2021 at 11:45, TheGreek said:

I've never owned a "pure" P bass - lots of basses with a P pup but not that alone...

I'm sure I must have played one at some point in my life but can't recall when.

I had a Westone Thunder 1A which had P bass pups...does that count?

Why the funk did I sell my Thunder 1A? OK the preamp could be noisy at the extremes but that neck.....mmm

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On 28/05/2021 at 11:30, jazzyvee said:

I've never played a fender P bass but I have a non fender bass with P-style pickups and it is the least played of my basses. It's not a sound I could use all the time. In fact when I bought it i didn't really understand what a P bass was. It was an online purchase unheard and it is a great bass. I used it mostly when I was in the house band at a local pub playing 50's, 60's and 70's classic rock and pop stuff. 


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Neither of those PUPS is in the classic P Bass position but it looks like a nice bass.

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OK, I had no idea there was a classic pickup position for a P bass or where it is supposed to be.
I know there is a lot of love and passion for P-basses on BC, hence I was careful not to call mine a P-bass only that it has P-style pickups. 

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