|MAJOR METAL ||09-19-2013 01:06 AM |
Close to a P bass without being a P bass
What basses have you played or owned that are not P Basses but nail the P Bass tone? The Epiphone Jack Casady Bass to my ears delivers what an acoustic P bass would sound like. The G&L MFD humbucker comes close as well in some settings.
|whizzkidd4 ||09-19-2013 02:23 AM |
my yamaha bb1200s bass
this guy sounds like a pbass on steroids..ask anybody who has one..
w/c would be rare..this is the mid 80's model..and it's got this greenish bloblike paint job that I have never seen on any guitar..beautiful voice tho..active/passive..neckthru..Japanese..just love it..
|Daniel Piper ||09-19-2013 02:26 AM |
Musicman big al SSS. Superb p bass esque tones in there
|wave rider ||09-19-2013 02:44 AM |
Peavey MIA Fury.
|Stumbo ||09-19-2013 02:53 AM |
|SlugThrower ||09-19-2013 07:03 AM |
Or an Ibanez ATK!
|3234718 ||09-19-2013 07:07 AM |
MIJ Mustang. It looks like a mini pbass but it sounds huge.
|VeganThump ||09-19-2013 07:08 AM |
As far as my PBass needs go, a jazz bass with the neck pickup soloed is close to a P as I'll ever need.
|AMJBASS ||09-19-2013 07:09 AM |
To me the Mustang is a bit of a different voice. The short scale, and smaller pickups give it a bit of a deeper tone than a 34" P-Bass.
I dig the Casady Signiture. It does get kind of in the ballpark of a Precision. Sits great in the mix. Still... nothing does a P-Bass like a P-Bass ;)
|msact ||09-19-2013 07:36 AM |
My 1979 Washburn Vulture I can get very close.
Originally Posted by wave rider
Peavey MIA Fury.
I agree. I have both the split-P and a slanted Super Ferrite versions of the MIA Fury, and they're both good P-basses.
The Patriot with the single SF also does a great job at it.
|Turlu ||09-19-2013 07:43 AM |
My lovely Lakland 44-64 custom bass nails the P Bass Tone perfectly, with a neck to die for !!!! I have never been tempted to lean towards a 'P' Bass, but now that is all I am looking for !!!! I want to have a Custom Shop Classic Closet Pro Precision Bass sooooo bad !!! But, my Lakland fulfils my current GAS needs too !
|Landy67 ||09-19-2013 07:48 AM |
|RED J ||09-19-2013 07:49 AM |
You didn't say whether or not a bass with a P bass pickup, a clone if you will, is considered a P bass for sake of your question, I see a few here, and them pulling it off comes as no surprise, I have a couple.
If what you meant was a bass with non Split P pickup that pulls of a P Bass tone pretty well, my Peavey Foundation Super Ferrite on the neck pickup does a good job, IMO. My two Jazz basses on neck pickups ( both have Dimarzio Model J humbuckers ) do a pretty good job IMO
|superjesus ||09-19-2013 07:49 AM |
Bob Babbitt's Jazz Bass on Signed, Sealed, Delivered.
|StuartV ||09-19-2013 08:01 AM |
G&L SB-2 with Tone control added
All of these will nail a Fender P sound, 100%. With the MFD pickups, all you have to do is dial back the volume a bit.
|TC.65 ||09-19-2013 08:11 AM |
I'll go with the MIA Peavey Fury. One of the best sounding and playing basses I've ever owned or played. Mine is a late 80's or early 90's model with a split pickup.
|ggvicviper ||09-19-2013 08:17 AM |
G&L L5000 (right). Does this count?
|eldoryder ||09-19-2013 08:22 AM |
For an older version of the Peavey Super Ferrite pickup which nails (or surpasses) the "P" sound, I give you the Peavey T-20:
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