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best passive PJ model

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by nikolozj, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. nikolozj

    nikolozj

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    Hi tb
    I've been going through fender company website and many other sources to find usual Precision bass with single coil pickup in the bridge position, the model that they usually refer to "Precision Deluxe". Only models I found that were NOT signature models, were "Fender American Deluxe Precision Bass" and "Fender Deluxe P Bass Special".
    They're both made ACTIVE and expensive as well. I'd be glad to have even squier in the beginning but I'd hesitate to get average price Fender as well, if I have money of course :smug:

    What I need, is suggestions, what model should I be looking for? Customs?
    Even tho I'm a fender guy, I'd accept any other decent company models as well.

    affordable price for me would be 300-700$
    :help:
  2. Rockin Mike

    Rockin Mike Supporting Member

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    You could get an active bass and just put a switch in to go into passive mode.
    Or just take the preamp out and wire it as all passive.
  3. Down_Low

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    Have a look at the Squier or Fender Modern Player Jaguar PJ's.
  4. vgbob

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    G&L Tribute SB-2.
    G&L is considered to be the latest of Leo Fender's designs.
    The Tribute line are the Asian versions of the same models
    made in the USA. They claim the pickups are USA made.
    The controls are a bit different, in that it is two volumes.
    And they have a Jazz style thin neck, which I happen to like.
  5. sricks3

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    There are plenty of pj basses in that price range, especially if you don't limit yourself to Fender/Squier. Many of them are quite good, too. As one example, check out the Yamaha BB series.

    The extra work might not be worth it to you, but as an alternative, I just added a jazz pickup at the bridge to a knock-off P-bass that I already had. It turned a great sounding bass into an amazing sounding bass, and I've put less than $300 into the who thing (including initial purchase of the bass).
  6. krovx

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  7. nikolozj

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    Rockin Mike
    sure, but that 9v battery hole on the back of the body is killing me :(
    it might be nothing technically, but I don't like it.

    Down_Low
    I forgot to mention: I like jaguar basses and I don't think their bodies are ugly, but I still prefer classic design.

    I don't limit myself, but I've been hypnotized by Fender neck mostly I think. Of course I could change neck and attach fender neck on other bass and like you did, put bridge pickup manually and all that stuff... but I just wanna get out and get a bass. I've been working recently on body finish and it took me 5 months to refinish it... I don't really want to experiment anymore, I just want an instrument to play.

    krovx

    That is very nice bass, but it has humbucker in bridge and neck also looks a bit wider at nut. Fender P necks are wider than J necks, but I don't think even P is that wide..
  8. NYCbassist

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  9. nikolozj

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    btw, has anybody ever seen or heard of a P bass that would have its pickups placed the way when first two string pickup is closer to neck and last two string pickup is closer to bridge?

    like this
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    jlepre Supporting Member

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  11. NYCbassist

    NYCbassist Supporting Member

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    The link I posted above is a Reverse P design.
  12. Cammy511

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    I can't think of any names of hand, but they do definitely exist.
  13. Catbuster

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    Yamaha BB424
  14. SherwoodGreen

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    Concur-

    Altho I splurged (glad I did) on the Japanese-built BB2024X-

    Absolutely top-of- the chain instrument.

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  15. Itouchdownthere

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  16. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper P is the Key. Call me Marc or Marky Potatoes. Gold Supporting Member

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    +1

    +1 - but the lack of tone control would drive me nuts personally.

    Also, the Deluxe P Special used to be passive prior to 2004 I think. Worth checking out a used one if you can find it.
  17. 4StringsEnough

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  18. Yacker

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    You could always buy this one off me ;) ImageUploadedByTalkBass1360444533.493997.jpg
  19. SBsoundguy

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    Spectors and Ibanezs

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  20. 39-Bassist

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    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist for: Brace Audio; Duncan Pickups; Line6
    ESP has their Vintage PJ bass...it plays and sounds well too...Cost is VERY affordable....I am a Fender guy but......

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