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Fender american standard p bass v

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Wootenjr304, Jan 10, 2014.


  1. Wootenjr304

    Wootenjr304

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    Hopefully this is the right forum to post this. I'm looking to buy a new fender but I can't decide between the olympic white and the 3 tone burst. If someone could post some pics of the newer ones or give me some recommendations I would appreciate it.
     
  2. laklandplayer

    laklandplayer

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    Here is mine, I love it. A great sounding bass.
     
  3. Wootenjr304

    Wootenjr304

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    Looks great. Any thoughts on how it might sound in country music?
     
  4. laklandplayer

    laklandplayer

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    P basses wrote the book on country sessions. I use this 5 and my '65 p bass with flatwounds in the studio all of the time. They always sit well in the mix and the engineer can't ruin the sound with eq.
     
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  6. Wootenjr304

    Wootenjr304

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    I'm glad to hear that.
     
  7. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

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    If you haven't chosen yet, I wanted black with rosewood board but Fender would not do it w/o up charge. I love the white but went with black & maple neck. It was a great choice because I got a terrific instrument with light weight, great tone, vibe and feel.

    I have adjusted the action stupid low (because of arthritis kickin' in) but it still has that Fender punchiness. I swapped out the PG for a leather one.

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  8. Wootenjr304

    Wootenjr304

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    Wow I think I may like that better than the white. I would love the white with a maple neck unfortunately my budgets only like $1000. Is that a tort pick guard or a custom one?
     
  9. Thumper

    Thumper Supporting Member

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    I wanted white/maple but would have to find someone who wanted to swap necks. I ended getting a vintage modified Squier P5. While it was on it's way to me I bought a complete set of American P5 electronics and white pickguard which was available with plans to upgrade. The VM P5 sounds and feels so good, I never made the change, and I also have an American P5 to compare it to.
     
  10. Wootenjr304

    Wootenjr304

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    Is there any place to buy a maple neck for an American 5 string?
     
  11. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Both colors are classic. I'd go for oly white.
     

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