NBD: Steve Harris P Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by starmann, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. starmann

    starmann Flats and Fingers Supporting Member

    Mar 26, 2011
    Hey all:

    Just received this "killer" blue sparkle 2012 Steve Harris P Bass with a chrome pickguard, very cool. Although it looks black the pickguard, in person, is chrome. And if you like the color like I did on the web it really is EVEN COOLER IN PERSON.

    Very old school with thick neck and thick, Flat rotosound strings.

    I of course added my usual thumbrest.

    Although as costly as an MIA, this made in Japan is Great Quality. The only issue I have is, that at this price a hardshell case should be standard not the "gig bag" it comes with.
    What do you all think of her?

  2. Dis I like. :)

    I thought you would get a nice blue hardshell case standard with it.
  3. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 EBMM Nut

    Jul 5, 2010
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Wow that finish looks incredible! While I'm usually a bigger fan of rosewood fretboards, the maple board looks perfect on that...complements the body nicely. Congrats!
  4. Scott in Dallas

    Scott in Dallas Commercial User

    Aug 16, 2005
    Dallas, north Texas
    Builder and Owner: DJ Ash Guitars
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  6. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    Lol. Nice bass.
    Got any more pix?
  7. I love that bass! Enjoy!
  8. I had a first edition SH issued P-bass - the one released in the early 00's w/the wine colored pickguard.

    It made me fall in love w/ the P-bass (I had shunned them for around 20-25 years since I started playing).

    I sold the SH and went out and bought a real '76 P-bass and it just happened to have an old, period correct mighty mite polished steel pick guard and the seymore duncan Qp's. I added a bad ass II and it quickly became and still remains my go-to.

  9. Inconnu


    Nov 1, 2005
    My bass-ment
    Just as I was thinking I was cured from GAS.... Damn you!;)
  10. thisSNsucks


    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    Beautiful bass, and nice pic!
  11. portlandguy


    Feb 15, 2011
    Portland, OR
  12. EvilJekyll


    Dec 23, 2011
    The best bass for metal? :bag:
  13. starmann

    starmann Flats and Fingers Supporting Member

    Mar 26, 2011
    Thanks, guys

    I had a chance to play it and between the Seymour Duncan P/U's and the 110 flatwound E, it definitely has a different tone than my other P's.

    The strings and the thick neck will be something to get used to.
  14. ubnomnar

    ubnomnar Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    So Cal
    Your Steve Harris Sig is a beauty!

    Definitely something special about the Royal Blue Metallic n' maple combo.

    P basses are my favorite and I've owned a bunch... Still GAS'n for for a Steve Harris Sig P :bassist:
  15. PWRL


    Sep 15, 2006
    I think it's slick! Got me a P bass today, too.
  16. starmann

    starmann Flats and Fingers Supporting Member

    Mar 26, 2011

    The charcoal frost is a great color. I thought the hoppus is a jazz with P pickups?

    Good luck with your new P Bass.

    Rock On
  17. ubnomnar

    ubnomnar Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    So Cal
    You're right about the Hoppus... Jazz Body, Precision neck, and a Precision pickup. Fender classifies it as a Jazz... but it plays and sounds like a Precision.

    My Charcoal Frost MIA Precision is hitting the spot... but I've had Steve Harris Sig GAS for over a year... so I'm going to have to own one sooner or later :bassist:
  18. kjpollo


    Mar 17, 2008
    I just wish the Harris wasnt so expensive. I also wish they did his current finish- the white with claret & blue pinstriping and the West Ham logo. Even if they didnt put the logo on there, the white w/pinstriping would look ultra cool and REALLY nail his current look.
  19. xUptheIronsx

    xUptheIronsx Conform or Be Cast Out.... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2010
    C-ville, Col, Ohio
    by far my most favorite "Hero Bass" ever...

    I bought my 72 b/c of that very bass...
  20. Nice! I'd say that is the best bass for metal.:bassist:
  21. Killer bass! Congratulations!

    - Jimmy Rage