NBD: Steve Harris P Bass

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


  1. starmann

    starmann Flats and Fingers Supporting Member

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    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?

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  2. Rama

    Rama

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    Dis I like. :)

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

    Epitaph04 Supporting Member

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    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

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    It looks cold. :)
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  6. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

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    Lol. Nice bass.
    Got any more pix?
  7. leegreenman

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    I love that bass! Enjoy!
  8. oddgrowth

    oddgrowth

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    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.

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  9. Inconnu

    Inconnu

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    Just as I was thinking I was cured from GAS.... Damn you!;)
  10. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks Supporting Member

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    Beautiful bass, and nice pic!
  11. portlandguy

    portlandguy

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    Love that color,
  12. EvilJekyll

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    The best bass for metal? :bag:
  13. starmann

    starmann Flats and Fingers Supporting Member

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    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

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    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

    PWRL

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

    starmann Flats and Fingers Supporting Member

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    Thanks..

    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

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    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

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    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

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    by far my most favorite "Hero Bass" ever...

    I bought my 72 b/c of that very bass...
  20. 4001

    4001

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    Nice! I'd say that is the best bass for metal.:bassist:
  21. ArvindJayaram

    ArvindJayaram

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    Killer bass! Congratulations!

    - Jimmy Rage

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