P basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rolfskylark, Feb 17, 2014.


  1. Rolfskylark

    Rolfskylark

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    Does anyone else think P basses are a bit boring looking?
    I love the sound but I have to say the body shape is a bit over rated in my opinion.
  2. GK Growl

    GK Growl

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    Oh boy...
  3. P Town

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    Viewing this site on my phone, I thought the exact same thing as your post. I scroll down, see your response, and smile.
  4. GrumpiusMaximus

    GrumpiusMaximus I've Seen Things You People Wouldn't Believe Supporting Member

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    Rolf, you're a young guy. You've made an interesting bass.

    I'm just putting that there to try and defuse this thread before it even starts...
  5. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Supporting Member

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    When I was young I found the P bass the most boring thing on the planet. 30 plus years on I'm still a Thunderbird guy but I have like 5 Precisions in the arsenal. Don't underestimate the Precision Bass.
  6. P Town

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    Too late.
  7. Gbass75

    Gbass75 Supporting Member

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    Boring? ...perhaps.

    Classic? ...certainly.

    Comfortable? ...Completely.

    Sound? ...fantastic.

    Aaaaaaaannnnnd... we're done.
  8. Gbass75

    Gbass75 Supporting Member

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    ...oh... and, who's making the popcorn?
  9. JellinWellen

    JellinWellen

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    I hate the way they look when I own one, and as soon as I get a different bass I start GASSING over P's especially the looks. Does that make sense?
  10. Lowbrow

    Lowbrow Supporting Member

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    Some threads are started out of ignorance, others out of stupidity others still to be provocative. This one is just a bit boring looking, IMO.
  11. garrett23rd

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  12. WoodyG3

    WoodyG3 Supporting Member

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    They look great and not at all boring. That is all. Over and out.
  13. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

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    :cool:
    Thank You. :p
  14. Scott Sauna

    Scott Sauna

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    I would say that next to Gibson basses, I think Fender Ps are the best looking out there. But I am extremely against boutique and coffee table looking basses, or anything exotic looking in general. The P bass sounds great and has the classic look.
  15. Gbass75

    Gbass75 Supporting Member

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    Umm... THIS!!!
  16. bigmoosepi

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    I think all of the designs from fender and gibson from the 50s and 60s are totally timeless. If they were made yesterday it would seem normal.
  17. milkman-27

    milkman-27

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    You could just Bedazzle the P-Bass. Then it would not bore you so.
  18. ronaldpdbrandt

    ronaldpdbrandt Supporting Member

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    This is what I tell my students when they say that something is "boring":

    The only thing in the world that is boring is a person who is bored. Everything else is subjective.
  19. 5string5fingers

    5string5fingers Supporting Member

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    Boring? Definitely not. P basses are dead sexy to me. Perfect. Are they fancy? Have woods I can't pronounce? Gold hardware? 500 dollar electronics? Nope. Thats just the way I like it too.

    Simplicity is elegance.

    Over rated body shape? Millions of P bass owners over the past 50 years would beg to differ.
  20. P Town

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    Does anyone else think the Ampeg B-15, (or for that matter the Hammond B3/Leslie 122) are over rated?

    (Only asking, because I own both, and find them to be unmatched by anything made today).

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